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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

Editor Graham Hughes reflects on the twin concerns of counterfeit medicine and effective supply chain management, as well as discussing some of this edition’s other focus features.
 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics
Temperature Control Regulations

Air Freight Innovation


When it comes to the transportation of pharmaceutical products, instead of localised regulations and procedures, the focus should be on implementing a global standard, argues Nathan De Valck of Brussels Airport Company.
 
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Supply Chain Efficiency

Made Simple


Brian Kohr of CSafe Global reveals that optimisation of the cold chain can give companies a critical advantage over their competitors and enable them to create simple, effective logistical processes.
 
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Frozen Storage

The Chill Factor


Choosing the right printer media for frozen storage can be difficult. Rafael Hernández at Honeywell Scanning and Mobility thinks that partnering with the right provider and understanding the technical issues can lead to the solution.
 
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Labelling 
Labelling for Injectables

Sticking Point


The impact of globalisation on pharmaceutical labelling has led to innovative new designs that help prevent counterfeiting and chemical migration into medication, as well as assisting in production efficiency, explains Mirta Zuccala at Avery Dennison Corporation.

 
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Packaging, Packing & Anti-Counterfeiting
Hologram Security

Counterfeit Crack-Down


Ian Lancaster at the International Hologram Manufacturers Association suggests that the success of the hologram is down to its ability to adapt and find new roles. This is of particular interest to today's pharma companies when securing their products against counterfeiting.
 
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Packaging Advances

Prescription for Innovation

The constant demand for innovation in the pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging sector means there is a product out there to meet every requirement – the need for tamper evidence provision is just one of many. Essentra’s Martin Dallas shares his thoughts.
 
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SOLID DOSAGE
Blend Uniformity

In the Mix


Ensuring that oral dosage forms each contain the precise amount of API required is vital in the manufacturing of safe and effective pharmaceuticals. Detlev Haack at Hermes Pharma outlines how this can be achieved.
 
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MANUFACTURING
Medical Device Manufacturing

Made in Japan


DLA Piper’s Masahiko Ishida and Ryo Takizawa examine how Japan’s Pharmaceutical Affairs Act regulates the production of medical devices – and to what extent the latest amendments may impact local merger and acquisition practice.
 
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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS
Q&A: Air Cargo Logistics

Up in the Clouds


Renate de Walle at Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo speaks to PMPS about the many risks associated with air freight logistics, and what improvements the next decade might bring.
 
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Q&A: Healthcare Logistics

Life Line


PMPS asks Melanie Hall at DHL Supply Chain about her experiences working within the life sciences and healthcare sector, and discovers the practical implications of enforcing evermore demanding regulations.
 
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PACKING & PACKAGING
Bespoke versus Off-the-Shelf

Do It Your Way


As technology advances and new materials are adopted into packaging design, Jonathan Yap of Laminar Medica advises on choosing between bespoke and off-the-shelf options.
 
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NUTRACEUTICALS
Nutraceutical Integration

Back to Nature


Dr Todd A Born
of Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc raises awareness of the use of nutraceutical medicines as part of personalised and effective treatment plans – particularly when targeting anxiety disorders.


 
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ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION
Automation Systems

Growth Spurt


Despite its challenges, industrial automation is essential for companies wanting to remain key players on the global manufacturing scene. GAMBICA’s Steve Brambley explores how new systems can lead to smarter, more sustainable production.
 
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The End of the line
The End of the Line

Don’t Worry, Be Happy


Richard Harrop
believes that happiness lies in thinking ahead, particularly when it comes to thermal packaging. By fully considering the eventualities before they occur, companies can worry less in the future.
 
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Edited by
Robert Harris
Chief Technical Officer at Juniper Pharma Services
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February, May,
August and November

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Industry Events

7th annual Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases UK

18-19 October 2017, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London

SMi Group is thrilled to present the 7th annual Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases conference, taking place on 18th & 19th October 2017 in Central London, UK. This year’s theme will be focused towards discussing strategies for patient engagement, market access and gene therapies to enhance rare diseases and orphan drug research.
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