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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

PCI Pharma Services Announces Agreement to Acquire Sherpa Clinical Packaging

Philadelphia, USA – September 10, 2018 Leading global biopharmaceutical outsourcing services provider PCI Pharma Services (PCI) is pleased to announce the acquisition of San Diego-based Sherpa Clinical Packaging (Sherpa), which expands PCI’s U.S. operations to the West Coast. The acquisition of Sherpa, a provider of clinical trial supply services, further strengthens PCI’s position as a leader in outsourced clinical trial support services. The addition of Sherpa’s capabilities also enables PCI to better support customers from early phases of clinical development through to commercial launch.
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White Papers

Clinical Trials in Russia Orange Paper: 1st Quarter 2014

Synergy Research Group

In summary, Russia remains a very popular geography for local, regional, and global pharmaceutical companies to conduct clinical trials. Sponsors mention the following reasons for conducting studies in Russia: 1. Fast patient enrollment due to the centralized medical infrastructure. 2. Nearly 100% patient retention 3. GCP trained and certified Investigative Sites generating high quality data 4. Low cost: Average per patient cost is 60% to 70% below US and European prices due to the low cost of Investigators and the high concentration of patients in therapeutically aligned medical centers
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Industry Events

Pharma and Device Packaging and Labelling West Coast 2018

27-28 November 2018, Burlingame, CA

The second edition of the Pharma and Device Packaging and Labeling West Coast was a thought-provoking two days of engaging presentations, discussion and networking.
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