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Autumn 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 reviews the articles in this issue of PMPS  
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Manufacturing
Robert Blanck, Market Manager for the Millipore Corporation, explores newly developed disposable biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, in Disposable Filling - A New Trend for Sterile Pharmaceuticals  
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In Trends in the Pharmaceutical Industry - the Role of a Supplier, Shane O'Reilly, Managing Director at La Calhene (GB) Ltd, reveals how manufacturing companies can succeed with consumers  
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The containment of high potency compounds is a growing source of concern in today's pharmaceutical industry. In Improving Laboratory Containment by a Factor of 10, Martyn Ryder, Managing Director of Extract Technology, demonstrates some effective solutions  
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Peter Jordain, Technical Manager at VIVENDI WATER SYSTEMS, examines specifications for water production and suggests a way of maintaining quality, in A Highly Purified Water Package  
In The New BS EN 1822 Test Rig - Designed for the Highest Efficiency Filters, Wander ter Kuile, Technical Manager at McLeod Russel Ltd, provides an overview of the BS EN 1822 filter test  
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Formulations, Ingredients and Excipients
Controlled release nutraceuticals delivery technologies are adapting to the demands of the nutraceutical market. Stephen Turner, Michael Hite and Cathy Federici, members of the Research and Product Development group at SCOLR® Inc, discuss their expansion, in Controlled Delivery Technologies Applied to the Nutraceutical Industry  
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Jan-Peter Mittwollen, Technical Marketing Manager for Global Marketing Pharma Ingredients at BASF Aktiengesellschaft, studies instant release tablet coatings, in Behaviour of Commonly Used Instant Release Coatings in Comparison with a New Instant Release Coating  
In New Opportunities - Speciality Pregelatinised Starch Excipients, Dr Fred Heinze, Business Manager, Healthcare Europe at National Starch, examines the role of the new generation of excipients  
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Drug Delivery
In Injecting Sustainability into Therapeutics, Pierre Belichard, Business Development Manager Europe at Ethypharm, highlights why sustained release delivery mechanisms prove invaluable in ensuring more predictable levels of drug release  
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Encapsulation-based advancements are expanding the therapeutic and market value of APIs. Joe McDonough and Wade Schlameus at the Southwest Research Institute, outline the benefits, in Uncontrolled Growth of Controlled Release Drug Delivery Technology and Markets  
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In Why Do Dry Powder Inhaler Developments Take So Long?, Charles Tavner, Leader of Cambridge Consultants' Drug Delivery Device Group, finds that changing specification and technical problems identified too late are responsible for holding up the process  
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Mark Everard MB, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Sheffield Children's Hospital and Nicolas Cobos MD, Head of Section Paediatric Department, Hospital Valle Hebrуn, Barcelona, discuss delivering reproducible doses of aerosolised drug to the lungs, in Drug Delivery Developments  
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Anti-Counterfeiting
Combining OVD images with traditional secure packaging offers cost-effective solutions for anti-counterfeiting and tamper evidence applications. Edwin Shufflebotham, Strategic Marketing Manager for Applied Optical Technologies plc, studies their application, in The Secure Packaging of Pharmaceuticals - Optically Variable Devices Prevent an Identity Crisis  
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Alexander Weis and Andre Josten of november AG, analyse the different layers of the supply chain which make companies vulnerable to brand and product counterfeiting, in Effective Brand Protection in the Pharmaceutical Industry Needs Efficient Supply Chain Management  
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Hungary's legislation, including that dedicated to IP protection, is undergoing continuous adjustment. In Trademark Protection in Hungary, Michael Lantos, Managing Partner at Danubia Patent & Law Office, explains amendments to the current trademark law  
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In Parallel Sales and Counterfeit Products - Answers for the Pharmaceutical Industry, Stephen Polinsky, Pharmaceutical Practice Leader at GenuOne, Inc, offers a possible remedy to the serious threat counterfeit and diverted products pose to our industry  
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Earle Keirstead, Product Development Manager, Metals at West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc, identifies effective and innovative delivery systems and components for injectable drugs, in Drug Packaging Solutions for the 21st Century  
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RFID technology is enabling companies to improve the supply chain process. Gordon McWilliams, Development Manager of Automation & Solutions at Tibbett & Britten Group plc, investigates its importance, in Boosting Supply Chain Efficiency in the Pharmaceutical Industry Through the Introduction of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology  
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IT and Logistics
With an integrated market and a single European currency, the hope was that business would become simpler. The reality has been quite different. Mithu Kundu, Manager and Brian Gibbs, Director at PRTM, outlines the benefits of Packaging and Labelling Postponement - The Antidote to Stock Keeping Unit Proliferation  
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In New Standards of Monitoring for the Cold Chain, Tim Jennings, Sales Manager at Laminar Medica Ltd, explains that without an efficient cold chain, the prospects of many products reaching their ultimate destinations in a safe and viable form would be bleak  
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Nick Robinson, CEO of Phoenix IT Services, considers how modernising logistics processes can quickly reduce costs and improve accuracy, in Prescription for Success - The Benefits of Wireless Warehousing  
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PARENTERALS
Dr Patricia Lobo speaks to J. Donald Ferry, General Manager Manufacturing and Thomas Handel, Vice President of Sales at Meridian, in High Noon for a Global Player in Parenteral Drug Delivery Systems and Medical Diagnostics  
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The production of water for injection is a critical process operation for any pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Dave Forte, Process Engineer, Water Group at Pharmatec Procip Ltd, assesses commercially available distillation units, in Basics of Water For Injection Production  
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In Current Challenges in the Manufacturing of Injectable Drug Products, Trent Cox, Manager of Manufacturing and Michael Akers, Director of Pharmaceutical R&D at Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions LLC, face these problems head on  
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PACKING & PACKAGING
In As Competing Standards Emerge and Debate Intensifies, the UK Ponders Future of Child-Resistant Non-Reclosable Packaging, Keshav Sharma of MeadWestvaco Corp, looks into the international CR packaging standards on the horizon  
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Dr. Joseph Urban, Senior Director of Technology, ProClinical Pharmaceutical Services Inc, explores how compliance with the therapeutic regime can be improved, in Child-Resistant/Senior-Effective Blister Card - The Key to Patient Compliance  
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US demand for pharmaceutical packaging products will increase by 4.3 per cent per year to US$5.2 billion in 2006. William Martineau, Research Analyst for the Freedonia Group presents an overview, in Future Pharmaceutical Packaging Trends in the US - An Insight  
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In Pharmaceutical Packaging - Void Fill and Cushioning Options, Karl Yeo, Managing Director of Green Light Products Ltd, guides us through the options available for cushioning and void fill materials  
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Bob Tilling, Director of New Business Development at MAP80 Systems Limited, considers 21 CFR Part 11's effect on in-house labelling systems in 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant Labelling Systems  
   
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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