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Winter 2001
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 summarises the articles in this issue of PMPS  
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Manufacturing
Koen Egberts, International Sales Manager for Kathabar Systems Europe, highlights the advantages of absorption air conditioning in Dehumidification and Purification Using Absorption Air Conditioning  
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Patricia Lobo, Editor of PMPS, speaks to John Blackie, General Manager of Manufacturing for Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology at Avecia Ltd about how the company is responding to new developments in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors  
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In the final part of An Introduction to Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems, Spyridon A. Fotinos, Executive Vice President - Corporate Research & Innovation at Lavipharm Group of Companies compares the major production process of matrix and liquid reservoir patches in order to better understand how these drug delivery systems are composed  
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In Fine Foods - A New Style of Subcontracting, Rebecca Cavalôt of PMPS speaks to Marco Eigenmann, Managing Director of Fine Foods in Italy about the evolution of the company  
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Bruce Ramsay, Supply Chain Director at World Class International looks at what life science companies can do to ensure that compliance activities do not become a bottleneck when production constraints are removed in Lean Compliance in Manufacturing  
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After the official launch of Bio/PharMOS, Patricia Lobo, Editor of PMPS reports exclusively on developments in the international manufacturing business in Bio/PharMOS - A New Forum for Pharma and Biotech Contract Manufacturing  
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Packaging, Packing & Anti-Counterfeiting
In Digital Printing for Pharmaceutical Packaging - A Customer's Perspective, Susan B. McNeely, Associate Engineering Consultant at Eli Lilly and Company in the US outlines the reasons why digital printing is a suitable option for pharmaceutical packaging 80 In Pharmaceutical Water Storage and Distribution Design, David Forte, Process Engineer at the Water Group, Pharmatec Procip Ltd, UK reports on how pharmaceutical water systems provide a vital service to any manufacturing facility  
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Colin Scaife, Managing Partner of C.E. Packaging Partnership scrutinises child-resistant compliance certification and ongoining validation of quality control procedures in Child-Resistant Clinical Trials Packaging  
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Historically, pharmaceutical companies have tended to adopt a pragmatically conservative approach to problems of brand infringment and counterfeiting. Keith Widdowson of De La Rue Brand Protection looks at Preventive Medicine - Why the Pharmaceutical Industry Needs to Invest in Prevention and Cure to Ensure Effective Brande Protection  
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Stephen Wilkins, Marketing Consultant and Senior Partner at Stephen Wilkins Associates evaluates the Progress Towards Child-Resistant Flexible Packs for Pharmaceuticals in the UK and the Rest of European Union  
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SOLID DOSAGE
In A Formula For Success - Taste-Masking of Oral Pharmaceuticals Can Be the Key to Strong Sales, Jeffrey Worthington, Vice President of Arthur D. Little explains how addressing flavour quality early on allows pharmaceutical manufacturers to build an advantage over their competitors  
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Jörg Petersen and Hans-Joachim of Wilhelm Fette GmbH, Germany consider WiP Versus CiP - The Pros and Cons of Two Cleaning Philosophies  
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When developing the coloration of a product, many issues have to be considered by a formulator.Nicki Laroiya, Specialities Product Manager and John Murphy, Pharmaceutical Consultant of the Sensient Group explain why in Solid Dosage Forms - Coloured  
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In Quality Assurance From the Ground Up - Sourcing Raw Materials for the Herbal Marketplace, Martin Schneider, Medical Plant Cultivation and Purchasing Manager at Linnea, Inc. in Switzerland, highlights that improving the quality and traceability of raw materials is key to the continued viability of the industry  
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IT and Logistics
According to The World Health Organization, a quarter of all vaccines transported by air cargo will not give the intended protection because of inefficient cool chains. Lars Skarke, CEO of Envirotainer recommends the use of temperature-controlled containers in The Quest for an Unbroken Cool Chain  
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Supply chain management in the pharmaceutical industry is still a relatively new concept. In Outsourcing - A New Paradigm in Supply Chain Management, Keith Clinkscales of PA Consulting Group explores how to successfully add outsourcing partners to an already chaotic environment  
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In Pharmaceutical Supply Chains - The Developing Role of IT, Ray Dales and Melvyn Barnes of SchlumbergerSema ask what must pharmaceutical supply and value chains now demand of IT systems and departments?  
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As more manufacturers are beginning to use paperless recording systems, Karen Rigby, Business Product Manager for Eurotherm Limited, considers the benefits of using electronic records in The American Food and Drug Administration and Electronic Records  
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MACHINERY
Dr Patricia Lobo, Editor of PMPS, speaks to Denis Guerin, Daniel Blanchi and Doru Felezeu of
BIOLAFITTE & MORITZ to find out more about Biopharma Process Systems from a Land Flowing With Milk and Wine - The Demand For High-Tech Biomanufacturing Equipment



 
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In Pharmaceutical Water Storageand Distribution Design, David Forte, Process Engineer at the Water Group, Pharmatec Procip Ltd, UK reports on how pharmaceutical water systems provide a vital service to any manufacturing facility  
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The hunt for a standardised supply of purified water for pharmaceutical or biotech production may be over. Dr Patricia Lobo, Editor of PMPS reveals Vivendi Water Systems' new hot water sanitisable, water purification product in Pure Water at the Touch of a Button  
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TRANSLATION
The globalisation of the pharmaceutical industry has led to the need to submit information in a variety of languages. Arthur P. Leccese of Wilkens c.s. in the Netherlands discusses the requirements of regulatory authorities in Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation - The Need for a Specialist  
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COUNTRY FOCUS: SCOTLAND
In The Latest Developments in the Scottish Biotechnology Industry, Dr Patricia Lobo, Editor of PMPS investigates the Edinburgh-based pharmaceutical company, Ardana Bioscience and the reasons for its recent success at the Biotechnology Industry Awards  
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Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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