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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

PMPS Industry Advisor, Robert Harris, claims that pharma manufacturing processes are steadfast due to a fear of adopting alternative technologies. He also highlights a number of articles in this edition that focus on this.
 
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Manufacturing
Continuous vs Batch Manufacturing

Making the Switch


EU Automation’s Jonathan Wilkins discusses the downfalls of transitioning from batch to continuous manufacturing, but also suggests that a number of benefits outweigh these.
 
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Developing Continuous Manufacturing

Levelling Up


Malvern Panalytical’s Alon Vaisman and Martin Warman Consultancy’s Martin Warman examine the equipment required to implement continuous manufacturing processes.
 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics
Controlled Temperature Transport

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


Pharma laboratories are seeking more efficient packaging solutions to keep on top of the rising volume of regulations, explains Yann Martin at EMBALL'ISO Group.



 
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Drug Delivery 
Respiratory, Nasal and Injectable Technologies

Cross-Over Tech


Aptar Pharma’s Dr Gerallt Williams recommends that the industry looks to drug delivery areas such as injectables and nasal delivery devices for solutions when faced with respiratory technology challenges.
 
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STERILE MANUFACTURING
Clean Room Considerations

Sterilisation Steels


Stainless steel has many hygenic qualities, but the various grades offer different benefits. Which grades are the most appropriate for particular scenarios? Sue Springett at Teknomek answers.
 
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RFID & ANTICOUNTERFEITING
RFID Labelling for Trials

High Demands


Faubel’s Anthony Morrow highlights the benefits of radio-frequency identification technology implementation within labelling to create stronger clinical trial supply chains.
 
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REVIEW
Event Review

Inspiring Innovation


The PPMA Show returned this year at Birmingham’s NEC between 26-28 September, bringing many industry experts together to discuss and learn more about processing and packaging machinery.
 
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PACKING & PACKAGING
Child-Resistant Packaging

Looking After Little Ones

Origin Pharma Packaging’s Richard Quelch
outlines the difference between child-resistant and child-proof packaging, analysing the regulations in place that ensure child-proofing standards are maintained.
 
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The Potential of Packaging

More than Boxes and Bottles
 
Patient nonadherence can be linked to poor packaging. Oliver Pittock at Valley Northern investigates the current state of compliance and how it can be guaranteed through industry standards.
 
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the end of the line
In this edition, ICT Editor Dr Graham Hughes offers PMPS insight on the ramifications of the new EU regulations that are cracking down on counterfeit medications.  
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PATIENT COMPLIANCE
Q&A: Packaging Adherence

Convenience, Compliance and Cartons


PMPS discusses compliance and packaging-related concerns with August Faller Group’s Dr Daniel Keesman, in light of the company’s win at Pharmapack 2017.
 
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Pills, Deterrence and Compliance

Smart Systems


Dr Neil D Theise and Randice Altschul at Pop Test, Dr Razvan Ene at Elco Group and Dr Mark A Prendergast at the University of Kentucky examine the potential of a ‘smart pill’.
 
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ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION
Industry 4.0

Pharma’s Digital Journey


Industry 4.0 focuses on digitalisation, which will enhance productivity, competitiveness and business value. Alwyn Jones at Siemens UK & Ireland explores this further.
 
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Highly Potent Products
Developing Highly Potent APIs

Handling Hazards


Aptuit’s Carla Brandolini, Jean-Francois Carniaux, Mario Maio and Iain Rusling weigh up the best practices companies can adopt when developing highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients.
 
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The REACH Regulation

Supervising Substances


Meeting REACH’s standards has been a considerable hurdle for companies. While aiming to protect people from hazardous chemicals, its extensive rules and regulations complicate procedures, claims Farmak’s Jana Osičková.
 
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Anti-Counterfeiting and Serialisation
DSCSA Enforcement Delay

What Now?

Justin Schroeder at PCI Pharma Services states that, while it has jumpstarted serialisation practices, the implementation of the FDA’s DSCSA is often delayed due to gaps in the legislation.
 
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Serialisation Software Validation

Redefining Processes


Automating serialisation software validation processes has become ever more crucial due to the constant changes in the market and regulations, as Dan Walles and Lisa Reinhold at TraceLink point out.
 
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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News and Press Releases

PCI Pharma Services Completes Acquisition of Sherpa Clinical Packaging

Philadelphia, USA – October 2, 2018 Leading global biopharmaceutical outsourcing services provider PCI Pharma Services (PCI) has announced the completion of its acquisition of Sherpa Clinical Packaging (Sherpa).
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White Papers

By Your Side for a Healthier World

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Industry Events

Outsourcing Clinical Trials Nordics 2018

30-31 October 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

Following on from the success of the 2017 Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Nordics conference, Arena International is pleased to announce that the event will return for its 6th year in 2018. The 2018 event welcomes biopharmaceutical and medical device companies from across the Nordic region to share knowledge and challenges of outsourcing and clinical operations.
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