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Summer 2015
This special edition of PMPS features a Parenteral Technology Supplement, assessing the current and future shape of this expanding market. Click here to view the digital edition, or scroll down to read individual articles below.

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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

PMPS Industry Advisor, Robert Harris, outlines the main subjects addressed in this edition and introduces our special Parenteral Technology Supplement.
 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics
Modal Shift

Turbulent Times


How legitimate are claims that sea is becoming preferable to air transport when distributing pharma freight? Taking a look at the bigger picture, Alan Kennedy at PartnerSave finds that technology will ultimately have the final say.
 
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Temperature-Controlled Systems

Follow That Car

As the potential impact of temperature-controlled packaging on the environment becomes ever-clearer, David Johnson at Intelsius urges manufacturers to alter their outlook on containment solutions, including full lifecycle and means of disposal.

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Drug Delivery 
Intelligent Drug Delivery

Wide Eyed


Writing for Nemera, Katriona Scoffin reveals how innovative new designs have enabled the production of multi-dose preservative-free eye drop bottles, providing an easy way to deliver safe and cost-effective treatments.


 
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Anti-Counterfeiting
RFID Smart Cabinets

A Clearer Tomorrow

Shruthi Parakkal
at Frost & Sullivan predicts a promising future for radio-frequency identification in tackling counterfeit drugs. It is only a matter of time before companies realise the myriad benefi ts to be gained from its adoption.
 
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Validation & Compliance
Good Distribution Practice

Chain Compliance


Reflecting on how evolving EU Good Distribution Practice requirements have compelled service providers to consolidate their quality systems with those of pharmaceutical companies, World Courier’s Stanley Soh believes this will be for the greater good of the supply chain as a whole.
 
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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS
Medical Device Supply Chain

Change For The Better

Susanne Amholt
at DHL outlines three key distribution trends that are currently weighing heavy on medical device manufacturers. It is not all doom and gloom, however; with a more versatile approach, these outward challenges can be surmounted.
 
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Supplier Relationships

Setting Standards


Maria D’Orazio
at Novartis Vaccines investigates the impact of the revised EU Good Distribution Practice Guidelines on outsourced activities and considers the questions pharma businesses should ask when selecting a logistics partner.
 
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PACKING & PACKAGING
Orbital Shrink Wrapping

Outside the Box


The latest multipack shrink wrapping technology improves product integrity and production efficiency, not to mention its packaging flexibility over corrugated materials. Tom Dickman at Texwrap Packaging Systems reports.
 
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Label Lifecycle Management

Business Gain Without The Pain

Label lifecycle management is often believed to be difficult to implement, and can therefore fall off the radar. Dispelling this myth, Dave Taylor at PRISYM ID contends that the operational gains achieved by using this approach should come quickly and cheaply.
 
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MARKETPLACE & BUSINESS
Pharmerging Markets

Eastern Promise


Emerging markets are increasingly moving towards greater investment in R&D and improved manufacturing standards – particularly in Asian countries. Jonathan Wilkins at European Automation welcomes this evolution, which he believes is critical in order to capitalise on the best business opportunities.
 
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Safety
Health and Safety

Hidden Dangers

Despite recent regulatory updates limiting exposure to hazardous materials, more needs to be done to prevent long-term health issues among employees in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Casella’s Andrea Bowen calls for increased investment in this area.
 
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Parenteral Technology Supplement
Foreword

Welcome to the Parenterals Universe


Introducing this special supplement, Dr Friedrich Haefele, Chair of The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices, looks ahead to November’s conference, which will assess the current and future shape of the parenterals market
 
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Patient Adherence

Tapping into Apps


App initiatives are now being rolled out across the pharma industry, offering valuable patient data and improving medication compliance. Chris Evans from West Pharmaceutical Services explores how this technology is being utilised with self-injection systems for chronic disease patients.
 
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Aseptic Processing

BFS Explained


With traditional glass vial filling prone to potential contamination, alternative blow-fill-seal technology looks set to expand into the injectables market. Bill Hartzel at Catalent Pharma Solutions assesses its ability to design out risks and looks at research backing its safety and reliability.
 
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Needle Design

Pain and Porcupines


The daily fear and pain some patients experience with needles has prompted new designs with varying tip shapes and diameters. But, as Philip Canner at Team Consulting explains, further efforts are needed to address penetration and insertion concerns – and unique microscopic barbs could provide some answers.
 
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Auto-Injectors

Forward Thinking


Next-generation auto-injectors will need to overcome some of the known problems with conventional spring-based systems and high-viscosity formulations, which can hinder fast injection times. Bespak Europe’s Steven R Kaufman considers biopharma’s product needs.

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