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Spring 2002
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 reflects on the articles in this issue of PMPS  
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Manufacturing
In The Dangers of Airborne Bacteria During Medicine Manufacture, Gary Noakes, Product Support Manager at Casella CEL, looks at the pharmaceutical industry's need for an air sampling system to determine the existence and levels of airborne bacteria  
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Monica Cervellati, Marketing Manager at IMA Liquids and Powder Filling Division analyses the increasing trend to minimise direct human contact with the product in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, in Containment of Potent Compounds - The Approach of a Manufacturer of Automatic Filling Machinery to Aseptic Processing  
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SOLID DOSAGE
In A Day in the Life of a Tablet, Terry Lewis, Operations Manager at I.Holland Ltd, highlights the potential problems and challenges involved in developing, improving and producing tablets  
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Dr Patricia Lobo, Editor of PMPS, speaks to the founders of Bluepharma to find out more about the company's activities, in Bluepharma - A Dynamic Contract Manufacturer in the Heart of Portugal  
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Drug Delivery
Lawrence Baizer of Bioject Incorporated, John Hayes of Antares Pharma Incorporated, Christine Lacey of PowderJect, Plc, Linda D'Antonio of DCI East Syracuse and Mike Mathews of Felton International, evaluate the benefits of an alternative method of parenteral drug delivery, in Needle-Free Injectors - Advantages, Current Technologies and Future Innovations  
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Pharmapack 2010 supplement
As a growing number of clinical trials are conducted in the community, the risk of children accidentally consuming potentially toxic drugs is increasing. Mark Greener, Freelance Journalist for the Pharmaceutical Industry, reports on innovative new child-resistant clinical trials packaging, in Ensuring Children's Safety with Child-Resistant Clinical Trial Packaging  
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Mike Parker, QA and Technical Director of Brecon Pharmaceuticals Ltd looks at ways to improve the expensive and time-consuming process of external auditing in Facilitating the Audit Process  
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Elena Storozhuk, Director of Business Development and Sergei Varshavsky, Chairman and CEO of DW Coordinating Center, uncover the Russian clinical trials market in Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Clinical Trial Supplies in Russia  
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Speech recognition technology has vastly improved over the past five years. Ron Griffiths, Managing Director of Gold Systems asks How Can Advanced Speech Recognition Help During the Life Cycle of Clinical Drug Trials?  
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LOGISTICS
Robert Kayum, Application Engineer at Envirotainer, explains that despite the pressures of modern health, safety and commercial requirements on the temperature-controlled supply chain, the airfreight industry has made an effective response with new technology, in The Supply Chain is No Longer a Weak Link in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry

 
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In Getting Cost Out of the Cold Chain and Added Value In, Stuart Allcock, Managing Director of Laminar Medica Ltd looks at new technologies in packaging which aim to provide higher performance and minimise the costs created by an ever-extending cold chain  
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Previews
In Interphex 2002 Preview - Interphex Re-Profiles to Reflect the Changing Pharmaceutical Environment, Gerry Duggin, a Consultant to the Pharmaceutical Industry, provides an insight into what we can look forward to at this year's Interphex conference  
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PACKING & PACKAGING
Helen Toogood, Marketing Manager UK of Alpharma Limited assesses the impact of recent Government legislation surrounding the design of packaging for medicines in Packaging for a Safer Future in the Use of Medicines  
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In Some Things Can't Be Measured - New Changes to the Poison Prevention Packaging Act in the US, Rebecca Cavalфt of PMPS reports on revisions to the PPPA, effective from October 2002, which will protect children from the accidental ingestion of products that contain hydrocarbons

 
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In Integrating the Design and Production of Packaging Materials, Erik B. Bligaard and Poul Жrenlund, Senior Engineers at Novo Nordisk Engineering A/S in Denmark, highlight the importance of a close link between design and production when planning the packaging of pharmaceutical products  
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Derek Ord, Head of UK Sales and Marketing at Avery Dennison Business Media Division explains how something as simple as labelling might be able to change the way your business or research laboratory operates, in Are You Label-Conscious?  
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Strict legislation governing labelling and barcoding in the pharmaceutical world often throws up problems for companies looking for new equipment. Wilson Clark, General Manager of Logopak International suggests a solution in Knowing Your Barcode Labels - And Their Supplier - Could Save You Money  
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The role and value of branding in the pharmaceutical industry is changing. Tom Blackett, Group Deputy Chairman of Interbrand explores the implications in Branding in the Pharmaceutical Industry  
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STERILE MANUFACTURING: CLEANROOMS FOCUS
Kenneth Christie, Director of Consulting Services at VTS Consultants, Inc., outlines the problems now associated with aseptic processing and explains how they can be resolved, in The Challenges of Aseptic Processing  
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MARKETPLACE & BUSINESS
In Contract Manufacturing from India, Muthuswamy Iyer of Pharmachem Consultech (I) Pvt Ltd discusses the competitive capabilities that India provides as globalisation and outsourcing increase  
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William Martineau, Research Analyst for the Freedonia Group gives an insight into the future of the pharmaceutical packaging market as global demand increases, in World Pharmaceutical Packaging Products Demand to Reach US$18.2 Billion in 2005  
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COUNTRY FOCUS: CANADA
Dr Patricia Lobo, PMPS Editor, visited Toronto in February 2002 at the invitation of the Ontario Government's Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) and reports on significant developments in the health care industry, in Ontario - Setting the Pace in Biotech and Pharma Discovery, Development and Manufacturing  
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NUTRACEUTICALS
Functional foods is one of the most challenging and exciting sectors in today's food and drink industry. Dr Michelle Jones, Technical Manager Europe of ADM Natural Health and Nutrition, looks at how manufacturers can build on firm foundations for long-term growth in this sector in The Health Revolution  
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In Quality Assurance in Herbal Raw Material Supplies, Stewart Green, European Divisional Director of John K King and Sons Limited, explains how identity preserved crop production helps to reduce variation in product quality for the herbal pharmaceutical market  
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The End of the line
As hydraulic-driven centrifuges become outmoded, the option of purchasing refurbished equipment has become a lifeline for the pharmaceutical industry. Roger Beaumont, Managing Director of Broadbent Customer Services Limited, outlines the benefits of refurbishment in Cutting Costs Through Refurbishment in the Pharma Industry  
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In Taming the Validation Process for Automatic Assembly in the Pharmaceutical Industry, William Bourn, Sales Manager at Modular Automation, describes how the application of a tried and tested modular approach to pharmaceutical manufacturing can significantly reduce headaches  
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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