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PPMA Event Preview

PPMA Show 2021 is going ahead as an in-person event in September. Find out what to expect and how to register for entry at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, or discover how to exhibit at the show.
 
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Cleanrooms and Sterilisation
Cleanrooms and Sterilisation

Developments and Considerations in Terminal Sterilisation

Ensuring that pharmaceutical products are sterilised in their final primary packaging is a huge challenge for the industry, and new solutions are being utilised to make this process seamless and reliable.
 
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Cleanrooms and Sterilisation

Quality and Compliance – Continuous Environmental Monitoring

The drive for continuous environmental monitoring is being forced by latest revisions to GMP, and the transition to this method can have lasting benefits.
 
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Cleanrooms and Sterilisation

Considerations for Effective Cleaning-in-Place Systems

Pre-rinsing, the use of detergent, and new methods of disinfection are just some of the processes needed for efficient cleaning-in-place in pharma manufacturing.
 
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Cleanrooms and Sterilisation

Single-Use or Stainless Steel Separators

The biopharma separator industry has two main options when it comes to its solutions. Singleuse options provide convenience, but what can stainless steel offer to this process?
 
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Cleanrooms and Sterilisation

Future-Proofing Pharma Manufacturing

COVID-19 has encouraged better working practices in pharma manufacturing and pushed technologies, such as ultraviolet spotlights that kill or deactivate pathogens that lie on surfaces, to the fore.
 
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Plastic vs Stainless Steel – The Great Centrifuge Debate

Contrasting the merits of plastic or stainless steel centrifuges for biopharmaceutical manufacturers involves environmental concerns, convenience, and lysis – where cultures cannot be reused.
 
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Cleanrooms and Sterilisation

Minimising Contamination in Pharma Cleanrooms

Cleanrooms are essential to reduce possible contaminations from outside, and this Q&A runs through how to manage a safe facility.
 
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Cleanrooms and Sterilisation

Building Fit-for-Purpose Life Science Infrastructure

Cleanroom environments that can offer both consistency in the creation of pharmaceutical products and compliance amid changing regulations are paramount to the UK’s success in this sector.
 
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Industry 4.0 Technologies
Industry 4.0 Technologies

Heralding the New Outcome-Focused Production Line

The development of mobile app-based software has been accelerated due to demands placed on production in the wake of COVID-19, and it may just be the beginning of a transformation.
 
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Industry 4.0 Technologies

Mitigating Compressed Air Risks in Pharma Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 technologies are being used to improve energy usage and cut costs, and compressed air is just one of the areas that the evolution is being seen.
 
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Getting Maintenance Just Right

Resource planning and predictive software can encourage the pharma industry to improve and evaluate its maintenance routines.
 
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Air Cargo in Pharma
Air Cargo in Pharma

Ensuring a Reliable Cold Chain During a Pandemic

The spotlight was on the cold chain as sub-zero vaccines were demanded across the world, and the use of preighters – passengers freighters – was instrumental in the collaborative effort.
 
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Air Cargo in Pharma

Big Change in the Cold Chain

Amid the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, air cargo has been forced to quickly find effective solutions to keep the cold chain going, no matter what country or climate it faces.
 
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Coding and Labelling
Coding and Labelling

Roundtable: Vial Labelling and Packaging

PMPS gathered the thoughts of four leading industry professionals to discuss the current challenges and developments in the world of vial labelling and packaging.
 
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Coding and Labelling

Beyond Compliance: Four Steps to Best Utilise Digital Pharma Inventories

Aggregation is just one of the methods that pharma can use to improve traceability, and abide by evolving regulations.
 
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Parenteral Technology Supplement
Parenteral Technology Supplement

Welcome to the Parenteral Technology Supplement with PDA

Falk Klar PhD, Vice President at PDA Europe, discusses the challenges that COVID-19 has cast on the annual PDA Conference, and what to expect from this installment.
 
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Parenteral Technology Supplement

Supporting Parenteral Product Development

Each stage of product development for medical devices poses questions to the planning, design, and manufacturing teams, forcing collaboration between them and CROs.
 
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Leading the Horse to Water – A System Design Approach to Onboarding

All medical devices need to consider the end user, and onboarding mobile applications can ensure that patients fully understand the device when they receive it.
 
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Parenteral Technology Supplement

Supporting Patient Safety in Acute Care Settings

When time is of the essence, labelling can be vital for life-saving medicines. New labelling solutions utilising RFID and NFC can help to reduce hospital and medication errors.
 
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Encompassing Evolution and Future Perspectives

Collaboration between parenteral packaging producers and pharmaceutical companies is needed to ensure that products are kept safe and ensure quality until delivery.
 
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Parenteral Technology Supplement

The Future of Auto-Injectors

Patients with chronic health conditions rely on auto-injectors to help them take their medicines, and smart features could be vital to ensure safe and regular administration.
 
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Parenteral Technology Supplement

Prototyping: Bringing Device Ideas to Life

3D printing capabilities and computer numerical control machines are paving the way for better, more intuitive prototypes that can provide insight into patient usage.
 
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Parenteral Technology Supplement

PDA Event Preview 2021

Discover what, when, and where to catch all of the sessions from the 2021 PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices Conference, and what exhibitions to look out for.
 
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines completes a series of charter flights with packaging machines for COVID-19 associated items

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group and one of the leaders in air transportations for the healthcare sector, has accomplished five Boeing 747F charter flights with packaging machines for COVID-19 associated materials from Frankfurt (Germany) to Atlanta (USA).
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