Why the Pharmaceutical Industry Should be more Worried about Workarounds

Sep 24, 2018

The pharmaceutical industry needs to ask itself a big question: could the placebo effect be covering up a medical crisis that the developed world is yet to see the full extent of? As pharmaceutical companies aim to cut their production costs, James Wood at Aptean looks at how they can still make product quality their number one priority. ...

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Reliable Protection Against Toxic Dusts and Full Explosion Safety with TRM Filter Dedusting Systems

Sep 24, 2018

Dr Thomas J. Schwalbe from TRM Filter examines how the dedusting of plants and processes in the pharmaceutical industry has particularly exacting requirements: maximum filtration performance protects against dust residue, and filter systems and their handling are usually subject to dust-tight containment. Systematic protection against process material leakage is achieved using tested and expert-approved, effective design solutions for explosion protection which enable reliable dedusting, even of highlypotent active ingredients (HPAPIs). ...

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The Product Load Effect: How the Thermal Properties of your Product Affect Package Performance

Sep 24, 2018

With cold chain packaging design, much attention is focused on insulation and refrigerants as the primary tools in our toolbox. We creatively endeavour to balance resistance and heat capacity to keep a desired volume within acceptable temperature limits, using tricks of the trade (thermal breaks, free convection, phase change, etc) to meet even the most challenging requirements. Jerry Ferracamo, Inmark Packaging examines thermal design and system performance. ...

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A Sticky Situation: Will Your Labels Comply with EU MDR?

Sep 24, 2018

New EU regulation for medical devices will have major implications for the labelling operations of every manufacturer that trades in the EU. EU MDR, which began a five-year pre implementation period in May 2017, will be fully adopted in 2022. However, the first major milestone – the introduction of an EU Database for Medical Devices (EUDAMED) – is on track to launch in 2020. Mark Cusworth, PRISYM ID looks at labelling challenges wrapped up in the regulation. ...

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The Blockchain-protected Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Revolution

Sep 24, 2018

Global pharmaceutical serialisation mandates are largely driven by the need for a protected supply chain, meaning no counterfeit product enters the supply chain, and no legitimate product is diverted from its intended destination. Steve Tallant of Systech identifies other intended benefits, such as expedited recall facilitation, better supply chain visibility and enhanced product tracking, discussing private and public Blockchain-based networks. ...

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