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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

Randice Altschul examines articles in this issue of PMPS, looking at mechanical seals, the difficulties of ageappropriate packaging, and how not effectively planning designs can lead to delays in the production line.
 
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Drug Delivery 
Managing Artwork Compliance

Improvements in Artwork Management Ensure Compliance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Paul Goldberg at Loftware stresses the importance of artwork management and how choosing the right solution per company to address their artwork complexities can be hugely beneficial in the long term.
 
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Formulations, Ingredients and Excipients
Examining Orally Disintegrating Tablets

A Comparative Study of Directly Compressible Orally Disintegrating Tablet Plaforms

Orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) prove to be particularly beneficial for the elderly and young children, for whom compliance can be difficult to achieve. Omya’s Dr Carolina Diaz Quijano delves further into the advantages of ODTs and reviews the progress in their development thus far.
 
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Developing Future Production

Goals for Greater Tablet Production

The pressure is on for tablet manufacturers to mass produce drugs while maintaining quality and also keeping costs down. Alex Bunting at I Holland introduces multi-tip tooling as a more efficient way to produce tablets.
 
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Drug Delivery
The Dangers of Leaving Packaging Quality to Chance

Perfect Packaging

Schlafender Hase’s Marc Chaillou explains why, in an age of automation, a manual approach to packaging and labelling is not ideal for meeting regulatory requirements and how technology should be embraced instead.
 
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Supply Chain
Best Practice Throughout the Supply Chain

Improving the Chain’s Efficiency

Christian Taylor at Zetes advises on how best to approach the quickly impending Falsified Medicines Directive, using serialisation in particular as a means for bettered traceability and real-time visibility.
 
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The Supply Chain of the Near Future

From Governance to Provenance

Supply chain management has become about more than just tracking the product’s location and arrival; greater emphasis is being placed on addressing blind spots in the chain to improve product authenticity. Chris Sultemeier at rfxcel discusses the ways in which this can be achieved.
 
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Making a Big Difference to Small Patient Populations

The Heart of Healthcare

Rare diseases are becoming increasingly prominent as a focal point for the industry, which begs the need for specialist approaches towards the distribution of their corresponding medicines. Jonathan Chapper at CHAPPER healthcare reviews the pros and cons of investing in this arena.
 
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The End of the line
End of the Line

Serialisation: Are you Ready?

PMPS’s Industry Advisor, Randice Altschul, looks into the latest developments and regulations surrounding serialised authentication as companies across the industry strive to combat drug counterfeiting.
 
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INHALATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPLEMENT
Opportunities for Orally Inhaled Drug Products

Embracing Spray Drying Strategies

One primary benefit of orally inhaled drugs is that they are recognised to be a more effective method for regional and systemic delivery. Adita R Das PhD, MBA at Recipharm examines how the challenges in inhaled drug development are well worth the effort and technicalities.
 
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Spotlight: 3M

Inhalation Drug Delivery: Going Generic, Getting Connected

The competitive nature of pharmaceutical markets, and the growing need to be set apart from the crowd, has highlighted the need for an established and dependable partner to keep ahead of the curve.
 
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Spotlight: H&T Presspart

Dose Counters and Indicators: A Real Patient Need

Chronic lung disorders are responsible for millions of deaths each year. Manufacturers are working towards more efficient solutions to improve patient quality of life.
 
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Event Preview

Connected to Inhalation

Take an exclusive look at what is to come in the annual Respiratory Drug Delivery Conference, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, this May.
 
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Feature topics
Collaboration to Achieve Compliance

Preparing Parallel Importers for Post EU-FMD Success

Ian Haynes at Excellis Europe guides parallel importance through the challenges and necessary considerations to be tackled ahead of the Falsified Medicines Directive.
 
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Biologic Medicines and Patient Centricity

A New Phase of Hope

Biologic medicines are bringing great change to the industry and are considered to be a driver in personal care. Justin Schroeder at PCI Pharma Services explores the new freedoms biologics bring to the market.
 
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Clinical Trial Packaging

Supply Forecast

Wasdell Group’s Colin Newbould outlines the numerous considerations that need to be made surrounding packaging clinical supplies, particularly as the industry continuously shifts towards a more standardised approach.
 
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Introducing Mechanical Seals

Contamination Control

Mechanical seals do not get the recognition they deserve, states John Smiddy at AESSEAL, who details how their adoption could help companies meet compliance requirements and ensure return on investment.
 
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Child-resistant and elderly-friendly considerations
Age Considerations in Pharmaceuticals

A Closer Look at Child-Resistant Packaging

Cedric Dujardin at the Belgian Packaging Institute (IBE-BVI) highlights the importance of testing child-resistant packaging to ensure that classification, labelling, and packaging regulations are being met.
 
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Gaining Child-Resistant Certification Planning

Safe, Secure, and Simple

Despite the decades of difference between senior citizens and young children, requirements for packaging overlap. Dane Whitehurst at Burgopak examines how packaging design necessitates detailed testing and examination of the user responses for safety and usability.
 
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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

HemaCare and Tissue Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand Access to Human Disease-State Samples

HemaCare Corporation (OTCMKTS: HEMA), a global leader and trusted brand in the customization of human-derived biological products and services for biomedical research, drug discovery, and cellular therapy process development, and Tissue Solutions Ltd, a leading global provider of diseased human biosamples for research, today announced their partnership to supply customers with an expanded selection of well-qualified disease-state biomaterials in fresh, frozen, and FFPE formats.
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White Papers

Medpace Reference Laboratories establishes state of the art Flow Cytometry techniques for flexible approaches to clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas.

Medpace

Cytometry is the process of measuring the properties of individual cells. These properties may include gene or protein expression, chemical properties, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) content, and various cellular functions. The earliest methods of cytometry relied upon light microscopy for the classification and observation of cells and cellular components. Microscopy permitted direct visual observation of cells for the first time, leading to the classification of cells by morphology and insight into cellular functions. However, the time required for microscopic analysis constrains the number of samples or number of cells in each sample that can be examined. Therefore, the utility of microscopy for analysis of rare cells or in situations where sample throughput is a priority is limited. Flow cytometry was developed largely to improve upon these limitations.
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Industry Events

PDA Europe Annual Meeting 2019

24 June 2019, Hilton Amsterdam

Featuring updates from international regulatory agencies as well as industry, this promises to become another highlight in the 2019 event calendar and is a meeting not to be missed!
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