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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

PMPS Industry Advisor Robert Harris discusses today's global supply chain logistics challenges in pharma, and how biologics have come to take a greater share in the pharmaceuticals market.
 
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Drug Delivery 
Pen and Auto-Injector Production

Springing to Life


Dr Tolga Goren of BAUMANN Springs investigates the growing role of springs in medical pens and auto-injectors. What are the development challenges that face a manufacturer of this small, yet essential, part of such an important device?
 
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Parenteral Delivery Trends

Packaging Patient Needs

As demand for injection devices increases, so does the number of new solution providers in this field, states Rasmus Renstad at SHL Group. He shares his advice on how to find your perfect partner, and how to give patients exactly what they want.
 
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Labelling 
Medical Device Identification

Labelled as Safe


The complexities of implementing the FDA’s unique device identifier system into medical device packaging can leave affected companies feeling daunted. Kevin Grygiel at PRISYM ID explains the advantages of label lifecycle management capability.
 
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Anti-Counterfeiting
Counterfeits Update

Time for Action


Aegate’s Graham Smith reports on the Falsified Medicines Directive and the recently published Delegated Regulation, and considers how implementation will work in practice at each point in the pharma supply chain.
 
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Serialisation Requirements

Mark My Words


What coding and marking options are available to manufacturers to help fight counterfeiters? Richard Nemesi at Videojet Technologies outlines a number of solutions that can enhance traceability, which in turn will protect product authenticity, consumer safety and brand reputation.
 
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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS
Cold Chain Management

Logistical Nightmare


Mark Sawicki at Cryoport advocates the use of controlled facilities, dry vapour packaging and tracking to take control of the transport of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals for clinical trials.


 
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Pharma Air Freight

Better Together

Can pharma companies do more to enhance the supply chain? Pelican BioThermal’s Ira Smith believes that greater collaboration between shippers and 3PLs – and, ultimately, formation of a global regulatory standardisation – is key to success.
 
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Q&A: Industry Efficiency

Collaboration is King


Mark Blanchard at BioPhorum Operations Group describes to PMPS how stakeholders throughout the pharma supply chain can work together better – by sharing knowledge, rather than adapting an “us versus them” mentality.
 
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FlyPharma Event Preview

Pharma Takes Flight


Putting the spotlight on the benefits of collaboration between pharma shippers and logistics service providers, the FlyPharma Conference 2016 offers a great opportunity to network with like-minded industry decision-makers and gain insight into making the pharma supply chain stronger.
 
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CLINICAL TRIAL SUPPLIES & LOGISTICS
Device Studies

Responsive Performance

It can be both difficult and expensive for researchers to manage medical device clinical trials. However, Grant Dietrich at Cenduit explains that with the right interactive response technology, it could be made cheaper and more efficient.
 
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MANUFACTURING & PROCESSING
Supply Chain Operations

Waste Not, Want Not


Could Big Pharma’s resistance to change restrict manufacturers’ ability to apply a new, flexible approach to efficiency? Hugh Williams from Hughenden Consulting challenges the industry to be more open to an integrated, end-to-end supply chain.
 
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Continuous Manufacturing

Keep it Moving


Peter Webster at PCI Pharma Services and Duncan Betteley at S3 Process Ltd offer their views on continuous manufacturing methods as an alternative to batch production – and warn that pharma’s hesitancy to consider this approach causes it to fall behind the levels of progression other industries are experiencing.
 
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COOL CHAIN
Safe Drug Storage

Kept in Check

Legislation protecting medical products against temperature increases during storage is strict, but necessary to ensure drug integrity. Air conditioning equipment has advanced considerably, but what do you do when things go wrong? Carl Webb at Andrews Sykes Specialist Hire reports.
 
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The End of the line
End of the Line

Wait and See


Outlining the implications of a possible UK ‘Brexit’ from the EU for pharma, Robert Harris wonders what might happen to the relationship between the EMA and the MHRA, as well as other healthcare bodies.
 
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Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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News and Press Releases

CHDI Foundation extends collaboration with IRBM to accelerate development of Huntington’s disease therapeutics

IRBM, a global contract research organization (CRO), has strengthened its position in neurodegenerative disease research following an extension of its long-standing collaboration with CHDI Foundation, a nonprofit biomedical research organization exclusively dedicated to collaboratively developing therapeutics that substantially improve the lives of those affected by Huntington’s disease (HD).
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White Papers

The Impact of Components on Drug Quality and Risk Mitigation

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Expectations for quality by regulatory agencies are increasing at a very fast pace, especially for prefilled drug delivery formats, thanks to increased focus on reducing risk to patient safety. The trend has resulted in delays for new drug applications, more recalls of marketed products and even drug shortages if the container system and drug contents are suspect for quality issues. The pharmaceutical market is now requiring manufacturers of containers and components to meet new expectations with a quality culture and very high product reliability. The need to bridge the gap and provide superior quality products has been a driver for manufacturing technology investments, more robust control strategies and the introduction of next generation elastomer components.
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Industry Events

Pre-Filled Syringes & Injectable Drug Devices Europe

16-17 January 2019, Copthorne Tara Hotel, London

SMi is proud to present their 11th annual European conference and exhibition, within the Pre-Filled Syringes series: Pre-Filled Syringes & Injectable Drug Devices Europe. The event will take place on the 16th-17th of January 2019, in London.
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