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Manufacturing
Manufacturing Data Management

Data on a Diet

Joe Rothman at Aegis Analytical Corp applies the Lean philosophy to data and advocates data warehouse solutions that are focused on process intelligence as a way to iron out the creases in complex supply chains.
 
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Manufacturing Plant Design

Plants with Agility

When considering the design of a new manufacturing plant, it is important that one also anticipates the ‘future needs’ of the facility. Wim Spook at Matcon Ltd UK looks at some of the measures to be taken, from intelligent layout to how to handle a capacity boost.
 
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Containment Systems

Think Inside the Box

Maurice Pitcher at Powder Systems Limited discusses the importance of reliable and efficient high containment systems in pharma processing and manufacturing, and points out some essential design considerations that can make for safer and more streamlined systems.
 
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Water Purification

Pure and Simple

Pure water for the laboratory is a key ingredient in pharmaceutical production. Mark Bosley at Purite puts forward reverse osmosis water purification systems as an economical tool for developers.
 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics
Sustainable Supply Chain

Green Agenda

Supply chain management technologies are providing pharma companies with stronger green credentials – as well as improved agility and responsiveness within the supply chain – thereby leading to financial savings, as Sudeep Kumar Mandhania at Infosys explores.
 
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Temperature-Controlled Logistics  

Chain Challenge: Part 2 of 2

Robert J Hayes of Cold Chain Consultants (UK) Ltd stresses the importance of avoiding mistakes in the early phases of the cold chain process, and how temperature excursions can be minimised through effective packaging solutions and awareness of the most commonly problematic stages.
 
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Supply Chain Risk

Quality Assured

Highlighting the increasing levels of risk in today’s logistics and supply chain operations, Luc Huybreghts of Pauwels Consulting advises on how to ensure product integrity throughout the process, and which pitfalls a distributor should look out for
 
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Sustainable Packaging Design

Clean Living

Mark Church of Laminar Medica looks at how the need for businesses to comply with environmentally-friendly regulations will drive them to embrace these challenges, thus leading the way to ensure sustainable survival in the global economy.
 
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Drug Delivery 
Nanotechnology Drug Delivery

Thinking Small

With an ever increasing number of new applications, nanotechnology is becoming a key element in the drug delivery landscape of the future. Tim Harper at Cientifica Ltd considers the impact this will have on the market and where the largest gains will be seen.
 
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Formulations, Ingredients and Excipients
53 Freeze-Drying Microscopy

Freeze Frame

John G Augustine of Smithers Pharma Services shows how key data from freeze-dry microscopy can facilitate the proposal of new lyophilisation cycle parameters, improving the overall quality of the resulting product.
 
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Primary Packaging: Glass

Inner Strength

New drugs and sophisticated production processes have created extensive challenges for high-quality glass containers. Florence Buscke at SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging picks out the features new glass products must possess in order to remain relevant.
 
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MANUFACTURING
Biomanufacturing

Get with the Programme

As with any manufacturing operation, biopharmaceutical production stands to benefit from adopting a Lean philosophy. Nigel J Smart at Smart Consulting Group analyses some areas for process streamlining, including training of personnel.
 
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PACKING & PACKAGING
Packaging and Labelling: Braille

Raising Information

Duncan Robinson at Pillbox Design draws out the key issues in Braille packaging design, giving a breakdown of some of the technological advances in packaging for blind and partially-sighted people that are modernising the market.
 
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Foil-Based Packaging

Selection Pack

Jez Clements at Cambridge Design Partnership discusses material choice when designing a packaging solution, pointing out the advantages of using foil, while also addressing the particular issues that come into play with this option.
 
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Blister Packaging

Pack and Blue

Blue dye testing methods for pharmaceutical blister packaging can ensure a stronger, fail-safe parameter that can elevate package integrity assurance to new levels, as Oliver Stauffer of PTI explains.
 
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the end of the line
The End of the Line

Exactly What it Says on the Tin

Richard Harrop has some interesting experiences at the 2012 PDA Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Management & Good Distribution Practice conference in Berlin.
 
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Robert Harris
Chief Technical Officer at Juniper Pharma Services
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News and Press Releases

Domestic companies predict a 16% growth in the South Korean pharma market during CPhI Korea

CPhI Korea, organized by UBM, closed its doors in Seoul after another record-breaking event that attracted 4,300 attendees and 147 exhibitors. During the event, UBM undertook an in-depth onsite survey of both international and domestic attendees, with domestic companies reporting a headline growth in the order of 16% across the South Korean pharma economy.
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White Papers

Autoinjectors From Planning to Launch

SHL Group

Looking at the rising trend towards self-administration therapies, injectable drug delivery devices such as pen injectors, autoinjectors and needle free injectors show a significant growth potential in the near future. In 2010, the pen systems and autoinjectors market was estimated to be worth over $0.58bn, a growth of 8-10% from previous years. It is estimated that the market will continue to grow steadily between 10-15% over the forecast period. It will reach $0.87bn in 2013 and $1.07bn in 2015. (Visiongain, June, 2011)
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Industry Events

ASPIRE: International EDGE Conference

28 February - 1 March 2018, The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham

The ASPIRE international conference is taking place on the 28th February and 1st March 2018 at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. The conference brings together members of the research community including research professionals from the NHS, Clinical Trial Networks and international organisations. The ASPIRE conference will allow delegates to share knowledge and best practise with the focus on enhancing the efficiency and productivity of clinical research across the UK and beyond.
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