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Issue 17.6

Demand for high potent active pharmaceutical ingredients is driving the need for high potency handling capabilities. Here, Mike Avraam, global product manager for ChargePoint PharmaSafe, ChargePoint Technology, discusses this growing sector in detail Read more

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In this article Vasiliki Nikolaou and David M. Haddleton from Medherant, The Venture Centre University of Warwick Science Park, detail transdermal drug delivery, a non-invasive option that has the potential to improve patient adherence. Read more

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Soft gels have seen huge growth in the pharmaceutical industry in recent years thanks to versatility and convenience, here, Pierre-Albert Thomas, Rousselot, discusses this trend and how soft gels can benefit the sector Read more

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Joachim Koerner, director e-Device, R&D Prescription Division, Aptar Pharma, discusses intranasal drug delivery and how an integrated electronic lockout device can assist with patient adherence and help prevent drug misuse. Read more

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Here, Fran DeGrazio, vice president of Scientific Affairs & Technical Services at West Pharmaceutical Services, runs through key considerations and how specific designs can help with patient adherence. Read more

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Here, Michael Merges, Catalent Biologics, and Brian Fahie, Biogen, discuss the growing need for partners who can provide niche technologies to accelerate development projects. Read more

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In this article Robert L. Moore, PhD, from Cryoport Services discusses the key considerations of manufacturing biologics in a commercial environment and the benefits of intelligent logistics. Read more

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In this article Steve Lam, senior vice president and head of biologics, Patheon, looks at which choice is best when developing a biomanufacturing strategy. Read more

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A new life sciences survey has revealed near-universal agreement across the industry that clinical systems and processes must be streamlined to improve study speed and quality. Here, Rik Van Mol tells us more… Read more

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In this article, François Feig, head of Global General Medicine and Endocrinology, Merck, explores technological advancements in healthcare and how they can be used to improve patients’ lives. Read more

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Digital health is a major trend topic in pharma with many companies investing in the field and looking at ways the tech can be utilised. In this Q&A, Norbert Haberland speaks about how Datwyler is taking on the challenges of this advancing field Read more

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We talk to Rupert Taylor, global category manager — Healthcare & Personal Care, about the importance of patient adherence and the various design features that help make packaging safe, simple and specialised. Read more

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Head of operations at Sharp Clinical Services, Dave Wilson, reveals how automating packaging lines can benefit clinical trial supply and what should be considered before introducing new technology. Read more

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AMPLEXOR’s Romuald Braun explores the potential to make label management a less superficial activity. Read more

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Ampoules are a traditional type of primary packaging for pharmaceutical drugs that offer a good choice for emerging markets. Here, Lothar Haaf and Dr Volker Rekowski discuss the benefits of this product. Read more

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Packaging technology has undoubtedly progressed, but, it is unclear as to whether this is paralleled in creating a suitable level of child resistance. Here, Richard Quelch discusses some of the key aspects of making medicine packaging child resistant Read more

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As temperature-control requirements to maintain a pharma compound’s stability are constantly evolving, innovation in packaging is increasingly playing a vital role in global cold chain logistics. Paul Terry, Peli BioThermal, tells us more Read more

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This diary entry from R&D software provider, IDBS, looks at how individuals, laboratories and external collaborators can make their work more accurate with the help of cloud-based software. Read more

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Here, I Holland details how dwell time impacts tablet manufacturing and reveals the new technology that may help with the production process. Read more

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Neil Pullman, principal architect at, Boulting Environmental Services, explores the differences between BIM Levels, their benefits and what it means for the pharmaceutical sector. Read more

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