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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

Robert Harris
, PMPS Industry Advisor, highlights the importance of patient-centricity and picks out key articles from this issue that address this topic.
 
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Drug Delivery 
mHealth and Smart Technology

Breathing New Life into Asthma Care

Ali Moiyed
at Aerobit Health uncovers how connected devices could enhance patient compliance. With a particular focus on inhalers, he argues that this could be one way in which the pharma industry can keep up with advances in technology.
 
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Optimising Inhalation Therapy

Partial to Particles


Breath-actuated mechanisms are becoming increasingly common in inhalation devices due to their beneficial impact on fine particle doses. Dr David Lewis, Alan Tweedie and Francesca Mason at Chiesi investigate their potential.
 
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Anti-Counterfeiting
The Falsified Medicines Directive

Is Europe Ready?


As the Falsified Medicines Directive deadline looms ever closer, Christoph Krähenbühl at 3C Excellis Europe clarifies what everyone, from manufacturers to wholesalers and pharmacists, need to do to ensure that the continent is prepared.
 
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Validation & Compliance
Electronic Batch Records

Paper Chase

COPA-DATA’s Robert Harrison
argues for the transition from paper-based documentation to digitised production records in a bid to improve regulatory compliance and the management of data.
 
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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS
Outsourcing Supply Chains

Branching Out


Developing robust supply chains while simultaneously reducing expenditure and meeting global compliance can be challenging. Henry Moran and Amy Shortman of ASC Associates share their thoughts on why turning to outsourcing could be the answer.
 
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Anti-Counterfeiting Measures

Security Breach


As a result of increased globalisation, pharma firms are constantly being put under greater pressure to provide a secure end-to-end supply chain. Although a daunting challenge, Pinkerton’s Steve Ward explains how this can be achieved to ensure drug safety and mitigate the risk of large economic losses.
 
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Innovative Supply Chains

New Thinking

Jan Denecker
at UPS Europe discusses the significance of flexibility in the supply chain as a result of today’s shift towards increasingly complex drugs. Manufacturers and third-party logistics providers must be ready to work together to create the efficiency needed.
 
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PACKING & PACKAGING
Advancing Patient Protection

Easy Access

Amcor’s Colin Reed
and Greg Rosati investigate the vital role that packaging plays in compliance. Often seen as an inconvenient part of the supply chain, they uncover why it should be treated as more than simply fulfilling a regulatory need.
 
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Child-Resistant Packaging

Open and Close


In order to develop child-resistant packaging that is also easy to use for the elderly, continuous testing is key. Stephen Wilkins at Davies Development and Testing sheds some light on the complications with regards to staying compliant.
 
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Packaging Design

First Impression


Conveying important information to patients through packaging and labelling is an arduous task in the pharma industry. Essentra’s Alan Davies explains why getting it right is so important in terms of design and compliance.
 
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Patient-Centred Design

Packaging for People


Dr Karel van der Waarde
at Graphic Design-Research elucidates why it is necessary to consider the end user as well as legal and economic packaging requirements so that medicines can be handled safely, correctly and efficiently.
 
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PREVIEWS & REVIEWS
Event Preview

Join the Crowd


Valerio Del Vecchio at the PPMA Group presents an enticing look at the upcoming PPMA Show and why Birmingham is the place to be this September.
 
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the end of the line
End of the Line

Manufacturing a Renaissance


Pharma keeps on innovating, but PMPS Industry Advisor Robert Harris asks if this is enough for the sector to stay on par with other areas.
 
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CLINICAL TRIAL SUPPLIES & LOGISTICS
Clinical Supply Challenges

Under Control


The manufacture and distribution of controlled drugs is tightly governed, but regulations vary around the world and tend to cause a considerable amount of complexity. PCI Clinical Services’ Rich Nelson explores why experienced supply partners are vital in this field.
 
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Clinical Trial Supply

Supply and Demand

SIRO Clinpharm’s Partha Chatterjee
investigates the importance of collaboration between clinical operations and clinical trial supply teams in order to achieve more effective and efficient studies.
 
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White Papers

Clinical Trials in Russia Orange Paper: 1st Quarter 2014

Synergy Research Group

In summary, Russia remains a very popular geography for local, regional, and global pharmaceutical companies to conduct clinical trials. Sponsors mention the following reasons for conducting studies in Russia: 1. Fast patient enrollment due to the centralized medical infrastructure. 2. Nearly 100% patient retention 3. GCP trained and certified Investigative Sites generating high quality data 4. Low cost: Average per patient cost is 60% to 70% below US and European prices due to the low cost of Investigators and the high concentration of patients in therapeutically aligned medical centers
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Industry Events

Clinical Trial Supply Europe

11-12 March 2020, Madrid, Spain

The 21st annual edition promises to grow on the success of 2019’s excellent conference which saw delegates from Europe’s largest pharmaceutical companies and biotech innovators come together to discuss, debate and unpack the latest trends in clinical supply chain innovation. 2020 will offer delegates the opportunity to address the growing need for agility within the supply chain in response to increasingly complex trial demands. With a stream dedicated to supply operations and another to innovative uses of technology in the supply chain, delegates will get the chance to gain practical take-aways that they can apply to their own studies.
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