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Winter 2016
This special edition of PMPS features an Inhalation 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 highlights the need for basic medicines to be made available for the world's poor - one of the subjects of this edition. among other featured content, he also touches on key areas such as falsified medicines and patient adherence.
 
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Manufacturing
Manufacturing Productivity

Tomorrow’s Technology Today


Observing the current UK pharma manufacturing landscape, Alwyn Jones at Siemens discovers how demands to reduce costs, combined with stringent regulations and a need to compete globally, is driving the need for productivity.
 
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Effective Data Management

Paper Today, Glass Tomorrow


Despite recent technological advances, a wide section of pharma companies still rely on paper-based documentation processes, comments Darren Halford at European Automation. He explores the many advantages of electronic systems for industry manufacturers.
 
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Smart Manufacturing

Information is Power


With the industry under increasing pressure to streamline processes and speed up time-to-market, Rockwell Automation’s Dean Chespy reveals how the Industrial Internet of Things can curtail these growing challenges.
 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics
Pharma Logistics

Up in the Air


"It's not going to be a painless ride," states Malik Zeniti at Cluster for Logistics, as he assesses the challenges and developments facing the pharma air freight sector in 2016.



 
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Packaging, Packing & Anti-Counterfeiting
Product Design

Access All Areas


The ‘design for all’ concept is an innovative model that unifies the product design and service delivery needs of both pharma and patients. But how does it fare in the context of the developing world? Jane Berry at ColaLife investigates.
 
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Augmented Reality

Digital Design


Augment
’s Lindsay Boyajian reflects on how augmented reality – the latest hi-tech trend seeping into the pharma packaging industry – is starting to benefit companies and patients alike.
 
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Falsified Medicines

Counterfeit Combat


With an estimated 10% of pharmaceuticals sold worldwide reportedly falsified, more needs to be done to tackle this growing crime, says Essentra's Ian Lemon. He suggests a "multiple measure" approach to enhance current anti-counterfeiting technologies.


 
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STERILE PACKAGING
Aseptic Manufacturing

Plastic Fantastic

Bill Hartzel
at Catelent Pharma Solutions reviews the growing popularity of blow-fill-seal technology in aseptic manufaturing - a potentially safer and more steril solution to traditional glass filling systems.

 
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Q&A: Sterile Sealing

Unstoppable Packaging

Pharma packaging is seeing a growth in the delivery of high-value injectable drugs, with stoppers playing a vital role in this, says Aptar Stelmi's Arnaud Fournier.
 
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MARKETPLACE & BUSINESS
Energy Management

Mind the Environment


In the continuing fight against climate change, Neil Gallant at Neutronic Technologies examines how pharma manufacturers can reduce energy consumption while meeting the growing demand for life-saving medicines.

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Construction  Projects

Building Blocks

New technological innovations in the construction industry hail promising developments for pharma contractors and companies, believes Matthew Needham-Laing at Stevens & Bolton.

 
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PACKING, PACKAGING & ANTI-COUNTERFEITING
Q&A: Primary Packaging

Exceeding Expectations

Niels Düring
at Gerresheimer discusses with PMPS the importance of working closely with customers to develop the 'right' packaging solutions.
 
 
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PATIENT COMPLIANCE
Medical Adherence

Listen to the Doctor


With low patient adherence to medicines an increasing problem worldwide, Jérôme Empereur at Stiplastics outlines how keeping patients better informed about their condition and treatment can greatly improve results.
 
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INHALATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPLEMENT
Event Preview

See and Be Seen

The Respiratory Drug Delivery 2016 event has countless opportunities in store for visitors to attend, network and participate. Find out how to register and how to become a podium speaker for this or subsequent RDD events.
 
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Foreword

Welcome to the World of Inhalation Technology

Introducing this special supplement, Richard Dalby – one of the co-organisers of Respiratory Drug Delivery meetings in the US, Europe and Asia – looks forward to the next three RDD® events, which, since 1988, have foreshadowed innovation in pulmonary and nasal drug administration.
 
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Spotlight

Next in the Pipeline


Looking at the mechanics of an integrated method for force profile and stroke-to-fire testing on pressurised metered dose inhaler valves is Nemera, global manufacturer of drug delivery devices.
 
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Inhaled Generics

Go With the Flow


With inhaled generics proving cost-efficient and efficacious solutions for respiratory illnesses, it is small wonder that companies invest heavily in developments in this area. Mark Copley at Copley Scientific explains why demonstrating bioequivalence by using in vitro methods is key to that goal.
 
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Container Closure Systems

Material Concerns


Choosing the best material to manufacture container closure systems for medical products is no easy task. Andrew Feilden of Smithers Rapra considers three aspects: physical performance, chemical compatibility and nature of supply.
 
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Advertorial

Satisfaction Guaranteed


Mikron Automation, a world leader in high performance automated assembly, presents five of their products for the pharmaceutical and medical sectors – placing particular emphasis on their personalised services.
 
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Self-Administration Devices

Training Session


Self-administered delivery devices are increasingly becoming the prevalent tools for patients’ drug therapies. Noble’s Jeff Miller elaborates on the resulting challenges in terms of adherence, and suggests that training devices can significantly boost patient outcomes.
 
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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