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Summer 2005
At the cutting edge of the latest industry developments, Samedan is adept at keeping the information you need at your fingertips. PMPS provides a unique platform of communication for the market across Europe, North America and the rest of the developed world. To find out what's hot in the world of pharmaceuticals, take a look below at the range of articles featured in this issue of PMPS
   
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Industry Insight 
In her Editor's Letter, Patricia Lobo takes a look at the topics covered in this issue  
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Manufacturing
Steve Crom, Managing Partner at Valeocon Management Consulting, states that it is paramount to distinguish between the two methods available for operation problems when applying Six Sigma, in Getting it Right First Time: Six Sigma for Continuous and Breakthrough Improvement  
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Process analytical technology has great potential for the pharmaceutical industry contend Felix Nink, Product Manager, at Robert Bosch GmbH Packaging and Torsten Schmidt-Bader, Operations Manager, Europe, at Valicare GmbH in PAT - Capsules Under Control  
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In Pharmaceutical Process Access and Security with Biometric Devices Becomes Part of Mainstream IT, David Brearley, Technical and Application Writer at Pantek Ltd, argues that utilising the technology available to place real-time systems within mainstream computing provides better access to data  
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Karl Felgate, International Account Manager, Global Business Development Team at Schneider Electric, examines the developments which are heralding changes to pharmaceutical packaging, in Integrating Packaging into Manufacturing Enterprise Control  
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Packaging, Packing & Anti-Counterfeiting
Dr William A Nelson, Director, Marketing & Business Development at Alcoa Flexible Packaging, contrasts the legislation which differentiates the US and Europe's approach to child safety and medicine, in Child-Resistant Packaging: A Comparison of Europe and the US  
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In Child-Resistant Packaging: The Latest Standards and How the Industry is Responding, Stephen Wilkins, Secretary at the Child-Safe Packaging Group, evaluates the impact that the latest legislation on child-resistant packaging will have on the pharmaceutical industry  
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Colin Scaife, Managing Partner at CE Packaging Partnership, provides an overview of the latest changes to child-resistant legislation in the UK and speculates on the possible effect these will have in CEN/TC 261/SC 5/WG 27 Child Resistance Standards Committee  
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Dosage Forms
The complications of applying coatings to drug delivery methods are detailed by Eugen Barbu, Senior Research Fellow, Thomas Nevell, Principal Lecturer, and Dr John Tsibouklis, Reader, Polymer Science, at the University of Portsmouth in Non-Toxic Coatings that Inhibit Bacterial Adhesion  
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PMPS in conversation with Sven Ryberg, Vice President, Pharma Division at GEA Niro A/S  
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Jo Smewing, Applications Manager at Stable Micro Systems, provides a guiding hand in choosing which gelatine is right for you in Testing Times for Gelatine  
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STERILE MANUFACTURING
Environmental factors mean that alternatives to PVC have to be sought, state Matt Crowley, Global Sales and Marketing Director, Drug Delivery Products, and Catherine Buchere, Project Leader, Industrial Department at Stedim SA, in Innovative Alternatives to Traditional PVC for IV Drug Packaging  
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Karen Rossington, Marketing Manager at Shield Medicare Ltd, presents methods to discover if the right wipes are being used, in Wipes for Life Science Cleanrooms: Choosing the Best Option for You

