North Carolina Mutual and TraceLink Q&A: Understanding Saleable Returns and Verification

Dec 17, 2018

If you’re a wholesale distributor or manufacturer, November 2019 will introduce daunting operational changes with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Saleable Returns Verification requirement. The development and management of compliant solutions will require a collaborative approach between manufacturers and wholesalers. In this interview feature, Andrew Meyer at North Carolina Mutual and Dan Walles at TraceLink discuss how wholesalers are preparing for saleable returns and the serialisation and verification challenges faced by wholesale distributors and manufacturers alike. ...

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The Future of RIM: Where Next?

Dec 17, 2018

As growing regulatory scrutiny continues to turn up the pressure on life sciences companies to raise the quality and consistency of their regulatory data, how is this  influencing the way organisations manage it – and what will be their best bet for exploiting the transformation for the benefit of their own businesses? Romuald Braun at Amplexor gives his own assessment of where regulatory information management is heading. ...

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Future-proof Your Digital Assets or get Left Behind

Dec 17, 2018

Whether it’s building a relationship, maintaining compliance, enhancing productivity or tracking the success of an enterprise, today’s society has come to rely on digital systems and applications for just about every activity. In this article, Ben Saxton at Formpipe Life Science talks about the ability of technology to move us forward, and what happens to the digital information that we leave behind. ...

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Robotics for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Dec 17, 2018

Three Considerations for Robot Deployment in Pharma Production Pharmaceutical manufacturing’s roots can be traced back to the 15th century, where skilled practitioners worked tirelessly to create medicines in local apothecaries. Back then, processes were manual, requiring hours of labour to develop just one bottle of medicine. Unsurprisingly, today’s manufacturing practices are fast-paced in comparison. As pharmaceutical manufacturers invest in automation to increase production, Nigel Smith at TM Robotics explains three factors manufacturers need to consider before deploying robots in their facilities. ...

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In Various Ways, New Innovations Impact Healthcare Shipment Packaging and Logistics

Dec 17, 2018

With increasing demand for global, temperaturesensitive shipments for biopharma, samples, etc., it is becoming increasingly critical for organisations to develop even more robust supply chain solutions to help ensure product integrity. Susan Li at UPS looks at why temperature-sensitive packaging is even more vital, as drugs, vaccines and samples that have fallen out of optimal temperature range or aren’t packaged properly can become damaged, spoiled and altogether useless and even harmful. ...

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