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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

In her first edition as PMPS Industry Advisor, Randice Altschul examines the articles within this instalment, providing comment on their contribution to the industry.
 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics
Q&A: Temperature-Controlled Logistics

Cool Cargo

Qatar Airways’ Guillaume Halleux
offered PMPS his tips on the best ways to overcome challenges associated with temperatureand time-sensitive products.
 
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Formulations, Ingredients and Excipients
Tool Coatings in Tablet Production

Protective Properties


Corrosion, wear, and sticking issues can be avoided by implementing correct punch and die coatings, claims Rob Blanchard at I Holland, thereby limiting potential production delays.
 
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Future Capsule Challenges

The Right Excipient

Dr Bjorn Vergauwen
at Rousselot emphasises that carefully considering excipient selection is critical to ensure optimum performance and functionality.
 
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MANUFACTURING
Tablet Manufacturing Challenges

Sticking and Picking


Sticking and picking is a large hurdle when manufacturing tablets. Natoli Scientific’s Dr Charles N Kettler recommends consulting a tooling vendor early.
 
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INHALATION
Q&A: Respiratory Devices

Hailing Technology


Dr Philip Kuehl at Lovelace Biomedical discusses the different types of inhalation devices, the progress that has been made, and the foreseeable future advancements.
 
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Previews
Event Preview

A Warm Welcome to FlyPharma Asia


Rafik H Bishara, PhD, FlyPharma Chair and Technical Advisor, outlines the top reasons not to miss FlyPharma Asia, which will be held on 5-6 March in Hong Kong.
 
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Event Preview

A Breathtaking Event

Respiratory Drug Delivery
returns on 22-26 April this year and will take place at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona, US.
 
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PARENTERALS
Spotlight

SCHOTT’S iQTM Platform

SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems
describes their available products for parenteral packaging, paying particular attention to their iQTM platform.
 
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PACKING & PACKAGING
Filling and Closing Technology

Every Drop Counts


Matthias Poslovski at Optima Pharma discusses the best solutions to improve efficacy and cut costs when filling and closing pharmaceuticals containing biological microorganisms.
 
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End of the Line

The Valley of Death


Randice Altschul, PMPS’s Industry Advisor, looks at the obstacles a company may face when bringing a drug to market.
 
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Supply Chain
Generating Unique Serial Numbers

Uncommon Codes

Pavel Lotkov at Adents suggests that guaranteeing unique serial numbers and secure connectivity throughout the supply chain is difficult, but the right systems and management can help.
 
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GDP Compliance in the UK

Stamp of Approval

Amy Shortman
and Henry Moran at ASC Associates survey the best practices that logistics companies can adopt to provide successful transportation from beginning to end.

 
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EU Directive Challenges

Safeguarding Supplies


The new EU regulations will lower the possibility of fake medications entering the supply chain. However, as Schreiner MediPharm’s Dr Nadine Lampka and Arne Rehm state, companies need to do more to eradicate counterfeiting.
 
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Serialisation in Labels

Digital Transformation


As serialisation takes hold of the supply chain, now is the time to shift into digital manufacturing operations, says NiceLabel’s Ken Moir.
 
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INHALATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPLEMENT
Orally Inhaled Products

Demonstrating Bioequivalence

Mark Copley
and Anna Sipitanou at Copley Scientific survey the challenges of bioequivalence occurring in locally acting drugs, such as orally inhaled products.
 
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Foreword

Open, Inhale, Close

In this special supplement, Richard Dalby and Joanne Peart, who co-organise Respiratory Drug Delivery 2018 with colleagues at Virginia Commonwealth University, offer insight into getting the most out of attending the event’s meetings by drawing inspiration from a well-known instruction to patients
 
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Spotlight

Dose Counters & Indicators: A Real Patient Need

H&T Presspart
emphasise the regulation and monitoring of chronic lung disorders, highlighting systems they have available for these conditions.
 
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Industrialisation of Medicinal Products

Design and Development

Team Consulting’s Brennan Miles
and Nick Salt analyse the obstacles companies face when developing products, such as inhalers, for commercial production.
 
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Personalised Packaging
Patient-Oriented Packaging

Customer Centric


Colin Reed at Amcor outlines the industry’s movement to a more patient-centred approach to packaging as personalised care rapidly grows.
 
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Compliance and Packaging

Patience with Patients


Designing and developing packaging with the patient in mind (whether it be the box, label, or enclosed leaflet) is increasing in importance. PMPS asked Essentra’s Rupert Taylor for his advice on the matter.
 
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

Published quarterly in
February, May,
August, and November

News and Press Releases

Nemera organized an expert review on the present and future of inhalation products

“Connectivity in every new inhalation device?” This topic was one of those discussed with different inhalation experts - Manfred Keller, Pascal Cavaillon and Henry Chrystyn – during a round table organized by Nemera in Paris to review the advantages and limitations of inhalation devices.
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White Papers

The Flexible Factory Concept: A flexible bioprocessing platform to meet the changing needs of biomanufacturing

GE Healthcare Life Sciences

For the past several years, the biopharma industry has been buffeted by dynamic market conditions that are rapidly reshaping manufacturing requirements. These factors include: • The rise of small-market pharmaceuticals that do not require the production scale of the previous “blockbuster” drug model • Increased titers and process productivity that generate more bulk-product within a much smaller manufacturing footprint • The emergence of biosimilars and continued evolution of healthcare reform, which will increasingly pressure drug pricing and require greater cost discipline • Greater competition and shorter patent protection timelines, which will further ratchet up time-to-market pressures • Tighter capital markets that will create heightened scrutiny for all new investment projects
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Industry Events

Drug Delivery Partnerships 2019

28-30 January 2019, PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

For 23 years, DDP has been the world’s largest drug delivery meeting place to accelerate drugs to market and lengthen lifecycles for long term profitability by finding new partners, new drug delivery technologies, and new formulation development strategies. Year after year this event brings together top scientists and business development leaders from Biotech, Pharma, Generics, Specialty Pharma and Drug Delivery companies to share, discuss, and collaborate. If you work in drug delivery, commercialization/licensing, med device, formulation, biologics, biosimilars, and similar areas, you can’t miss this event!
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