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Autumn 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 reflects on the articles in this issue of PMPS  
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Packaging, Packing & Anti-Counterfeiting
In Perfectly Formed, Ron Garwood, Technical Sales Director at Electro-mec (Reading) Ltd, explores how recent changes in the pharmaceutical packing industry have brought new challenges for blister pack feed systems  
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Clinical trial label design is a vital part of the entire pack design process. Dr Sue Price, an Independent Consultant to the Pharmaceutical Industry, looks at the criteria that label design must fulfil in Labelling Supplies for Clinical Trials - Exploring the Options



 
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Drug Delivery
In Multi-Dose Containers for Preservative-Free Nasalia, Simone Bagel of Antiinfectives Intelligence GmbH in Germany recommends the complete avoidance of preservatives in nasal sprays and offers some tips on the ideal methods for designing their packaging  
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Spyridon A. Fotinos, Executive Vice President - Corporate Research & Innovation, at Lavipharm in Greece, provides An Introduction to Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems  
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Megan Turner of PMPS explains how a new type of IV bag is about to revolutionise drug delivery systems in The Use of a Multi-Chambered Bag in IV Drug Therapy  
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CLEANROOMS
Catherine Athиnes, Marketing Director of Cebal Tubes Europe, looks at how manufacturers are increasingly opting to use cleanrooms to maintain quality standards, in Cleanroom Facilities in the Aluminium Tube Industry: A Growing Trend to Meet Pharmaceutical Customers' Needs  
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FORMULATION, Ingredients & Excipients
Our Editor, Dr Patricia Lobo, spoke to Mr Elwood Vogt, General Manager of Sigma Scotland, to learn of his vision for bringing biotech to Scotland in Sigma - Putting Scotland on the Biotech Map  
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After visiting Dompй S.p.A.'s facility in L'Aquila, Italy, Sarah Maxwell, Deputy Editor of PMPS, reports on the effects of the company's recently implemented manufacturing execution system, in Implementing a Manufacturing Execution System in a Contract Manufacturing Facility - A Case Study  
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In When Bioavailability or Stability is a Problem, Peter Sharper, Export Director of Pharmagel UK, discusses the advantages of the soft gelatine capsule formulation for improving the absorption and bioavailability of unstable drugs  
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PARENTERALS
Tom Handel, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Meridian Medical Technologies, offers some advice on Preparing for and Responding to Changes in Ownership of your Outsource Provider  
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Dr Paul Stewart, Manager of Business and Technology at BOC Edwards Pharmaceutical Systems provides an overview of Recent Advances in the Cleaning and Sterilisation of Industrial Freeze Dryers  
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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS
In The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain as a Strategic Enabler, Jim McKiernan, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Basel, Switzerland, explains how attention to the supply chain is helping pharmaceutical companies to achieve strategic objectives  
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In the second of her series of articles for PMPS, Dr Nikki Dowlman, Client Liaison Manager at ClinPhone Group Ltd., examines The Cost Benefits of Using IVR Systems in the Supply Chain  
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In Compliance Issues in the Medicinal Products Supply Chain - From Manufacturer to Pharmacy, John Taylor, Senior Inspector in the Standards Unit of the Inspection and Enforcement Division at the Medicines Control Agency, reveals the MCA's current concerns relating to compliance by distributors in the supply chain  
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Andy Blair, Sales Project Manager at Swisslog, discusses the potential of automated logistics systems for improving companies' efficiency and ability to meet quality standards in Validation - Cutting Costs Without Cutting Corners  
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FACILITY VALIDATION
Simply having an understanding of computers and software systems is not enough to validate a computer system. Mike Gough, Senior Partner of Future Software Systems, tackles the issues that need to be addressed in Validation of Facility Monitoring Systems - A Practical Approach  
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