 
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Nasal and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
Verifying the value of a new molecule early on is essential for the development of inhalation drugs. John N Pritchard, Global Laboratory Manager for Inhalation Drug Development at 3M Drug Delivery Systems, explains why in Accelerating the Development of Inhaled Drugs  
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The ever-expanding market for new asthma and COPD devices must be compared to existing technologies during clinical trials. Martin Lamb, Vice President of Business Development at Clinical Trial Services, presents the most effective way of doing this in Inhalers for Double-Blind Clinical Trials  
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Colin Dickens, Senior Scientist and Dr Jeremy Southall, Principal Research Manager at Bespak, detail in vitro test methods as a new development in using the nasal cavity as a route for administration in Using Particle Deposition Modelling to Target Specific Tissues in the Nose  
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The nose provides an alternative passage for drug delivery, eclipsing both oral and injection methods, assert Paul Kippax, Product Manager, Diffraction Products at Malvern Instruments Ltd and Dr Julie Suman, President at Next Breath, LLC, in Understanding Nasal Drug Delivery - The Importance of In Vitro Analytical Techniques  
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Drug Delivery
Prefilled syringe systems are becoming an increasingly popular method of packaging drugs because they are user-friendly, which bodes well for patient compliance. Frances L DeGrazio, Vice President, Quality Assurance at West Pharmaceutical Services Inc, puts the alternative to vials under the microscope in The Intricacies of Selecting and Evaluating Plungers for Prefilled Syringe Systems  
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Ocular disease affects a large segment of the population in the West, which has resulted in an effort to fight this problem. Professor Santa Jeremy Ono, Chair of the Department of Immunology at University College London, presents a paradigm at the forefront of this battle in Ophthalmic Drug Discovery and Development: The University College London/Moorfields Eye Hospital Model  
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Pharmapack 2010 supplement
Shirley M Dann, Business Development Director at Specials Clinical Manufacturing, summarises the growth of a working practice beset by obstacles in Outsourcing in Drug Development - No Longer a Choice but a Necessity  
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In New Requirements and Guidelines on Clinical Trials Issued by the European Commission, Linda Horton, Partner at the Brussels Office of Hogan and Hartson, reviews Directive 2005/28/EC  
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IT and Logistics
Tom Grinnan, Vice President, Business Development at MeadwestVaco Healthcare Packaging, puts forward that counterfeiting is compounded by drugs being sought outside of the supply chain, in Drug Counterfeiting Solutions for a Wide Reaching Problem: Starting Small and Evolving  
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In Smart Supply: Synchronous Demand Networks Bring Supply Chain Up To Speed, Craig Wylie, Senior Manager at BearingPoint, charts the benefits of moving away from the traditional supply chain  
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In Pharmaceutical Tagging: The Way Forward for Patient Safety?, Rob Whewell, Founder of Aegate Ltd, presents methods to combat counterfeiting  
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Tim Wheeler, Product Marketing Manager at Vocollect Europe, describes one of the new IT approaches in Voice Systems for Pharmaceutical Warehousing: Delivering Supply Chain Efficiency  
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Validation & Compliance
Regulation provides companies with the chance to compete more efficiently in the marketplace, assert Beatrijs Van Liedekerke, Senior Manager, and Robrecht Tistaert, Principle Advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, in From Lab-Scale to Large-Scale: Capturing the GMP Opportunity  
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Joseph Darling, Validation Manager, and William Bowtle, Technical Director and Head of Quality Assurance at Encap Drug Delivery detail the Design and Validation of a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Development Facility  
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Previews
Third Annual Cold Chain Storage and Distribution taking place on 22nd-23rd September 2005  
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Cordia bring together the scientific industry at World Life Science Week on 9th-13th October 2005  
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Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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News and Press Releases

Bigneat is awarded the Queen’s Award by Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire

Bigneat Ltd, winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise earlier this year, received their Award from Nigel Atkinson Esq, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire on 16th October at the Bigneat factory in Waterlooville.
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White Papers

Customising the Cold Chain

World Courier

Of all the statistics emerging around the global pharmaceutical industry this year, two big numbers capture the attention of both manufacturers and their logistics partners: $248 billion, the amount the “BRIC” nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are poised to account for in pharmaceutical sales for by 2016; and $8 billion, the amount global pharma will spend on cold chain logistics in 2014. Why are these two numbers so noteworthy? They demonstrate that as R&D goes, so goes logistics. As products evolve to meet demands for more targeted therapies, demand for more targeted logistics solutions grows as well. And that means a need for customization for everything from clinical trial samples to finished product.
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Industry Events

12th annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition

13-14 December 2017, Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

Responding to the evolution within the industry, SMi is proud to announce the return of its leading 12th annual Cold Chain Distribution event. Returning to London in December, this year's event will remain at the forefront of innovation
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