How can Pharma Develop Paedriatic Medicine?

Feb 11, 2015

In the evolving healthcare landscape, the key of patient engagement, education and empowerment are only just starting to be scrutinised in paediatric medicine. Dr Kate Hersob, UK CEO and Co-Founder of Medikidz discusses the many as-yet unexplored opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry to become established leaders in driving innovation in these areas. With a history of industry is ideally placed to support healthcare professionals with new initiatives to provide engaging and appropriate educational tool for use with young patients. ...

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Smart Pills for Oral Drug Delivery

Oct 1, 2014

It seems that there are smart products of one sort or another everywhere we look, with new devices and models constantly being introduced. A smart pill is an ingestible capsule with miniaturised micro-electronics and may be used in a wide range of applications from use as a smart tool in drug development to a key element in a smart connected care environment. Jeff Shimizu of Medimetrics explainsthat this emerging technology presents significant opportunity for the pharma industry to exploit modern digital innovations and take a lead position in the future of healthcare. ...

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Improving Study Design in Diabetes Drug Development using Predictive Analytics

Oct 1, 2014

Diabetes mellitus is a serious disease that arguably has reached global epidemic proportions. In their paper, Denise F. Messer, Claudia De Oliveira, Xiaoqiang Xue, Rick Turner and Erica Caveney of Quintiles scrutinisehow predictive analytics can facilitate more efficient study designs in development programmes for new antidiabetic drugs for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), with a brief recap of the essentials of the FDA and EMA guidelines and an account of how the drug development landscape has changed within the last decade or so. ...

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Device Design is Driving Innovation

Oct 1, 2014

Devices are playing an increasingly important role in medicine. Medical devices offer innovative examination and treatment options and drug delivery devices permit precise, customised and intelligent therapies. New drugs with innovative active ingredients are being launched in conjunction with equally innovative delivery devices, andPeter Wallrabe of Gerresheimer Medical Plastic Systems tells us why the development of innovative drugs goes hand-in-hand with the development of equally innovative drug delivery devices that guarantee stability, optimise bioavailability and ensure the necessary precision of dosage. ...

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