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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

PMPS Industry Advisor, Robert Harris, surveys the current societal dependence on technology impacting the usually conservative pharma industry. He discusses a number of articles in this issue and their relation to the digital paradigm.

 
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Labelling 
Compliance Challenges

Labelling Matters


Non-adherence is a growing issue that can partially be linked to a lack of attention to labelling. Mark Cusworth at PRISYM ID suggests that a data-driven approach will allow greater flexibility, lower costs and strengthen compliance.
 
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INTERVIEWS
Q&A: Serialisation

The Highest Level


PMPS spoke to Atlantic Zeiser’s Dr Stefan Öing to find out more about the process of implementing ISA-95 Level 4 and its requirements, as well as the software currently available.
 
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Previews
Event Preview

Perfect Platform


CPhI Worldwide returns this year, featuring discussions on the future of pharma, essential collaboration skills and information dissemination. Experts from around the globe will come together to network, learn and debate.
 
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REVIEW
Event Review

Collaboration is Crucial


Partnerships are becoming a basic necessity in this industry, as outlined at the FlyPharma conference this year. Ben Hargreaves at Pharmafocus provides further details.
 
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FORMULATION, Ingredients & Excipients
Excipient Selection

Reducing Risks


Pharma products are expected to be curative and safe. Croda Europe’s Anthony Hubbard explains how excipient selection affects this, as well as expenses and speed to market.
 
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the end of the line
End of the Line

Seasonal Substances


Specific periods of the year influence the demand for medicinal products. PMPS’s Industry Advisor, Robert Harris, reasons that the changing weather conditions play a large role.
 
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Supply Chain
Product Lifecycle

Supply Uninterrupted


Elles Steensma at GE Healthcare looks at the difficulties in supplier selection when establishing an effective biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
 
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Air and Ocean Freight

Pharma Shipping


While transporting pharma goods by air has been standard for a long time, Maersk Line’s Hristo Petkov examines the growing rise in ocean shipping and its advantages.
 
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Cold Chain Logistics

Working Together


Swiss WorldCargo’s Susanne Wellauer comments on the current state of pharma logistics, stressing a need for improved interaction and collaboration between companies.
 
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Region-Specific Cold Chains

Heating Up


Storing temperature-sensitive therapeutics in tropical climates can lead to many serious complications for drug integrity. To avoid this, Martin Gouda at Buck Consultants International suggests that proper management systems are key.
 
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Protecting Products

Packaging Insulation 101


Mesa Labs' Jean Bédard and Kevin Kohleriter reflect on the available material options and their distinct uses and benefits for insulation.
 
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ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION
Serialisation and Automation

Track Your Progress


According to Michiel Veenman at Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions, the implementation of warehouse management programmes can mitigate risks and allow for more efficient supply chains.
 
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Data Management

Secure Systems


Data integrity is becoming more important in industry practices, specifically within manufacturing. Vaisala’s Piritta Maunu states that organisations are implementing information control practices to ensure quality and safety in this area.
 
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Packaging Control

Factory of the Future


ABBYY Europe’s Eva Weber explores the latest machinery advancements that are simplifying packaging processes, and, in turn, improving patient adherence.
 
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FMD Compliance

Serialisation Software


The Falsified Medicines Directive will soon take effect and should reduce the chances of fake drugs entering the supply chain. Michael Howe at Verify Brand expands on how this will influence pharma practices.
 
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IT Standards

Digital World


Léon van Deurse at Chemgineering outlines how EU and FDA regulations can aid the assurance of safety and compliance, especially when it comes to computerised method considerations.
 
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Industrial Internet of Things

New Environments


Emerson’s Jeff Hackney and Mike Boudreaux comment on the ramifications of the Internet of Things on industrial practices in pharma, as well as the benefits it is providing for automation.
 
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Parenteral Technology Supplement
Foreword

Welcome to the Parenterals Universe


This special supplement is introduced once again by the PDA. This time round, Georg Roessling provides insight on the latest pre-filled syringes and injectable devices.

 
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Extractable Studies

Of Paramount Importance


Terumo’s William Dierick and Toxikon Europe’s Dr Piet Christiaens and Dr Wim Van Rossom discuss the importance of utilising extractable and leachable studies to ensure the quality of temperature-sensitive drug products.
 
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Spotlight

Nemera – Delivering Effective Devices


Nemera, a world-leading drug delivery company, displays the comprehensive range of off-theshelf systems available for ophthalmic, nasal, parenteral, dermal and inhalation delivery.
 
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Q&A: Pre-Filled Syringes

Intriguing Injections


PMPS talks to Siegfried’s Kevin O’Brien about the advantages of using pre-filled syringes as opposed to their alternatives.
 
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Syringe Components

Metal-Free Methods

Metal-based pins in pre-filled syringes can be hazardous. Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH’s Bernd Zeiss outlines the pros and cons of tungsten pins and touches on available substitutes.
 
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Event Preview

The Patient is the Key


PDA Europe Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices returns again this year, highlighting current industry trends and best practices, as well as new developments, regulations and challenges in this field.
 
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Q&A: Wearable Delivery Systems

See Attached


Dr Mike Schaefers at West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. explains to PMPS the usefulness of wearable technology, as well as shedding light on future advances.
 
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Advertorial

Five Things to Consider When Manufacturing Connected Drug Delivery Devices


Phillips-Medisize explores the methods delivery device developers need to consider for productive manufacturing and how technological advances can improve this.
 
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Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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