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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Get Ownership of your IP Right; Otherwise it can Turn into a Nightmare!

Oct 1, 2014

When filing a patent application, there are lots of things to consider. Most of the attention is directed towards getting the disclosure of the invention right and ensuring that you have adequately covered your commercial product/concept to prevent your competitors from entering the market space. Jenny Donald of Forresters warns that too often, little thought is given to who actually owns the invention. And if you get this wrong, it can be incredibly difficult to rectify the situation at a later stage. ...

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Global Tracking Regulations Present Challenges and Benefits

Oct 1, 2014

Lars Hoejberg of NNIT looks into serialisation, the foundation of any tracking system. Drug makers are facing an ever-increasing challenge as more countries implement serialisation and tracking regulations and set compliance deadlines, in an effort to ensure the safety and quality of prescription drugs being sold within their borders. Complying with regulations coming into effect will be a demanding task due to a lack of global harmonisation. ...

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Funding Options for R&D in the Life Sciences Sector

Oct 1, 2014

Typically, funding for R&D and business growth has been hard to secure over previous years due to the financial crisis. However, now that the financial uncertainty is passing, there is a definite sense of increased confidence in the economy with funding options returning and becoming more readily available and accessible to life sciences businesses. Nigel Greenaway and Laura Herdman of Greenaway Scott discuss the various funding options available and the positive impacts and initiatives these bring to businesses in the life sciences industry. ...

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