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EU GDP Guidelines: Implications for Shipping Clinical Materials into the European Market

PCI Pharma Services

Recently, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) opened an investigation into a patient complaint of mold on paracetamol (acetaminophen) tablets (1). It discovered the product was shipped by sea from India to multiple companies in the UK at temperatures reaching up to 60 degrees Celsius. Labeling for paracetamol tablets typically states they should be kept below 30 degrees Celsius. In addition, MHRA discovered the humidity levels exceeded 80 percent during shipping, which is too high for the packaging that was used.

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EU GDP Guidelines: Implications for Shipping Clinical Materials into the European Market

Six Strategies to Stretch Your Limited Drug Supply for Clinical Studies

PCI Pharma Services

Bringing a new drug to market can be a heavy financial burden on any pharmaceutical company. It has become even more burdensome over the last several years as the industry pushes the boundaries of innovation. This is because newer, often more-complex therapies not only increase risk in drug development but also drive costs even higher. A recent analysis of the investment needed to develop a new prescription medicine shows the total cost can be as high as $2.6 billion (1). That number becomes even more staggering when you consider the fact that only about 12 percent of drug candidates that make it to Phase I testing are eventually approved by the FDA (2). The investment companies lose as a result may be too devastating to their bottom line to ever recover.

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Six Strategies to Stretch Your Limited Drug Supply for Clinical Studies

Another Successful Visit Against the Odds

Medical Research Network (MRN) Limited

Our dedicated team of nurses, couriers and project managers deliver, come rain or shine. Making sure a Clinical Trial visit can go ahead in the home can be a complex process, and last month bad weather nearly stopped play on an important Home Trial Support visit. Thanks to the commitment and dedication from the entire team it went ahead against the odds.

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Clinical Trial-Specific Travel Programs as a Patient Retention Tool

For many patients, participating in a clinical trial is a major endeavor. Depending on the protocol requirements, study visits can be exhausting. There are a number of reasons why a patient may choose to participate in a trial only to drop out. Conversely, there are several approaches to proactively try to prevent this from happening. There are various methods professionals implement for patient retention. This white paper explores patient travel services as one patient retention strategy.

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Clinical Trial-Specific Travel Programs as a Patient Retention Tool

The Rare Disease Patients Experience

When planning a clinical trial for a rare disease, it is important to have a holistic understanding of your patient population. You want to be aware of where your patients are coming from, and what it is like to walk in their shoes. These patients need your trial just as much as you need them; even from the earliest stages, conceptualize your rare disease trial as an altruistic relationship between the patient population and your study.

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Backward Thinking

Development of a generic equivalent to a current marketed pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI) product brings immense challenges. Thorough analysis is critical to gain a comprehensive understanding of the physical attributes and pharmaceutical performance of the reference marketed product. Many factors need to be assessed, understood and combined in order to successfully develop a generic pMDI which will meet the regulatory and quality requirements as an equivalent product in the anticipated target market.

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Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S signs distribution agreement with DKSH for twelve countries in Asia Pacific.

Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S

Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S and DKSH, have partnered to provide high-quality cGMP quaternary ammonium compounds in twelve countries across Asia Pacific.

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RSSL introduces same-day mycoplasma testing service in UK

RSSL

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), a leading provider of scientific and technical solutions to the global biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical sectors, has introduced the United Kingdom’s first same-day mycoplasma testing service for manufacturers of biologic medicines.

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Backward Thinking: The Reverse Engineering of A Pressurized Metered Dose Inhaler

Development of a generic equivalent to a current marketed pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI) product brings immense challenges. Thorough analysis is critical to gain a comprehensive understanding of the physical attributes and pharmaceutical performance of the reference marketed product. Many factors need to be assessed, understood and combined in order to successfully develop a generic pMDI which will meet the regulatory and quality requirements as an equivalent product in the anticipated target market. Significant information about the reference marketed product can be obtained from a thorough review of published literature, specifically the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) and Patient Information Leaflet (PIL). Additionally, baselining the reference marketed product for pharmaceutical performance offers a working target specification for in-vitro correlation. It will ensure the smoothest possible path to commercialization and maximize return on investment. In addition, baselining of the reference marketed product is done to understand batch-to-batch variability and product performance over the stated shelf life to establish targets for critical quality attributes (CQAs), which can be applied to the generic equivalent pMDI.

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Backward Thinking: The Reverse Engineering of A Pressurized Metered Dose Inhaler

Streamlining patient recruitment using EHR data

The field of (bio)pharmaceutical research is booming. Increasingly more innovative therapeutics are being developed with the ability to drastically improve the quality of life of millions of patients around the world. Rigorously testing each of these candidate drugs for their safety and efficacy is an essential part of the development process. As the number of clinical trials steadily increases, the search for patients who present a specific medical profile and are willing to participate intensifies.

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Turkish Cargo maintains its dual-terminal operations seamlessly

Completing the gradual transition process to Istanbul Airport, one of the largest airports of the world, the global air cargo brand Turkish Cargo maintains its dual-terminal operations with full capacity on 7/24 basis without any sales restriction.
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Bio/Pharmaceutical Methods: Do your Analytical Methods Hold Up to Regulatory Scrutiny?

Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing

As FDA guidelines evolve and drug products on the market begin to age, bio/pharmaceutical manufacturers face scrutiny of the original methods used to support these products. Therefore, manufacturers must re-evaluate these methods to ensure they comply with current FDA expectations. Some manufacturers are even facing consent decrees imposed by the agency requiring them to bring methods up to current standards within a specified timeframe. This exercise requires significant amounts of time and resources, which many manufacturers do not have since they are focused on getting their next products to market. For that reason, some clients have been turning to Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories for support.
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Industry Events

12th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

23-26 March 2020, Vienna, Austria

In continuation of the very successful scientific meetings in Budapest, Paris, Berlin, Florence, Geneva, Barcelona, Malta, Istanbul, Lisbon, Glasgow and Granada, the 12th PBP World will be held in Vienna from 23 – 26 March 2020. This every two year held conference has gained an ever increasing impact among the pharmaceutical scientists: With up to 1000 submitted abstracts and about 1300 participants it has become a well-established major meeting, attracting scientists from all over the world.
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