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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

In his first edition as PMPS Industry Advisor, Robert Harris reviews a handful of articles that tie into the theme of ‘information technology’.
 
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STERILE PACKAGING
Sterile Sealing

Keep It Clean


Sylvia Marzotko
at West Pharmaceutical Services outlines what recent revisions to contamination guidelines will mean for manufacturers. One key point involves secondary packaging, such as caps and seals – these are just as critical as the materials in direct contact with the drug product.
 
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LASER CODING AND MARKING
Pharmerging Market Coding

Leave Your Mark


As the influence of emerging markets develops, Richard Nemesi at Videojet Technologies emphasises the need for a global serialisation strategy. Flexible solutions and a consideration of local requirements, he says, are key to success.
 
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INTERVIEWS
Q&A: Insulin Delivery Devices

Under Control


Simple, affordable and convenient insulin delivery is crucial for a future of effective diabetes management, reasons Jay Warner at CeQur. Is wearable technology the way forward in achieving this?




 
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REVIEW
Book Review

Scaling the Compliance Mountain


Considering implementing enterprise quality management software in your organisation? Using the analogy of a journey, The Purple Guide aims to help you climb the compliance mountain in the most efficient way possible.
 
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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS
Supply Chain Stakeholders

Who Is The Customer?


With so many involved in the pharma manufacturing supply chain, Alan Cox of Indigo Lighthouse discusses the role each stakeholder has to play in meeting patients’ ever-evolving expectations.
 
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FACILITY VALIDATION
Cleanroom Design

The Future-Proof Lab


Teknomek’s Sue Springett examines today’s priorities in lab and cleanroom design: collaboration and flexibility. These twin virtues not only focus on modern needs, but also ensure that such spaces remain purposeful in the future.


 
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Construction Compliance

Brick by Brick


Todd Hallam from Chalcroft provides an update on the revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. The additional responsibilities call for more sophisticated technology, in addition to highly specialised R&D and manufacturing facilities.
 
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MARKETPLACE & BUSINESS
Market Analysis: Over-the-Counter

Counter Culture


Over-the-counter drugs are a modest, but rapidly expanding business. Essentra’s Tiffany Overstreet advises on ways to differentiate in this sector – which is especially important when it comes to secondary packaging.
 
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NUTRACEUTICALS
Q&A: Nutraceutical Tableting

The Science of Tablet Tooling


Rob Blanchard
from I Holland sheds light on the unique challenges faced by tablet manufacturers taking on the growing nutraceuticals market, and reveals the latest tooling and coating developments.
 
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PATIENT COMPLIANCE
Diabetes Self-Management

Kept In Check


Curbing the diabetes pandemic is highly reliant on sufferers’ successful self-management of their condition. Owen Mumford’s Cecilia Mendy calls for greater education and training of both patients and healthcare professionals.
 
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Data Analysis
Marketing Operations

Data Takes Centre Stage


Neil Gleghorn
at Kallik highlights the central role data has to play in marketing operations, and considers how this can drive campaigns to achieve the industry’s high standards of consistency, efficiency and transparency.
 
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Digital Marketing

A Fine Line


In this era of social media, striking the balance between exposure and privacy can be a struggle. Mark Sell from MD Logistics explains how to get the most from digital promotion, while still protecting the brand and its customers.
 
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ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION
Industrial Automation

Roadmap to Energy Efficiency


Although sustainability is currently on trend, some pharma businesses are lagging behind in the uptake of greener manufacturing techniques. Martyn Williams and Andrea Grall of COPA-DATA tell us why the time is right for utilising energy efficiency as a competitive advantage.
 
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Robotic Applications

Making the Switch


Robotic automation is finally, albeit slowly, gaining ground within the industry. Mike Wilson of ABB states the case for its application in pharmaceutical production, particularly in terms of the boost in quality and reduction in wastage it can deliver.
 
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The End of the Line

Keep Talking


Richard Harrop
underlines the significance of partner communication in capitalising on the prevalence of outsourcing, which shows no sign of slowing.
 
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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News and Press Releases

Bigneat is awarded the Queen’s Award by Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire

Bigneat Ltd, winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise earlier this year, received their Award from Nigel Atkinson Esq, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire on 16th October at the Bigneat factory in Waterlooville.
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White Papers

Driving ROI: The Case for Investing in Contract & Site Regulatory Document Management Services

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Industry Events

12th Annual Parallel Trade

6-7 February 2018, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK

SMi Group is proud to announce the return of Europe’s only Parallel Trade conference. Back for the 12thyear, Parallel Trade returns to London on 6th-7th February 2018.
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