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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

Editor Graham Hughes comments on effective cold chain management, emerging markets and anti-counterfeiting regulations while discussing the articles in this edition.
 
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Manufacturing
Control Systems Engineering

Open for Business


With pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging processes becoming increasingly automated, meticulous coordination is essential. John Browett at the CC-Link Partner Association Europe recommends the use of open automation network technologies.
 
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Manufacturing Partners

Perfect Match


When looking to partner with a manufacturer, choose one that is reliable, adds value, and will never compromise on a project, suggests Julie Dean at Nexus Intelligent Engineering.
 
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Water Treatment

In the Pipeline


Andrew Brown at Ondeo Industrial Solutions investigates common inefficiencies in water and wastewater treatment, and proposes solutions for reducing operating costs.
 
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MANUFACTURING
Ink Jet Coding

Make Your Mark


With many different factors to consider when using ink jet coding equipment and choosing inks to meet specific application requirements, Heidi Vanheerswynghels at Videojet Technologies shares her advice.
 
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Anti-Counterfeiting
Falsified Medicines Directive

Look to the Future


Daniel Rossek from Omron Electronics outlines how machine vision can help companies to meet the growing demands of global legislation, in particular the provisions stated in the EU Falsified Medicines Directive.
 
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Track and Trace

A Numbers Game


In response to global counterfeiting, steps are being taken to implement the wider use of serialisation. By acting now, Kelly Wrich and Chris Bishop at 3M Drug Delivery Systems suggest that companies can ensure a smoother transition and uninterrupted supplies.
 
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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS
Global Supply Chains

Deliver the Goods

Scott Szwast at UPS highlights the importance of understanding global transportation trends in order to maintain a source of competitive advantage and strategic processes, amid strong demand from emerging markets.
 
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FLUID SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY
Thermal Fluids

Fired Up

While the complexity of thermal fl uid testing can seem intimidating, Global Heat Transfer’s Andy Burns reiterates the need to take the process seriously and ensure that regulations are complied with, to avoid taking unnecessary risks.
 
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COOL CHAIN
Q&A: Temperature Control

Freeze Frame


Sofrigam’s Laetitia Perche tells PMPS about the options available for temperature-sensitive products as the cold chain market looks set to continue its upward trend.
 
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Temperature-Controlled Packaging

Keep Your Cool


PCI’s Tim Roberts explains how by choosing temperature-controlled packaging, companies can achieve maximum efficiency and minimise risks, while still delivering safe products on time.
 
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Event Foreword

Best Practice


With PDA Europe’s upcoming Pharmaceutical Cold and Supply Chain Logistics conference, Co-Chairs Erik van Asselt and Rafik H Bishara discuss the range of topics on the agenda.
 
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Telemetry Solutions

Communication Skills


As telemetry emerges as a valid complement to existing data gathering methods, Hans Börjesson at Starbright and Gabriel Andersson at Envirotainer describe how this technology can be utilised to help manage obstacles in the cold chain.
 
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Regional Focus: Latin America
Latin American Trials

Local Knowledge

Despite the delays in issuing permits, the longer approval procedures in South America give companies the chance to thoroughly plan for their clinical trials. Sue Lee at World Courier recommends finding partners that understand the local markets.
 
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Market Report: South America

New Horizons


Latin America looks to be the destination of choice for pharmaceutical companies seeking global expansion, but Shanshan Wang at Business Monitor International reminds drug-makers that the region still faces volatile economic and political changes.
 
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Q&A: Emerging Markets

Due South


As companies seek to expand their role globally, PMPS talks to Jens Friis at Gerresheimer to find out why South America is so attractive for investors.
 
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Lyophilisation
Lyophilisation

Cold Logic


Katriona Scoffin at Biopharma Technology Ltd reveals how advances in freeze drying are leading to improved efficiency and product stability, as well as better quality results.
 
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DIGITAL Supply Chain
Cloud Computing

Visible Benefits

Adam M Dion at GlobalData examines how cloud computing can help drug companies to streamline their operations and obtain the visibility they need across the enterprise, in line with changing circumstances and demands.
 
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Business Process Outsourcing

The Digital Age

In line with technology improvements and advances in quality and standardisation of care, companies need to adapt to guarantee they are meeting rising patient expectations. Alan Cox at The Indigo Lighthouse Group gives details.
 
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The End of the line
The End of the Line

As Easy as Riding a Bike


Richard Harrop believes that whether you are learning to ride a bike or developing a cold chain solution, the secret to success lies in being able to balance today’s needs with tomorrow’s aspirations.
 
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Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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