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Spring 2018

   
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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

Randice Altschul, PMPS’s
Industry Advisor, comments on the articles within this edition.
 
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Manufacturing
High-Quality Air in Manufacturing Processes

Air Purity


Maintaining high-quality air during manufacturing can often be a burden for companies, but introducing oil-free compressors can alleviate this, as highlighted by Richard Hilton at Gardner Denver.
 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics
Spotlight

Aiding Pharma in Airfreight

Ludo Claes at Krautz-TEMAX explains how a thermally engineered blanket can be used to ease constraints encountered with temperaturesensitive pharmaceuticals in an airfreight cold chain.
 
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Formulations, Ingredients and Excipients
Orally Disintegrating Tablet Challenges

Dissolvable Development


Dr Carolina Diaz Quijano at Omya International demonstrates how functionalised calcium carbonate improves compatibility and disintegration time in orally dispersible tablets.
 
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MANUFACTURING
CMO Research in Slovakia

Optimising Outsourcing

Markus Saal at Saneca Pharma explains how outsourcing to Slovakia may be a way to drive business for contract partners in Central and Eastern European countries, given its profitable market.
 
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PREVIEWS & REVIEWS
Event Preview

FlyPharma Europe Touches Down in June


The FlyPharma Conference Europe returns again this year, taking place on 5-6 June in Brussels, Belgium.
 
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CLINICAL TRIAL SUPPLIES & LOGISTICS
Smart Packaging

Context is King


Tom Lawrie-Fussey at Cambridge Design Partnership explores the potential of smart packaging, suggesting it has many benefits including its use in clinical trials and drug efficacy.
 
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COLD CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES & SHIPPING
Temperature-Sensitive Product Logistics

Cold Conditions

Shipping temperature-sensitive products is challenging, and passive packaging systems could alleviate these pressures around cold chain requirements, as illustrated by Softbox SystemsClive Bryant and Richard Wood.
 
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Thermal Protection Solutions

Protective Packaging

Kevin Valentine at TP3 Global and Cool Logistics India advises on factors to consider when selecting thermal protection covers to ensure seamless distribution of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals.
 
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Supply Chain
Traceability and Serialisation Challenges

Supply Network

Pasi Kemppainen at Santen Pharmaceutical outlines the three pillars of integration and interoperability that businesses should consider to optimise serialisation and traceability.

 
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DIGITAL Supply Chain
Improving Security and Performance

Digital Double-Win

Dr Evren Ozkaya at Supply Chain Wizard comments on the risks that can come with digital supply chains and the best ways to manage production efficiency in this area.

 
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The End of the line
End of the Line

The Deal Structure


PMPS Industry Advisor Randice Altschul outlines some of the licensing challenges that companies may encounter when producing a therapeutic and how best to approach them.
 
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Anti-Counterfeiting and Serialisation
Q&A: The Falsified Medicines Directive

Controlled Conduct


As the introduction of the new Falsified Medicines Directive approaches, Accord Healthcare’s Sandra Lee tells PMPS why serialisation is important and how the industry can prepare for the changes.
 
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Open Serialisation Communication Standard

Fight Against Counterfeit


Drugs Given the need for stricter regulations to combat counterfeit drug sales, Gaurav Mohite at ACG Inspection Systems introduces a new product serialisation method that aims to combat the issue.
 
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Serialisation and Late-Stage Customisation

Time is Short


Atlantic Zeiser’s Stefan Rowinski explores the benefits of late-stage customisation ahead of the introduction of new serialisation and labelling standards being enforced in the EU.
 
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Preventing Counterfeiting Through Regulations

Seamless Serialisation


Mark Davison at rfxcel claims that a number of factors should be considered when implementing serialisation technology, which should be done before regulators remove the right to trade.
 
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Q&A: The Future of Serialisation

Supplying Success

In light of the upcoming EU serialisation regulations, Erik Haeffler at Recipharm, Carlos Machado at SEA Vision, and Dexter Tjoa at Tjoapack lend their expertise through a roundtable discussion on how it can best be applied.

 
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Counterfeiting Challenges

Traceable and Transparent

The pharma industry’s ongoing battle with counterfeiting could be remedied through transparent supply chains to stop drug theft. Julie Hurley at Unisys discusses how this approach could ensure patient safety.
 
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News and Press Releases

Injection vials for vaccines for protection against Covid-19

Düsseldorf, July 02, 2020 The vaccines under development to protect against Covid-19 are, like many other drugs, filled in so-called injection or vials made of type 1 borosilicate glass, also known as vials. The large worldwide demand for vials is met by the Gerresheimer Group's plants in Europe, America and Asia, where they are manufactured to high quality standards for customers in the pharmaceutical industry. The Company has already received initial orders for vials for drugs and vaccines against Covid-19.
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White Papers

Tightening Your Supply Chain Against Counterfeits

World Courier

As today’s global pharmaceutical supply chain grows increasingly longer and more complex, each link provides added opportunity for counterfeiters. While pending regulatory changes promise to tighten the supply chain with respect to production and distribution entities and new packaging technologies will make the identification of counterfeit products easier, the logistics of global distribution remains a weak link. How can the pharmaceutical shipper ensure the security of the supply chain over thousands of miles and extended periods of time when the product is no longer in his possession?
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Industry Events

CPhI Festival of Pharma

5-16 October 2020, Virtual

A virtual gathering for the pharmaceutical industry, the CPhI Festival of Pharma has been created to fill the gap left by in-person events at a time when travel and gatherings are off the cards.
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