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Autumn 2007
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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Drug Delivery 
In Progressive Production, Paul Roosen at Helvoet Pharma talks to PMPS about where the company is placed in relation to the expanding pharmaceutical packaging industry  
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The production of pre-filled syringes is subject to exacting demands in terms of convenience, safety, efficiency and cost. As such, their manufacture reflects the wider Market Movement, argues Ian Thompson at Ypsomed AG  
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Companies are continually Against the Clock in developing successful drug delivery devices. Jay Bhogaita at Bespak points out that a speciality medical device manufacturer can maximise valuable resources  
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In Assessing the Impact of the NGI, Mark Copley of Copley Scientific considers the next generation of pharmaceutical impactors, and their use in pulmonary drug delivery  
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Previously untapped potential in topical drug delivery is gradually being discovered. Dr Robert Harris at Penn Pharmaceutical Services Ltd predicts advances in the topical delivery of complex molecules, in It’s Skin Deep  
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Just a Drop can make all the difference in nasal spray analysis. Paul Kippax at Malvern Instruments looks into the creation of products which meet the necessary performance characteristics  
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Ilona Pawel at Jacobsen Pharma AS examines the usability of patient information leaflets, and the ways in which they can be evaluated, in The Readability Test  
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Formulations, Ingredients and Excipients
High Dose Controlled-Release Compositions, by Mark Hall at The Dow Chemical Company, asserts that hot melt extrusion is a feasible method to produce dosage forms containing high API loads and to enable exhibit-controlled release behaviour  
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Chlorine dioxide gas is proving its worth amongst other decontaminants, affirms Kevin Thomas at ClorDiSys in First Threshold  
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FLUID SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY
Pure Ultraviolet is proving to be a clear superior in the disinfection and dechlorination markets. Craig Howarth of Hanovia Limited investigates UV’s global use  
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Steve Willis at Ionpure has his ION the Prize as he expounds the benefits of continuous electrodeionisation for water purification  
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PACKING, PACKAGING & ANTI-COUNTERFEITING
Without a Trace, by Rafi Pilosoph at Image ID, examines the damage that counterfeit drugs cause to the supply chain, manufacturers and even consumers  
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Philip Payne at RSSL Pharma offers his advice on Countering the Counterfeits, unveiling worrying statistics about the use of counterfeit drugs worldwide, and how to combat this threat  
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The sheer number of solutions available to resist and prevent drugs counterfeiting can itself be counter-productive. Simon King at Domino Integrated Solutions Group advises that hybrid methods can be most effective at Fighting the Fakes  
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Packaging Protocol is influenced by an enormous variety of factors, including pricing pressures, consumer requirements and logistical challenges. Andreas Graf of Sigpack Systems analyses new developments  
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Rihaz Z Chughatta at Equity Packaging evaluates the advantages and logistics of outsourcing packaging, asking whether it is A Global Packaging Trend, or a sign of a more permanent state of affairs  
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The range of coding technologies is continuing to widen, but Malena Zubcov at Aegate considers the one authentication solution which works with any of these options, in Playing Safe with Patient Safety  
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COLD CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES & SHIPPING
Many pharma companies are anxious about relying on goods and service suppliers. In Keeping the Faith, John Taylor of the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority outlines the regulatory guidance that maintains credibility and quality  
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Jeff Leshuk at Sensitech explains The Degrees of Variation in temperature-controlled distribution, outlining the most effective options available  
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Logistical Change is fundamental if the supply chain arena is to help the clinical trial market develop, calculates Jonathan Gorman at Almac Group  
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Temperature-monitoring during transit has always been conducted using conventional dataloggers. Peter Jackson at Elpro proposes that new PDF Loggers are to be The Link in the Chain  
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Stephan Claparede and Cristina Ávalos Navarro at Kern Frio assess multiple innovations in thermal insulation and the distribution of temperature-sensitive products, in Industrial Technology  
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Reducing Risks in Cold Chain Management is vital in order to meet the increasingly stringent demands of the healthcare market, claim Mike Meakin and Jeroen Martens of DHL Exel Supply Chain  
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Cost-efficient shipment of temperature-sensitive products is developing, with new solutions continuously emerging. Robert Kayum at Kuehne+Nagel investigates, in Cool Runnings  
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MANUFACTURING & PROCESSING
Brian Holliday at Siemens describes how to achieve Complete Efficiency through manufacturing execution systems, which reduce costs and accelerate time-to-market  
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The powder processing arena is rapidly changing and operations such as vial filling appear to provide the ultimate solution. Tim Freeman of Freeman Technology assesses the situation, in Powder Power  
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Dispensing Solutions have a direct impact on everyone in the pharmaceutical industry, from manufacturers to distributors. Jay Whalen at Watson-Marlow Bredel Pumps takes us through the pumps that can eliminate downtime and accelerate operation  
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The best way to achieve manufacturing efficiency is to utilise Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Today, argues Andy Chandler at Lanner Group. Implementing a full simulation strategy will both reap savings and increase productivity  
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