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The End of the line
End of the Line

Why Automate?

PMPS Industry Advisor Randice Altschul looks into automation, why companies should employ these processes and the consequences if they don’t. She outlines why it is essential for pharmaceutical companies to turn to automation if they want to stay ahead.
 
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Parenteral Technology Supplement
Spotlight

The Long and the Short of Transdermal Drug Delivery

Stephan Brakel at 3M Drug Delivery Systems writes about the innovative products used at 3M, from microneedles to patches, and how to find the right partner in the pharmaceutical industry.
 
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Spotlight

Accurate, Precise Microlitre Dosing

Congruence Medical Solutions discuss their microlitre syringes and how they can offer greater accuracy and precision, helping treat conditions such as age-related muscular degeneration and diabetic macular edema.
 
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A Strong Partner from Drug Discovery to Delivery

Manufacturers are facing increasingly complex requirements when it comes to the development of new drug solutions, and, to help ease this issue during drug development, Datwyler has launched its Starter Pack solution with SCHOTT.
 
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Viscosity, Needle Diameter, Flow Rate, and Dosage

Accuracy in Patch Pump Therapy

Michael Girschweiler at Sensile Medical evaluates the effectiveness and limitations of patch pump therapy.
 
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Wearable Injection Devices

Considering Human Factors

Sorrel Medical’s Andrei Yosef highlights the trend of patients becoming more active in their healthcare treatments, and suggests that self-administering injection devices will enable patients to take greater control.
 
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Robotics, automation, and software
IT/OT Convergence

The End Game of the Automation Pyramid

With advances in technology and automation, the traditional structures may be about to collapse. Stefan Reuther at COPA-DATA writes about levels of automation in manufacturing processes.
 
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The Industry 4.0 Journey

Planning Your Automation Project

Other industries are taking to automation and reaping the benefits, so why not the pharmaceutical industry? Jonathan Wilkins at EU Automation examines how a more robust, modern manufacturing approach can reduce disruptions and product failures, helping meet clinical performance.
 
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Workflows for Artwork Management

Automated Processes

To ensure compliance, improve collaboration, and eliminate packaging delays, alternative methods need to be considered when it comes to labelling medical products, suggests Paul Goldberg at Loftware.
 
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Integrating PAT and Robotics

A Match Made in Heaven

Integrating process analytical technologies and robotic process automation systems will produce a more efficient and streamlined manufacturing line and help your company reduce costs, claims Martin Gadsby at Optimal Group.
 
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Exploring the Opportunities of Automation

The Future of Clinical Trial Design

Advancements made in technology are forcing changes in the way clinical trials are managed. Dave Wilson and John Morrison at Sharp Clinical Services examine the benefits of automation at every stage of the clinical supply chain.
 
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Temperature Management
Spotlight

Certified Solutions for Temperature Control

Swiss WorldCargo discusses how it ships its temperature-sensitive shipments worldwide using both active and passive solutions, which require innovative and fast-paced handling.
 
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Passive Packaging: Challenges and Benefits

Redefining Supply

As our drugs modernise and develop, so does the way we transport and store them. Josie Morris at Woolcool explains how pharmaceutical companies have begun using passive packaging to deliver temperature controlled products in a simple, cost-effective, and reliable way.
 
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Innovations in Cold Chain Technology

A Cold Case

Many drugs have to be stored at certain temperatures to remain in optimal condition. To achieve this, it is essential that trial sponsors consider a range of factors at every stage of the supply chain, says Brian Keesee at PCI Clinical Services.
 
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Overlooked Factors in Clinical Labelling

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Labelling may seem like an minor part of drug manufacturing, but James McAleavey at Almac Clinical Services examines the importance of labelling in relation to clinical trials.
 
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Connecting the Disconnected

If a single integrated cloud-based system existed for labelling pharmaceutical products, it could provide complete transparency and traceability across the entire industry. Graham Francis at Kallik suggests that, despite the data challenge, we should all aim towards implementing cloud-based systems.
 
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Taking the Lead

PSCI discuss how they champion responsible practices in the pharmaceutical supply chain, whether it be environmentally, or in the form of labour rights, worker welfare, safety and hygiene, or good governance.
 
