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Autumn 2018

   
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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

Randice Altschul, PMPS’s Industry Advisor, provides a breakdown of the articles within this issue and offers commentary on the contributions from our industry experts.
 
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REVIEW
PPMA Event Review

Inspiring the Industry

Take an inside look into the achievements of those within the industry with Processing and Packaging Machinery Association's event review.
 
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the end of the line
End of the Line

Packaging for Compliance

PMPS’s Industry Advisor, Randice Altschul, looks into how regulations can be adhered to as technology evolves in packaging to encourage patient compliance.
 
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Feature topics
Q&A: Encapsulation Technology

Recent Developments

PMPS spoke to Fernando Diez at ACG to get the latest on recent progression made across encapsulation technology, particularly hard capsule manufacturing.
 
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Selecting Heat Transfer Fluids

Thermal Fluid Selection

Dr Chris Wright at Global Heat Transfer outlines the different considerations to be made when selecting heat transfer fluids, emphasising that more must be thought about than just saving costs.
 
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Strategies for Reducing Risk

Clean Room Clean-Up

Going back to basics, Sue Springett at Teknomek details the ways in which clean room hygiene standards can be optimised in initial stages to improve on factors such as time and cost.
 
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Contamination-Free Automation

Robotic Resolutions

TM RoboticsNigel Smith examines contagion in a pharmaceutical environment and how robots can be utilised to ensure the highest quality clean room environment.
 
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Considering Light Systems

Brighter Futures

Zumtobel Group’s Graeme Shaw introduces the light as a service model and explains how efficient lighting can optimise the work environment.
 
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Improving Adherence
The Placebo Effect in Manufacturing

Unseen Ailments

Maintaining a strong and reputable position in one of the most competitive industries is essential for business. Aptean’s James Wood discusses how end-consumers can be protected through optimised manufacturing procedures.
 
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Enhancing Adherence with Smart Packaging

Connecting Medications

Smart technology is constantly improving to provide the highest quality service to clients. Mathias Held at Schreiner MediPharm demonstrates how connecting patients with their medications can improve adherence.
 
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Combatting Nonadherence

Managing Medication

Patients taking medicine incorrectly costs businesses both financially and in time. Oliver Pittock at Valley Northern looks into the ways medication adherence can be improved and how it can be enforced across the healthcare industry.
 
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Cargo handling
Cargo Handling Challenges in the Cold Chain

Encounters in Transportation

Patient safety is, of course, a priority for the pharmaceutical industry, but their protection can be compromised if the right measures are not put in place during cold chain shipping. Angela Kerr at SpotSee advises on the issue.
 
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Insourcing/outsourcing
Q&A: Increases in Outsourcing

Optimising Outsourcing

Jason Hibbs at Jet Environmental talks to PMPS about the advantages of outsourcing, as well as the challenges they present, and how best to overcome them while bearing in mind time to market.
 
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packaging and labelling for patients
Q&A: Post-Brexit Pharmacovigilance
 
Bracing for Brexit

Dr Jackie Roberts at Accord Healthcare talks to PMPS about the ways robust tactics can be implemented ahead of Brexit.
 
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Improving Packaging Presentation

Consumer Communication

Vicki Young at Nalla Design examines how packaging can lead patients to develop a preference when choosing between rival products and how companies can best influence purchasing decisions.
 
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innovative packaging
Mitigating Risk in Global Transportation

Cold Chain Compliance

Adam Tetz at Pelican BioThermal explores the ever-changing world of temperaturecontrolled packaging and discusses the latest developments in global transportation.
 
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Connected Devices

To Connect, or Not to Connect?

Team Consulting’s Charlotte Harris, Tom Etheridge, and Paul Greenhalgh address the benefits of connected devices and how they may be useful in tackling noncompliance.
 
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Biotechnology Packaging

Postponement Potential

As traditional methods make the changeover to allow for postponement packaging, Dexter Tjoa at Tjoapack expands on the benefits of these products in relation to biotechnology drugs.
 
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Selecting a Partner

Broadening Biologics

Victoria Morgan at West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc, highlights the considerations to be made when bringing a new product to market while remaining patient-centric.
 
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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