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Spring 2019

   
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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

Randice Altschul delves into some of the expert-led articles within this spring issue of PMPS, including operational efficiency, digitising the supply chain, and how investing in cleanrooms is something companies cannot afford to get wrong.
 
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Anti-Counterfeiting and Serialisation
Implementing Global Standards to Ensure End-to-End GDP Compliance

The Impact of Falsified Medicines

With the arrival of the Falsified Medicines Directive, the impact of this upon pharmaceutical manufacturers should be understood. GS1 UK’s Neil Piper runs through how end-to-end supply chain enhancement can guarantee the authenticity and traceability of medicines.
 
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Using Blockchain to Combat Fake Medicine

Pharmaceutical Fraud

Karim Jawhary at Unisys presents the benefits of using blockchain to combat anti-counterfeiting within the pharmaceutical supply chain. However, the unique set of challenges that come with this must not be missed, following several blockchain hacks over recent years.
 
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Feature topics
Unique Device Identification

Making Your Mark

All companies are required to have unique device identification on medical device packages. Videojet Technologies’ Thierry Protas discusses the benefits of coding and marking in ensuring patient safety.
 
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Late-Stage Packaging

Easing Late-Stage Customisation in Pharmaceutical Logistics

The pressure from serialisation legislation on pharmaceutical manufacturers to maintain accurate information on labels is increasing as they look to implement a tamper-evident, flexible solution, states Arndt Neues at Omron.
 
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New Packaging Resolutions

An Ageing Issue

In pharmaceutical packaging, a plethora of requirements need to be met to ensure compliance. Solutions can meet both child-resistant and elderly friendly necessities, demonstrates Dr Brad Fain at Intuitive Design Applied Research Institute.
 
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The Rise of Small High-Barrier Tubes

Maintaining Security and Sterility

Martina Christiansen at Hoffmann Neopac describes how compliance, user-friendliness, and protection through simplicity are behind the growing demand for small, high-barrier tubes.
 
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Saleable Returns Verification

The Importance of Product Master Data

In just a few months, wholesaler distributors will need to implement requirements that are about to be introduced. TraceLink’s Dan Walles highlights how current methods of exchanging product master data information must be re-examined.
 
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A Data-Led Approach to Pharma Production and Future Planning

Digitising the Chain

The pharmaceutical industry is constantly changing due to digital revolutions. Rod Schregardus at Access Group analyses the roles automation and data insights in particular play in production, warehousing, and distribution.

 
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In Brief

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

PMPS’s Industry Advisor, Randice Altschul, contributes an exclusive feature article on her matchmaking tool idea and how this can benefit various stakeholders within the industry.
 
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Manufacturing Genetics
Enhancing the Safe Delivery of Medicine with Next-Generation Blister Packs

Finding the Right Solution

With ever-changing healthcare requirements, Honeywell’s Kori Anderson explains how the right packaging resolution can potentially drive operational efficiency and reduce time to market, as well as material, storage, and transport costs.
 
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Clinical Trial Logistics
Medical Device Development and Commercialisation

Using Short-Run Manufacturing to Solve Design Transfer Challenges

Carl Pullen and Wade Tipton at Cambridge Design Partnership advise on how incorporating short-run manufacturing into product development can assist in overcoming the various challenges that are met within the medical device industry, as well as bringing forward time to market and saving money.
 
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Real-Time Monitoring Benefits in Clinical Trials

Building Better Logistics

Digitalising the logistics chain through real-time monitoring is central to developing and maintaining a more secure system. Dirk Wilke at Sensire explores how this can prevent temperature excursion and other environmental harm from damaging medications.
 
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The Challenges of Cell and Gene Logistics

A Safer Journey

As life-changing therapies are delivered through the evolving cell and gene sector, optimising supply chain logistics to ensure safe and effective transportation of products is critical to success, states Biocair’s Christopher Good.
 
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Optimising Label Recall Processes

Automation: The Definition of Common Sense

Risks can be reduced and prices lowered by considering automated solutions as the answer to costly errors and product recalls caused by outdated manual labelling processes, among other factors, says Craig Jones at PRISYM ID.
 
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Collaboration Challenges
Improving Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Collaboration

The Case for Blockchain Technology

Jason Lacombe at Veratrak examines the road to collaboration success through digitising supply chains and implementing blockchain technology to allow for safer record keeping, despite being overlooked by pharmaceutical companies.
 
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Cleanrooms and Sterilisation
‘Playing it Safe’ May Be Reducing the Life of Cleanrooms

A Toxic Conversation

The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency regulations outline how to keep environments clean and safe to ensure compliance. Sue Springett at Teknomek takes a look at how best to tackle this and avoid overspecifying on sterilisation.
 
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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News and Press Releases

CPI to showcase results from BioStreamline project developing novel biotherapeutics

CPI, a UK-based technology innovation centre and a founding member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, announced today that it will host an event in Darlington, UK on 26 June 2019 to disseminate the results of the £11.2M BioStreamline project to optimise the development of novel therapeutics. During the event, the project partners — Lonza Biologics, UCB Celltech, Sphere Fluidics, Horizon Discovery Group plc (Horizon), Alcyomics Ltd and CPI — will showcase the results and discuss the potential impact on overcoming some of the most significant shortcomings of the biologics supply chain.
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White Papers

Blockbuster Drugs Need Blockbuster Components

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Many of the world’s blockbuster drugs are now delivered via a prefilled syringe system or auto-injector. To ensure patient safety, pharmaceutical manufacturers need high-quality components that feature reduced particulates and ensure consistency of delivery while fitting the changing needs of higher-volume delivery systems.
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Industry Events

The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices

22-23 October 2019, The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Gothia Towers Hotel

PDA’s Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices has become the must-attend meeting for everyone working in the field, and is now the world’s largest conference on this subject
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