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Manufacturing

Rapid Microbial Detection

Screening is Believing

Cindy Lieberman at Celsis International
examines the efficiency of using a rapid microbial detection method in the lab, compared to employing traditional screening methods.

 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics
Temperature-Controlled Transportation

Active Ingredients


As the cold chain market expands year on year, it is more important than ever to choose the best transportation solution. Kavita Somaroo at DS Smith Plastics Cool Logistics compares active container systems to passive temperature-controlled packaging.
 
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Global Sourcing

Delivering the Goods


Why go to the trouble of sourcing numerous companies, risking the possibility of miscommunications and delays, when you could simply use one global supplier for every purpose, asks Brian Kohr at CSafe Global.
 
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Logistics: Outsourcing in China

The Road Ahead


China’s government plans to implement an expansion of the country’s pharmaceutical market, which will mean restructuring the distribution network. Cathy Roberson at Transport Intelligence considers the prospects for logistics providers.
 
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PACKING & PACKAGING
Industry Innovations

Leading the Pack


Interactive packaging is the way of the future, believes Carol Hammond at Chesapeake, who explores the exciting range of new materials and manufacturing technologies currently on offer, as well as those in the pipeline.
 
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Tamper-Resistant Products

Personal Protection


Creating blister packaging which is both child-resistant and senior-friendly is challenging, but a new safety labelling solution is now available. Rolf Abelmann at ivm – childsafe and Reinhard Kuge at Faubel report.
 
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Bag-on-Valve Systems

Creating Barriers


Bag-on-Valve aerosols provide an alternative packaging option for a variety of different spray products, offering product integrity and protection from oxygen exposure. Magnus Hedman at Aurena Laboratories runs through their main features.
 
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Blister Package Stability Testing

Fit for Purpose


Evaluation of product packaging and the way in which it performs is just as important as the drug itself, claims Zuzana Sabova-Kepic at Honeywell, yet this is often an area which is neglected.
 
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Container Closure Systems

Trending Towards Plastic

Graham Reynolds at West Pharmaceutical Services
considers the pros and cons when it comes to the growing use of plastic for primary packaging as an alternative to glass.
 
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Data Analysis

Total Cost of Ownership

A Wise Investment

Christoph Hammer at Dividella uses a hypothetical case study to demonstrate the value of implementing the Total Cost of Ownership method when making crucial business decisions

 

 
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Business Intelligence

Innovative Data

Vivian Berni at LifeConEx
addresses the complexities of temperature-sensitive logistics by describing how the life science and healthcare industries could be more innovative and add value in their use of available data.
 
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Safety
Spotlight

To Be Blunt


Needlestick injuries to healthcare workers are surprisingly common. It is hoped that revised EU legislation, which will take effect in May 2013, will better protect this group, and Mary Foley at Safe in Common explains why mistakes made in the US must not be repeated.
 
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Work Hazards

A Slippery Situation


Spills, damage and general wear and tear to flooring can all result in potential accidents in the workplace. For safer surfaces, Lothar Schutz at Dr Schutz International looks at the benefits of renovating an old floor as opposed to replacing it entirely.
 
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Country Focus: China
Regional Focus: China

Looking East

Iain Nicolson and Oliver Smith at Fountainbridge
evaluate the growth of the pharmaceutical industry in China and predict the most likely areas for future development.
 
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The End of the line
The End of the Line

Indications of a Bright Future

Richard Harrop
discusses the advantages of introducing visual indicators to thermal packaging.
 
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News and Press Releases

Lynparza recommended for approval in EU by CHMP for BRCA-mutated metastatic pancreatic cancer

AstraZeneca and MSD Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (MSD: known as Merck & Co., Inc. inside the US and Canada) today announced that Lynparza (olaparib) has been recommended for marketing authorisation in the European Union (EU) for the 1st-line maintenance treatment of patients with germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm) metastatic pancreatic cancer. The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) based its positive opinion on results from the Phase III POLO trial, which were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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White Papers

The Importance of Critical Temperatures in the Freeze Drying of Pharmaceutical Products

Biopharma Group

Every formulation has a critical temperature, below which it should be cooled for complete solidification and maintained below during primary drying in order to prevent processing defects. To design a freeze drying cycle on a rational basis such information should be identified.
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Industry Events

World Vaccine Congress Washington

27-29 September 2020, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington, US

The World Vaccine Congress is an award-winning series of conferences and exhibitions that have grown to become the largest and most established vaccine meeting of its kind across the globe. Our credibility is show through the prestigious scientific advisory board that spend months of hard work creating a new and topical agenda, year on year.
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