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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

Editor Graham Hughes considers the long way that advancements have come in terms of robotics and automation technology, and comments on the array of articles on offer in this edition of PMPS.
 
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Packaging, Packing & Anti-Counterfeiting
Protective Packaging

Child’s Eye View


Pauline Pang and Melissa B Green of Honeywell Healthcare and Packaging discuss how pharma companies can work with government institutions to develop effective solutions and best practices for child-resistant packaging.
 
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Blister Barriers

Pack Perfection


Changing packaging can raise concerns of complexity, but with blister packs meeting all the critical aspects of pharma packaging, companies are increasingly making the move. Philip Cooper at Sepha explains how to achieve the perfect blister.
 
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Anti-Counterfeiting

Security Systems


Essentra’s Martin Dallas reveals how the implementation of new packaging security techniques can ensure a robust and reliable defence against tampering and copying, in addition to brand protection.
 
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CLINICAL TRIALS FOCUS
Clinical Site Supply

Preparing for the Journey


With many obstacles affecting the implementation of a reliable clinical supply chain process, Mark Cadman and Jens Mattuschka at PAREXEL International address risk assessment and mitigation.
 
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Secondary Trial Packaging

Beyond the Label

Frank Jäger and Nurdan Citamak from Faubel examine the evolution of labels to multi-purpose tools, which they say has been prompted by pressures of quality and userfriendliness, as well as the need for shorter development lead times.


 
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INHALATION
Case Study: Dry Powder Inhalation

In and Out


As pulmonary inhalation begins to move into new therapeutic areas, Peter Villax and Gonçalo Andrade at Hovione investigate the engineering behind the first factory-filled, single-use dry powder inhaler to come to market.

 
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Inhaled Drug Delivery

Open Wide


Recently, there has been a growing interest in the use of inhaled drug delivery to manage systemic conditions such as diabetes or pain. Kish Mistry and Mike Davies from Pulmorphix explore the huge appeal of orally inhaled products.
 
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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS
Biopharma Cargo

Life After the Patent Cliff


With the pharma industry facing a period of great upheaval, Alan Dorling from IAG Cargo considers the need to invest in the right infrastructure to ensure the safe transportation of products across the globe.
 
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Supply Chain Trends

From A to B


The life sciences and healthcare industry must adapt to a new supply chain business model, as the old system is simply not resilient enough to face the huge pressures in today’s market, argues Lisa Harrington from lharrington group.
 
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MARKETPLACE & BUSINESS
Offshoring and Outsourcing

Intellectual Thinking

Jackie Maguire at Coller IP reminds us that while collaboration and outsourcing may seem straightforward, any organisation considering this model should be aware of the need to secure its intellectual property.
 
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Asset Management

Taking Stock

In every business there are under-utilised assets that would serve a better purpose being redeployed, sold or destroyed. Ben Potenza at EquipNet recommends proactive asset management to allow companies to maximise their resources.




 
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MANUFACTURING & PROCESSING
Q&A: Processing and Packaging

Exhibiting Progress

With preparations for the upcoming PPMA Show under way, PMPS interviews Grant Collier, the event’s Head of Marketing and Publishing, to find out which manufacturing trends he predicts will be key over the next decade.
 
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Colour Masterbatches

The Challenge of Change


Steve Duckworth at Clariant tells PMPS about the colourful world of masterbatches, emphasising the importance of being one step ahead of regulatory restrictions to protect both pharma customers and patients.
 
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ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION
Q&A: Robotic Solutions

Automated Answers


To attempt to manufacture drugs without automation seems inconceivable today, and AUTOMATICA’s Armin Wittmann is convinced that pharma can keep learning from other industries in the search for ever-more efficient solutions.
 
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Bespoke Automation

A Robot’s Tale

Robots can provide businesses with the ability to lower all-round capital costs and gain a fast payback time on an initial investment. With a rise in affordable and simpler robotics, Peter Richards at Armstrong UEN believes that increased automation is the way forward.
 
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GAMP and Validation

Best Practice


With the need for pharma manufacturers to focus less on eliminating contingency and more on using systems that perform as expected, David Jones at Yokogawa UK highlights the importance of observing Good Automated Manufacturing Practice.
 
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The End of the line
The End of the Line

A Friend in Need

Richard Harrop thinks ‘outside of the box’ as he ponders how packaging can be designed to improve quality of life, simply by focusing on a more user-friendly experience.
 
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Edited by
Robert Harris
Chief Technical Officer at Juniper Pharma Services
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February, May,
August and November

News and Press Releases

Wickham Laboratories Announces Upcoming Webinar on In-Vitro Alternatives


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White Papers

Environmental Factors in Data Centres

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Industry Events

6th Annual Cancer Vaccines Conference

27-28 September 2017, Copthorne Tara Hotel, London UK

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