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.
X-Ray systems are becoming increasingly valued by the pharmaceutical industry as an indispensable
means of non-destructive testing; Martin Allen of Shaw Inspection Systems takes a closer look
The automated CheckWeighing system for dry powder inhalers supports
the quality assurance process, outlines James Aitken of Aitken Scientific
Elisabethann Wright of Hogan & Hartson Brussels consider the European Commision’s attempts
to strengthen the legal framework for regulating medical devices in Europe
Tom Roche at FM Global assesses how a single incident in one country
can have a disastrous impact on the entire global economy
Frances L DeGrazio at West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc, outlines the procedures involved
and the importance of thorough testing in the leachables and extractables field
Stephen Grant at ANSYS discusses how computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
enable a fast and cost-effective evaluation of new drug delivery systems and formulations
Douglas Custato at Helvoet Pharma outlines the options pharma companies
will be presented with when choosing the ideal elastomeric closure
Andy Wallace at Comark Ltd encourages investment in wireless monitoring
systems – a key tool for those looking to expand into emerging markets
Formulations, Ingredients and Excipients
Many active pharmaceutical ingredients are unstable and subject to degradation.
The role of excipients is therefore being viewed as progressively more
important. Nigel A Langley and Karen H Chen at Croda Inc (USA) explain how.
Dr Robert Hardy of Aesica explains to PMPS that exceptional service and a well-balanced
business model is key in providing contract services to the outsourcing industry
IT and Logistics
Guido Moosmann of Schreiner MediPharm explores the latest
innovative technologies for clinical trial supply management
PACKING, PACKAGING & ANTI-COUNTERFEITING
John Haworth at Ditone Labels looks at how
the pharma packaging industry has responded
to the needs of the blind community
Nicole Golomb at 3S Simons Security Systems GmbH takes us through
the various options available to avoid the counterfeit risk
Low and microdose powder filling in the pharmaceutical industry has traditionally been
a challenging process. However, new developments are on the way, as Robin Davies of Isopak Ltd explains
Robert Kayum at Kuehne + Nagel explores today’s climate for temperature-sensitive logistics,
and the developments in solutions that can transform the role they play in the pharma industry
Chief Technical Officer at Juniper Pharma Services
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News and Press Releases
Aptar Stelmi launch PremiumCoat™ coated stoppers for sensitive and high-value injectables
Aptar Stelmi, the industry’s trusted global partner, announces a new addition to its broad portfolio of products with the introduction of a novel range of coated stoppers called PremiumCoat™, designed for the protection of sensitive and high-value drugs, including biopharmaceuticals.
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The Promise and Challenge of Adaptive Design in Oncology Trials
Clinical oncology trials are more complex and time consuming than those
in any other therapeutic area and failure rates are frustratingly high.
Given the urgent need for new oncologic therapies, sponsors are eager to
find more effective ways to conduct clinical research.
Incorporating adaptive design methodologies into clinical trials can
reduce costs and enhance efficiency while maintaining trial integrity.
They can also reduce the number of patients on placebo and
sub-therapeutic doses. In light of this promise, regulatory bodies have
created guidelines supportive of adaptive design. More info >>