Regenerative Drugbased Cardiac Therapies

Feb 17, 2014

Myocardial infarction results from the interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart, causing heart cells to die. This is most due to coronary artery occlusion following the rupture of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. The resulting ischemia and ensuing oxygen shortage, if left untreated for a sufficient period of time, can cause infarction of heart muscle tissue. Dr. Roman Schenk Recardio why regenerative medicine holds the promise of functional restoration by replenishing cardiomyocytes and blood vessels, and therefore also has the potential for complete tissue repair. ...

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Multi-page Labels in Application for Pharmaceutical, Clinical Trial and Medical Device Manufacturers

Jan 8, 2014

Valued at $47 billion, the pharmaceutical packaging market is set to see accelerated growth and likely to reach around $85 billion by 2017. Stephen Moore at Fix-a-Form International Ltd explains that in an ever-changing industry of mergers, acquisitions and spending cut-backs, pharmaceutical manufacturers are constantly seeking ways to improve packaging efficiency and patient compliance whilst ensuring the integrity of the drug throughout the supply chain. ...

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Filling the Gap in Parenteral Packaging

Jan 8, 2014

The primary packaging market for parenteral formulations is dominated by a few established and well characterized containers.  Each container type has a number of benefits and drawbacks as further outlined in the following sections of this article. Ralf Künzi at Neopac, explains when overlying these pros and cons, a clear gap in parenteral packaging options becomes obvious. ...

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Kitting in Pharmaceuticals Packaging

Jan 8, 2014

As a result of the current economic situation and the incessant necessity to reduce costs and unify suppliers, over the last few years the pharmaceuticals industry has undergone an adaptation process. Nowadays, kitting is the order of the day. Pilar Peña at Nekicesa provides an overview of kitting and its offerings to the industry. ...

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