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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

Looking specifically at this editionís focus topics, PMPS Industry Advisor Randice Altschul examines the articles within this magazine.
 
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Manufacturing
Energy Storage Systems

Power Potential

Dr Alex Mardapittas at Powerstar details the ways in which pharma manufacturers can reap the advantages of energy optimisation by integrating energy storage and voltage regulation.
 
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Radial and Thrust Forces in Bearings

Bearing Life

The growing ball bearing market could be credited to their benefits in manufacturing and packaging. Chris Johnson at SMB Bearings explores how these can be used to ensure accuracy.
 
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INHALATION
Inhalation Drug Delivery Devices

Smarter Technology

Sam Van Alstyne at 3M Drug Delivery Systems explains how the drug discovery landscape is changing, perhaps with thanks to innovations in inhalation technology, ultimately improving patient outcomes.
 
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Countdown Begins

The PPMA Show, taking place in Birmingham, UK, is set to showcase the latest in smart manufacturing, processing technology, and packaging machinery in the three-day event.
 
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Take Off to FlyPharma US

FlyPharma US will be taking place on 11-12 September in Miami, bringing together experts in pharma and cargo.
 
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Pharma Flourishing

CPhI Worldwide 2018 will be hosted this year in Feria de Madrid, Spain, boasting more content than ever before and providing a platform for building relationships.
 
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the end of the line
End of the Line

The Future Is Now

PMPSís Industry Advisor Randice Altschul looks into the ways in which automation, robotics, and software are transforming the industry.
 
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Regional Focus: Latin America
The Fundamentals of Clinical Supply Import/Export

Keeping It Moving

Globalisation distribution for clinical trials, such as to ones in South America, is not without its challenges, but some measures can be taken to alleviate these problems, as explained by Sharon Courtney at Almac Group.
 
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The Latin American Cold Chain

Turning up the Heat

Alfredo N Ratmiroff at Cold Tech Systems and Alex Vila at Tempack Packaging Solutions believe that an increased focus on time- and temperature-sensitive products during transportation might be paving the way for change in Latin American logistics.
 
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Parenteral Technology Supplement
Foreword

Welcome to the Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices

The 2018 Parenteral Supplement is again introduced by Richard Johnson, who offers insight into Octoberís Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices and examines its role in sharing innovations in the field
 
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Spotlight

Datwyler Is Ready for Future Challenges

Industrial component supplier Datwyler comments on the changing requirements for drug and parenteral packaging, specifically due to the increase in biosimilars and biologics, and offers a range of solutions they provide.
 
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Injecting Innovation

Taking place in Orlando, Florida, US, the PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices returns, focussing on innovation in the delivery device business.
 
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Drug Delivery System Strategies

The Race to Market

Taras Seniuch at SHL Group looks into the pressures being put on companies to consider drug delivery strategies as early as the drug development phase to keep up with the rising competition in the injectables market.
 
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Advertorial

Connected Health Services and Smart Device Solutions

Smart device solutions and connected health services can enable direct interaction with end-users, thus helping to differentiate drugs. Phillips-Medisize explore further and suggest a number of their products that could assist.
 
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Q&A: Steam Versus Gamma Irradiation

Evaluating the Impact

PMPS asked Next Breathís Dr Julie Suman about why steam versus gamma irradiation in fluorinated film-coated stoppers and ready-to-use uncoated stoppers is creating complex challenges for pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers.
 
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Robotics, automation, and software
Fortifying Supply Chains

Combatting Counterfeits

Brands can be better protected through modern-day track-and-trace. Steve Wood at Covectra describes the safeguarding technologies that can be implemented to increase security.
 
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Enterprise Labelling Solution

Rethinking Processes

Laura Johnson at Loftware explores why innovations in enterprise labelling may be the key to overcoming pressures that come with regulatory compliance, enabling easier and quicker monitoring and tracking of products.
 
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The Potential of Robotic Automation

Adopting Automation

In recent years, robotics have become a viable option for brands in the supply chain following improvements to track-and-trace systems, as told by John McCullough and Justin Ludwig at Sharp Services.
 
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Continuous Manufacturing Technology

Driving Digitalisation

Digitalisation can optimise company performance by unlocking the benefits that come with continuous manufacturing. Alwyn Jones at Siemens further outlines the advantages to be reaped from technology.
 
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Machine-Learning Technology

Thinking Tech

Jonathan Wilkins at EU Automation suggests that implementing machine-learning technology can improve services, thus helping businesses stay ahead.
 
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Optimising Transport Management

Greater Visibility

Transparency and control may be the two key factors to overcoming obstacles in logistics and the challenge of supply chain visibility, suggests William Salter at Paragon Software Systems.
 
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Temperature Management
Digitalising Cold Chains

The Next Generation

Embracing digitalisation in the industry can assist in achieving synergy, while also upholding quality of products, as explained by Ada Palmadottir at Controlant.


 
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Regulations on Temperature Logistics

Enhancing Environments

Marcus Stacey-Bradbury at Hanwell Solutions claims that companies are under increasingly strict regulations in almost every step of the supply chain, making noncompliance to industry standards inexcusable.
 
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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February, May,
August, and November

News and Press Releases

BioIVT Acquires UK-based Clinical Trials Laboratory Services

BioIVT, a leading provider of research models and services for drug development, today announced that it has acquired Clinical Trials Laboratory Services (CTLS), a donor center and laboratory based in London, UK. CTLS provides dedicated high-quality serum, plasma and blood collection services. It also offers full-service cell processing capabilities on site.
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White Papers

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Industry Events

10th Annual Summit for Clinical Ops Executives

18-21 February 2019, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida

Celebrating its 10th successful year, SCOPE Summit 2019 takes place February 18-21 in Orlando, FL. Over the course of four stimulating days of in-depth discussions in 19 different conferences, 3 plenary keynote sessions, and the ever-popular interactive breakout discussions, the programming focuses on advances and innovative solutions in all aspects of clinical trial planning, management and operations, including...
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