RFID and Cold Chain Management

Dec 10, 2012

We would think new technologies in cold chain management would have made great progress in terms of automation in the last years, particularly with the evolution of temperature sensors using RFID communication, but somehow this has not been the case, at least in two of the industries that should benefit the most from it:  biotech and pharma. Alex Guillen at Escort Cold Chain Solutions SA looks into what happened, why it happened, and why we should believe that things would fortunately change.   [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/3-RFID-and-Cold-Chain-Management.pdf” type=”pdf”]RFID and Cold Chain Management[/prettyfilelink] ...

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Applications of LIMS to Stability Testing

Dec 10, 2012

Managing pharmaceutical stability testing can be very demanding, especially on small to medium-sized companies developing and producing OTC, generics and new Rx products. Some companies outsource the actual inventory management and testing requirements, but they are still required to track progress and report results as part of their QA or development process and will need to meet guidelines set by regulatory bodies such as the FDA and International Conference on Harmonization. John Boother at Autoscribe Ltd explains how Laboratory Information Management Systems provide a powerful way of managing and reporting the outcome of these studies. [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2-Applications-of-LIMS-to-Stability-Testing.pdf” type=”pdf”]Applications of LIMS to Stability Testing[/prettyfilelink] ...

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Things Pharmaceutical Supply Chain and Operations Directors Should Know, But Do Not

Dec 10, 2012

In considering supply chain operations in pharmaceuticals businesses, the naïve amongst us might assume that the answers to the basic questions are clear. How much inventory is enough?  What does it cost to make a tablet? Which plants are the most efficient producers? How much capacity do we have? How should we plan and organise how demand hits operations? What doesit cost to serve the customer? Dr John Harhen at Orbsen Consulting discusses that there is a fundamental lack of clarity to these most basic of questions.   [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/1-Things-Pharmaceutical-Supply-Chain-and-Operations-Directors-Should-Know-But-Do-Not.pdf” type=”pdf”]Things Pharmaceutical Supply Chain and Operations Directors Should Know, But Do Not[/prettyfilelink] ...

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