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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

Graham Hughes considers the increasing demand for self-medication, ponders innovative auto-injection devices, and highlights temperature-sensitive logistics in a look at a selection of articles from this edition of PMPS.
 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics
Supply Chain Logistics

Climate Control

The risk of temperature deviation within the supply chain can be minimised – but not eliminated – by careful planning and control of processes, says George McAuley at Almac Clinical Services.
 
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Temperature-Controlled Transit

The Data Tells the Story

Mark Mohr at CSafe Global advises how to avoid the ‘gap’ in the supply chain by employing better management of ambient temperature ranges during air transport, with a focus on implementing the most effective packaging.
 
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Total Cost of Ownership

Choose Wisely

By applying the Total Cost of Ownership model to a cold chain logistics project from day one, operational costs can be reduced and relevant areas targeted to optimise spending, argues Geraint Thomas at Laminar Medica.
 
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Medical Couriers

On the Move

The medical courier sector is growing, but in order to remain competitive, companies must be able to offer customers the latest high-tech services, as well as keep up with evolving regulations. David Upton of DA Systems reports.

 
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Drug Delivery 
Event Forward

Polymer: An Alternative to Glass?


The various benefits of both traditional glass and innovative polymer as parenteral drug packaging materials will be debated at the upcoming event, The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices, organised by PDA Europe
 
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Quality and Compliance

Auto-Injector Innovation


The biopharma industry is experiencing a demand for self-administration devices. Steven Kaufman and Patty Sa at SHL Group discuss combination technologies and the importance of maintaining market competitiveness through quality adherence and patient compliance.
 
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Inhalation Devices

A Breath of Fresh Air

Gerallt Williams at Aptar Pharma takes a look at pressurised metered dose inhalers and their possible future applications. He cautions that adapting to meet the needs of a new pharmaceutical era using the latest technology is crucial.
 
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Drug Delivery
Wearable Injectors

Keep it Close

While pre-filled syringes and auto-injectors have traditionally been the drug delivery option of choice, Alan Shortall at Unilife Corporation shines the spotlight on disposable wearable injectors.
 
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INTERVIEWS

Industry Interview

Customer Care

Packaging Coordinators, Inc’s Associate Director, Tim Roberts, reveals his business philosophy and forecasts the pharma industry’s trajectory over the
next decade.

 
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NUTRACEUTICALS
Nutraceuticals

The Forgotten Vitamin


Vladimir Badmaev at NattoPharma presents the history of vitamin K and its rediscovery as a multi-functional supplement. He outlines its potential health benefits – particularly when combined with calcium and vitamin D.
 
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MANUFACTURING & PROCESSING

Product Verification

Turning up the Heat

Pharmaceutical heating processes are highly regulated and demand close monitoring, traceability and validation. Jez Watson at CD Automation UK points out the main areas to be aware of.

 
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Q&A: Robotics

Automation Advances

Are technological advancements in robotics being overlooked because of the conservative nature of the UK pharma industry, thereby preventing greater efficiency from being reached? Bob Lloyd from Kawasaki Robotics believes so.

 
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PATIENT COMPLIANCE

Patient Adherence

Get with the Programme

Applying the latest electronic monitoring methods to drug packaging can significantly aid medication adherence, claims Bernard Vrijens at MeadWestvaco Healthcare.

 
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Supply Chain
Q&A: Green Supply Chain

Sustainable Savings


Applying Total Cost of Packaging methods to your business can bring both financial and environmental advantages, as Christoph Hammer at Dividella reveals.
 
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The End of the line
The End of the Line

Life Lessons

Richard Harrop emphasises the importance of understanding the environmental capabilities of your supply chain when choosing green packaging solutions.
 
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

Published quarterly in
February, May,
August and November

News and Press Releases

POP TEST ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM OF UNRELIABLE DATA FROM CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORS

A major insight relating to the unreliability of data from continuous glucose monitors was published in the Nature journal, “Scientific Reports”, by Neil Theise, MD., the Lead Scientist of Pop Test, LLC and colleagues. The discovery of the “Interstitium”, a newfound human organ, by Dr. Theise and his collaborators, can be viewed by using the link https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-23062-6 Continual glucose monitoring via an indwelling cutaneous needle measuring glucose in interstitial fluid (now identified to be in the “interstitium”) has been a game changer in the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus because of its accuracy. However, the needles used to collect this glucose containing fluid often fail in as little as a week. Despite the reliance on fluid from this space, the microanatomy of the interstitium has never been defined. The sensors currently in use were developed with the presumption of interstitial fluid being located somewhere in the sub-epidermal layers of the skin, but the actual anatomy relating to needle placement was always unclear.
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White Papers

Managing GxP Environmental Systems to Ensure Data Integrity

Vaisala Ltd


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Industry Events

SAPHEX 2018

1-2 November 2018, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa

The SAPHEX exhibition and conference is now established as the “go-to” networking and business event for anyone working in the South African pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
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