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Summer 2003
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, Dr Patricia Lobo reviews the articles in this issue of PMPS  
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Manufacturing
The need for automatic verification of date and lot information is increasing. Leigh Simpson, Marketing Specialist for North Europe Region at the Cognex Corporation, provides a solution, in Date and Lot Code Inspection - Evaluating Optical Character Verification (OCV) Technology  
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In Robotics in Pharmaceutical Research, David N Sands, CEO and Founder of ST Robotics International, describes some of the applications for the pharmaceutical industry  
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Roger Trew, European Development Advisor for the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), looks at the latest process automation technology and explains why these are Changing Times for Process Automation in the Pharmaceutical Sector  
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Machine vision is becoming a common tool on the manufacturing floor. Dirk Vermeersch, European Sales Manager at RVSI ner, tells us why Image is Everything - Machine Vision Lighting Techniques  
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In Reducing Volatility by Demand Chain Management, Peter Willats, Director of Manufacturing Practice at McKinsey & Company, offers advice on designing a production system to meet demand  
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M Roubertou Jean-Yves, Head Pharmacist and General Manager at Elaiapharm, investigates measures that can be taken to ensure that industrial freeze dryers remain competitive and operate at the highest European standards, in Making the Best Possible Use of an Industrial Freeze Drier  
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Good manufacturing practice is widely recognised throughout the pharmaceutical industry, but is not necessarily well understood. Dominic Parry, Head of Training, Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL Pharma), provides a guide, in Good Manufacturing Practice - An Overview  
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STERILE MANUFACTURING
In Outsourcing Stopper Preparation, Robert Nase, Westar® Programme Director for West Pharmaceutical Services, and Douglas Stockdale, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stockdale Associates Inc, consider adding a barrier isolation unit to an existing manufacturing facility  
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Dieter Schuster, Sales and Export Managerof Christ GmbH, Germany and Dr John Hutcheson of Christ-Kennicott Water Technology Ltd, discuss ultrafiltration for the production of pyrogen-free water, in Highly Purified Water Production by Subsequent Ultrafiltration - Guaranteed Integrity  
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Cleaning-in-place (CiP) technology has become increasingly automated, giving a level of repeatability which guarantees that a CiP clean is being carried out correctly. Dave Adams, Systems Engineer Manager at Suncombe, delves into Cleaning-in-Place Validation Issues  
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In Sealing Technology for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Manufacture, David Holt, Business Manager at Precision Polymer Engineering, reviews perfluoroelastomers for total containment  
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Drug Delivery
Paul J Atkins, CEO, Timothy M Crowder, Chief Technology Officer, Anthony J Hickey, Chief Scientific Officer, Keith A Johnson, Sara A Kraabel and D Dean Mckinney at Oriel Therapeutics Inc, consider Recent Technical Advances and Formulation Strategies in Pulmonary Drug Delivery  
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In Controlled Release of Pharmaceutical Proteins from Hydrogels, Ruud Verrijk, Gert Bos and Daan
JA Crommelin of OctoPlus Technologies BV, and Wim E Hennink of the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, UIPS, Utrecht University, investigate hydrogels as versatile delivery systems

 
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Dr René Bommer, Director Business Development at Ing E Pfeiffer GmbH, looks at implementing drug delivery technologies into new products in Responding to Nasal and Pulmonary Drug Delivery Trends  
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In the first of a two part series, Part 1: Oral Delivery of Poorly Soluble Drugs, Michael Hite, Stephen Turner and Cathy Federici of SCOLR® Inc, explore novel methods of solubilisation that may allow for greater opportunities to deliver poorly soluble drugs

 
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In Preservative-Free - The New Standard for Nasal Drug Delivery, Simone Bagel, Partner and Managing Director of Antiinfectives Intelligence GmbH, investigates preservative-free nasal drug application  
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Sven Stegemann, Business Development Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Capsugel, puts forward the case for Microemulsion Capsule Technology to Optimise Drug Delivery

 
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Cargo & Cool Chain
In Choosing the Right Service to Transport Pharmaceuticals, Roger Curfs, Senior Marketing Specialist and Business Analyst at FedEx Custom Critical, inspires confidence with tips on transportation  
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A quarter of significant GDP failures are due to inadequate monitoring of storage and transportation temperatures. Robert Kayum, Manager of the Qualifications Team at Envirotainer, explores Temperature-Controlled Distribution in the Health Care Industry - A Field of Growing Importance  
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Sean Flanagan, Commercial Director at Kryotrans Ltd, and Adrian Shaw, Partner at Ikon Associates, outline Cold Chain: Risk, Regulatory Compliance and Operational Performance  
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Anti-Counterfeiting
June Shelp, Managing Director of Sharon Carr Associates Ltd, writing for Pira International, considers The Future of Anticounterfeiting, Brand Protection and Security Packaging for Pharmaceuticals  
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The problem of pharmaceutical falsification is well documented if not well tracked. Phil Seder, Director of Segment Marketing and Packaging at Digimarc Corporation, offers a solution with Digital Watermarking for Protection of Pharmaceutical Packaging  
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In Combating Internet Distribution of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals, Kristofer Peterson, Internet Intelligence Consultant at New Vantage Limited, tackles Internet counterfeiting problems  
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Top line revenue growth, brand protection and liability limitation may be what the doctor ordered. Dale Spall PhD and David Moxam of Isotag, consider Authentication Solutions: Degrees of Difficulty  
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REVIEW
Charles Horth, Life Science Consulting Editor at Cytops, looks back at Bio/PharMOS 2003: a momentous occasion for life science manufacturing, in Outsourced Production and Development  
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PACKING & PACKAGING
In Research Project into the Development of Mechanical Testing of Pharmaceutical Unit Dose Packaging for Child-Resistant Compliance, Paul Anstice, Consultant, Pera Innovation Ltd and Colin Scaife, Consultant, CE Packaging Partnership, consider monitoring CR-compliant performance  
Jonathan Bobbett, Managing Director of Pill protectTM, outlines how complying with new child-resistant standards need not be such a headache, in the Clock Ticks for Industry Compliance on New Blister Pack Standard  
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Stephen Jarrold, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Market Manager at Denny Bros Ltd, offers booklet labelling as a solution to Curing the On-Pack Information Headache  
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In API Packaging - The Next Bulky Issue, Nic Hunt, Global Business Director for Rexam Pharma Flexibles, and Frank Bieganousky, Consultant to the Pharmaceutical Industry, investigate ways to deal with API storage needs and requirements  
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Producers of clinical supplies assemble patient packs by performing activities according to packaging instructions. Lee Anderson, Product Manager - Life Sciences & CPG, at Honeywell, evaluates the implications of various approaches, in Review of Patient Pack Assembly  
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SPECIAL FOCUS - NUTRACEUTICALS
In FDA Proposes Comprehensive Current Good Manufacturing Practices Regulations for Dietary Supplements, Fred Degnan, Outside General Counsel, American Nutraceutical Association and Partner at King & Spalding, Washington, DC, assesses their impact  
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Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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