Developing Healthcare Facilities

Dec 17, 2014

If you are the operator of a nursing or care home, and you are considering commissioning the building of a new care or nursing home, or extending or refurbishing an existing building, you should consider taking advice on the terms of appointment of architects and other design consultants, as well as on the appropriate form of building contract. Andrew James of Harrison Clark Rickerbys provides information on a specialist construction unit whose members are very experienced in the procurement of healthcare facilities and resolving any issues which can arise out of them. ...

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ISO IDMP – Four Challenges in Preparing Organisations for the July 1, 2016 EMA Deadline

Dec 17, 2014

Most pharmaceutical companies face challenges in becoming compliant with the ISO IDMP standards. In this article, Rune Bergendorff, responsible for NNIT’s ISO IDMP services shares experience from NNIT’s IDMP work for a handful of pharmaceutical companies over the past two years, letting you in on the conclusions from the IDMP Experience Exchange Group where another handful of pharmaceutical companies shared their insights. ...

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How Much Data Should You Include in a Patent Application?

Dec 17, 2014

In the life sciences and chemistry fields it is important to be aware that a perceived lack of data in a patent application can have an impact on the eventual scope of protection available. Chris Bond of Forresters explains that is often necessary to decide how much data to include in a patent application in support of the claimed utility, for example, a biological activity; too much data there shows an effect at the edges of a broad claim; too little is likely to make the claim vulnerable to attack under inventive step. ...

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A Hard Pill to Swallow: Meeting the Needs of Modern Consumers

Dec 17, 2014

Confronted with the “patent cliff”, dwindling drug discovery success and a host of other challenges, pharmaceutical companies are being forced to reconsider how they can remain profitable. This includes looking to external experts to foster innovation and a move towards actively placing every need of the modern patient at the centre of their strategy. Dr Thomas Hein of Hermes Pharma analyses the results of a recent survey that revealed a number of clear trends, highlighting that approximately 50% of the population have difficulties swallowing tablets and capsules. ...

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Cost Savings for Healthcare Estates: Delivered through Improved Waste Management

Dec 17, 2014

You only have to read a newspaper or turn on the news to see how the NHS is struggling to meet the balance between demand for healthcare services and funding. Tony Mottram of GPT Waste provides this white paper as a reference tool for healthcare estates managers and finance directors to demonstrate the opportunities for cost savings through the implementation of effective, improved waste management strategies. It is based on a simple example, a new approach and the impact it has had on a healthcare organisation’s bottom line. ...

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