A Workplace Revolution – The Digital Workplace in Life Sciences

Oct 10, 2017

The way life sciences organisations work and collaborate has changed drastically over the past decade or so. The new digital workplace is thriving and the industry is reaping the benefits that come from collaborative working. Elvis Paćelat of AMPLEXOR takes a look at the next stage of the workplace revolution, showcasing the potential of the new digital workplace for improving the way in which life sciences firms operate. ...

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Regulation of Controlled Drug Substances in SAARC Countries

Oct 10, 2017

The global illegal drug trade represents a multi-dimensional challenge that has implications in the international community. The South Asian region is the principal trafficking route for psychotropic drugs, as it is sandwiched between the Golden Triangle and Golden Crescent, the major global producers of psychotropic drugs. Sai Pranathi Meda Venkata, Balamuralidhara V and Mahalakshmy R of JSS College of Pharmacy give a preview of the contemporary state of the regulations pertaining to controlled drugs/substances in the South Asian Association of Regional Corporation (SAARC) countries with unique attention to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and India. ...

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Keeping Up with a Shifting Regulatory Landscape

Oct 10, 2017

Patient safety is at the forefront of considerations in the pharmaceutical industry, with high expectations from patients and care providers for quality in injectable medicines. Pharmaceutical companies and their packaging and delivery system providers should be ever-diligent in ensuring that quality and compliance are top priorities, but there must also be a balance that allows for appropriate cost management. In this article, Fran DeGrazio, Vice President of Scientific Affairs & Technical Services at West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc discusses how significant to patient safety is the production of high-quality packaging components and delivery systems. ...

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A Pharmacy’s Role in Antimicrobial Stewardship

Oct 10, 2017

Antimicrobial stewardship strategies form a vital filtration system for our healthcare system. Here, Adrian Pittock, Marketing Director of Valley Northern, explains the vital role that pharmacists play in promoting antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) to ensure the future of treatment for infection is sustainable. All pharmacists can play their part in slowing down emergence of antimicrobial resistance and conserving precious healthcare resources. ...

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Flanders: The Life Sciences Nucleus of Western Europe

Oct 10, 2017

Flanders, a region comprising the northern half of Belgium, might be small in surface area, but it’s home to one of the most vibrant life sciences ecosystems in the world. Flanders’ strategic location, vivid network of global life sciences players, excellent supportive incentives and talented workforce make it the place to be to thrive in any life sciences subsector, explains Mr De Smit, Economic and Commercial Counsellor for Flanders at the Embassy of Belgium in London. ...

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