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Winter 2018

   
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Industry Insight 
Industry Insight

In her first edition as PMPS Industry Advisor, Randice Altschul examines the articles within this instalment, providing comment on their contribution to the industry.
 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics
Q&A: Temperature-Controlled Logistics

Cool Cargo

Qatar Airways’ Guillaume Halleux
offered PMPS his tips on the best ways to overcome challenges associated with temperatureand time-sensitive products.
 
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Formulations, Ingredients and Excipients
Tool Coatings in Tablet Production

Protective Properties


Corrosion, wear, and sticking issues can be avoided by implementing correct punch and die coatings, claims Rob Blanchard at I Holland, thereby limiting potential production delays.
 
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Future Capsule Challenges

The Right Excipient

Dr Bjorn Vergauwen
at Rousselot emphasises that carefully considering excipient selection is critical to ensure optimum performance and functionality.
 
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MANUFACTURING
Tablet Manufacturing Challenges

Sticking and Picking


Sticking and picking is a large hurdle when manufacturing tablets. Natoli Scientific’s Dr Charles N Kettler recommends consulting a tooling vendor early.
 
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INHALATION
Q&A: Respiratory Devices

Hailing Technology


Dr Philip Kuehl at Lovelace Biomedical discusses the different types of inhalation devices, the progress that has been made, and the foreseeable future advancements.
 
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Previews
Event Preview

A Warm Welcome to FlyPharma Asia


Rafik H Bishara, PhD, FlyPharma Chair and Technical Advisor, outlines the top reasons not to miss FlyPharma Asia, which will be held on 5-6 March in Hong Kong.
 
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Event Preview

A Breathtaking Event

Respiratory Drug Delivery
returns on 22-26 April this year and will take place at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona, US.
 
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PARENTERALS
Spotlight

SCHOTT’S iQTM Platform

SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems
describes their available products for parenteral packaging, paying particular attention to their iQTM platform.
 
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PACKING & PACKAGING
Filling and Closing Technology

Every Drop Counts


Matthias Poslovski at Optima Pharma discusses the best solutions to improve efficacy and cut costs when filling and closing pharmaceuticals containing biological microorganisms.
 
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the end of the line
End of the Line

The Valley of Death


Randice Altschul, PMPS’s Industry Advisor, looks at the obstacles a company may face when bringing a drug to market.
 
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Supply Chain
Generating Unique Serial Numbers

Uncommon Codes

Pavel Lotkov at Adents suggests that guaranteeing unique serial numbers and secure connectivity throughout the supply chain is difficult, but the right systems and management can help.
 
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GDP Compliance in the UK

Stamp of Approval

Amy Shortman
and Henry Moran at ASC Associates survey the best practices that logistics companies can adopt to provide successful transportation from beginning to end.

 
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EU Directive Challenges

Safeguarding Supplies


The new EU regulations will lower the possibility of fake medications entering the supply chain. However, as Schreiner MediPharm’s Dr Nadine Lampka and Arne Rehm state, companies need to do more to eradicate counterfeiting.
 
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Serialisation in Labels

Digital Transformation


As serialisation takes hold of the supply chain, now is the time to shift into digital manufacturing operations, says NiceLabel’s Ken Moir.
 
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INHALATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPLEMENT
Orally Inhaled Products

Demonstrating Bioequivalence

Mark Copley
and Anna Sipitanou at Copley Scientific survey the challenges of bioequivalence occurring in locally acting drugs, such as orally inhaled products.
 
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Foreword

Open, Inhale, Close

In this special supplement, Richard Dalby and Joanne Peart, who co-organise Respiratory Drug Delivery 2018 with colleagues at Virginia Commonwealth University, offer insight into getting the most out of attending the event’s meetings by drawing inspiration from a well-known instruction to patients
 
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Spotlight

Dose Counters & Indicators: A Real Patient Need

H&T Presspart
emphasise the regulation and monitoring of chronic lung disorders, highlighting systems they have available for these conditions.
 
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Industrialisation of Medicinal Products

Design and Development

Team Consulting’s Brennan Miles
and Nick Salt analyse the obstacles companies face when developing products, such as inhalers, for commercial production.
 
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Personalised Packaging
Patient-Oriented Packaging

Customer Centric


Colin Reed at Amcor outlines the industry’s movement to a more patient-centred approach to packaging as personalised care rapidly grows.
 
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Compliance and Packaging

Patience with Patients


Designing and developing packaging with the patient in mind (whether it be the box, label, or enclosed leaflet) is increasing in importance. PMPS asked Essentra’s Rupert Taylor for his advice on the matter.
 
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

Published quarterly in
February, May,
August and November

News and Press Releases

POP TEST ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM OF UNRELIABLE DATA FROM CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORS

A major insight relating to the unreliability of data from continuous glucose monitors was published in the Nature journal, “Scientific Reports”, by Neil Theise, MD., the Lead Scientist of Pop Test, LLC and colleagues. The discovery of the “Interstitium”, a newfound human organ, by Dr. Theise and his collaborators, can be viewed by using the link https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-23062-6 Continual glucose monitoring via an indwelling cutaneous needle measuring glucose in interstitial fluid (now identified to be in the “interstitium”) has been a game changer in the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus because of its accuracy. However, the needles used to collect this glucose containing fluid often fail in as little as a week. Despite the reliance on fluid from this space, the microanatomy of the interstitium has never been defined. The sensors currently in use were developed with the presumption of interstitial fluid being located somewhere in the sub-epidermal layers of the skin, but the actual anatomy relating to needle placement was always unclear.
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Industry Events

Cell Line Development and Engineering

23-25 April 2018, RAI, Amsterdam

Cell Line Development & Engineering 2018 event will be held 23-25 April 2018 in the RAI Amsterdam – joining the largest Bioprocessing event in Europe – BPI Europe.
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