Taking the Heat Out of the Cold Chain – How Passive Packaging is Solving the Cost-compliance Conundrum

Sep 24, 2018

Clive Bryant and Richard Wood of Softbox examine market research analyses, which fore-cast that spend on global cold chain logistics will continue to rise between now and 2025, with increases of around 15% being predicted. While key growth markets like China and India are the engine that’s driving much of this rapid development, there is increased demand for pharmaceutical products in many new and emerging markets, as well as for perishable food products in the booming middle classes, where disposable incomes are rising. ...

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Key Challenges in API Characterisation and its Impacts

Sep 24, 2018

The cost of bringing a new drug to the market has soared to over $2 billion. This results from drug development activities that are long, arduous, and costly, with complex modality and a high degree of uncertainty. Tilak Chandrasekaran B.Pharm, MBA, and Lester Taylor Ph.D, conclude that this is partly due to insufficient knowledge regarding the mechanism of disease, process understanding, and keeping up with regulatory pressure to deliver drugs that are safe, efficacious, and of high quality. ...

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Smart Monitoring and Verification for Containment Strategies

Sep 24, 2018

The pharma manufacturing industry is seeing a surge in demand for high-potency active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) fuelled by growth in the biopharma sector and the oncological and immune-suppressant fields. Michael Avraam, ChargePoint Technology, explores drug manufacturers’ need to develop increasingly innovative containment strategies as a result, in order to meet the high-potency handling requirements. As these containment strategies evolve, so too does the role of containment verification and monitoring technology. ...

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Flexibility – A New Horizon?

Sep 24, 2018

One of the popular terms in pharmaceutical manufacturing is flexibility. This is not a traditional core competence of the pharmaceutical industry, where regulatory requirements and regulatory compliance have been easy excuses for slow changes or no changes. Gert Moelgaard, Novo Nordisk and NNE, looks at the need for pharmaceutical companies to show willingness to change and demonstrate manufacturing, networks and partnerships that point to the next generation of pharmaceutical manufacturing. ...

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Multi-tip Tooling – Is it the Answer to Modern Tablet Production?

Sep 24, 2018

With the world’s population growing due, in part, to advancements in medicine, pharmaceutical solid dose manufacturers are under continual pressure to provide tablets quickly, and in larger numbers. With the added challenge of global competition, it is important for producers to get the product to market rapidly. Steve Osborn, I Holland, looks at turning to innovative production techniques, with the use of multi-tips being one of the most prevalent solutions. ...

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