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Supply Chain and Logistics

A Seamless Supply

As clinical trials are becoming larger and more complex, the different stages of these trials face new and diverse challenges, and the supply chain must be controlled, says Celine Chanforan at Onorach.
 
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The Impact of Poor Adherence

The Promise of Connected Health

Up to 50% of patients do not take their medication as prescribed. Medication nonadherence costs the pharmaceutical industry approximately $188 billion in lost revenue. Kevin Deane at Phillips-Medisize writes on how to support patient adherence to prescribed medicine.
 
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Securing Supply with Blockchain Technology
 

 Blocking Counterfeits

Serialisation of drugs in the supply chain is essential to blocking counterfeits, and many companies are adopting track and trace to increase security. Although blockchain is still in its infancy, Tom Egan at PMMI, Rick Fox at Fox VI Technologies, and Bill McBeath at ChainLink Research explore its advantages.
 
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Packaging Potent Products
Global Label Management

Why so Persistently Unruly?

With the global labelling management burden in life sciences soaring, and companies expanding into new markets, it is essential that pharmaceutical companies produce accurate compliant labelling in all of their markets. Agnes Cwienczek at AMPLEXOR discusses the intensity of labelling in the pharma industry.
 
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NFC Smart Packaging

Serialising Drugs to Combat Fraud

Drug fraud accounts for only 2% of sales, but the rate that this has grown is a cause for concern, especially with the rise of online sales. Gillian Ewers at PragmatIC explores the value of serialisation.
 
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Increasing Medication Safety

All About the Box

Ineffective packaging can lead to mix-ups and incorrect dispensing. To make medication safer, Oliver Pittock at Valley Northern writes that pharmaceutical manufacturers must address current pharma packaging so pharmacists don’t get confused between their Daptomycins and Dactinomycins.
 
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Regional Focus: Scandinavia
Greater Copenhagen

The Growing Hotspot for Global Logistics

This October, the FlyPharma Conference Europe will be held in Denmark, moving to the Nordics for the first time. Paul Dhami at Copenhagen Capacity discusses the benefits of hosting the conference in the Greater Copenhagen area.
 
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Event Preview

At the Forefront of Pharmaceutical Logistics

The FlyPharma Conference Europe will be held in Copenhagen on 22-23 October, centring on pharmaceutical cargo industry trends and future challenges in pharma logistics.
 
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Scandinavian Manufacturing and R&D

Scandinavian Sciences

Given that the pharmaceutical sector is one of the major industries in Scandinavia, Zdeněk Pečený explores the economic successes and the reasons that allow Medicon Valley to flourish.
 
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Nordic Life Sciences

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Petter Hartman at Medicon Valley Alliance breaks down the framework of life sciences in Scandinavia and explains how pharmaceutical companies can benefit from operating in the Medicon Valley region.
 
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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

Cambridge Sensotec (manufacturers of Dynascan) obtains new ISO accreditation

On the 30th May 2019, Cambridge Sensotec proudly achieved ISO 9001:2015 accreditation under the BSI (British Standards Institution). Cambridge Sensotec Ltd now joins 1.3 million companies across 112 countries worldwide that hold this prestigious certificate.
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White Papers

Mauritius Island – An Emerging Centre for R&D in Biotechnology and the Life Sciences

CIDP (Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique)

Mauritius, the tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean and known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, is also internationally recognised for its rule of law, and political and social stability. Over the past few years, the economy has been successfully transitioned from a monocrop to a diversified innovation-driven and knowledge-based economy, resting on agribusiness, export-oriented manufacturing, tourism, financial services, property development and real estate, ICT-BPO, the seafood industry, a free port, logistics and a nascent ocean economy. Emerging sectors such as healthcare and life sciences are presenting some niche areas for the taking, and the enabling environment is being put in place to make it happen - especially in the light of sustained growth within pharmaceutical, medical device, and clinical research. Important international players are already in operation locally as the country has established the appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks based on international norms, for the development of a strong biomedical research sector.
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Industry Events

SAPHEX 2019

23-24 October 2019, GALLAGHER CONVENTION CENTRE, 10 RICHARDS DRIVE, HALFWAY HOUSE, MIDRAND, 1685, SOUTH AFRICA

SAPHEX 2019 will be held on the 23rd-24th October at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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