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Keep it clustered
19 April, 2019
The industry faces a number of barriers in terms of pricing, as well...
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The fourth wave 19 April, 2019 A lot has been written on big data and industry 4.0, and how they are rapidly transforming a number of different industries. However, not so much attention has been paid to how...

Child’s play 19 April, 2019 Meeting both regulatory and patient needs in packaging of pharmaceuticals can be highly challenging for manufacturers, especially in the case of child-resistant packaging. There are...

Weather the storm 18 April, 2019 Global pharmaceutical supply chains are weak; there are many manufacturing issues and a lack of incentives to continue to produce less profitable but necessary medicines. Allie...

A breath of fresh air 17 April, 2019 Transporting pharmaceutical products by air requires complex logistical processes, specific equipment, storage facilities and harmonised handling procedures to maintain...

The compliance conundrum 16 April, 2019 For smaller pharma and their suppliers, meeting legal requirements has long been a signifi cant challenge. GS1’s Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet and Centrient Pharmaceuticals’ Robert-Jan...

A link too few? 16 April, 2019 It has been implemented in the supply chains and procurement processes of several industries from diamonds to produce. Now, with new electronic serialisation measures, analysts say...

Get connected 15 April, 2019 The internet of things (IoT) offers huge potential to improve efficiencies across the supply chain. These technologies provide real-time data about products and conditions,...

Stick it out 12 April, 2019 More than 1,800 claims for needle-stick injuries were made in the UK in a fi ve-year period. However, most were likely avoidable if needle-stick prevention systems had been put in...

Targeted delivery 12 April, 2019 For 100 years, humankind has struggled to effectively administer biologic drugs through pills, as large molecules are vulnerable to the ravages of the digestive system. With solutions...

Power to the people 11 April, 2019 Over half of the states in the US now have legalised cannabis in some form and, since November 2018, it is available on prescription for certain conditions within the UK NHS. However,...

Small actions with deep impacts 10 April, 2019 Supercritical fluid technologies have grown in popularity in recent years, due to their low impact on the environment as well as their ability to streamline development and save...

Keep it cool 14 December, 2018 In a world where supply chains can span multiple national borders, and the regulatory environment is becoming more demanding, good collaboration between partners is essential. Kim...

Compare and contrast 14 December, 2018 Choosing comparators is often an onerous process that involves navigating a lot of different models. A key decision is choosing between global and local sourcing. David...

Strong ties 14 December, 2018 Social media is a powerful tool for patient recruitment, providing a valuable addition to more traditional methods. It can be harnessed to build strong relationships between...

Cool runnings 14 December, 2018 With the stakes being so high for cold chain, finding new ways to maximise efficiencies and prevent revenue losses is key. Digitisation is a cost-effective option with huge potential,...

New direction 14 December, 2018 The growth of direct-to-patient (DtP) clinical trial strategies is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Adopting a DtP approach has the potential to improve...

A sea change 14 December, 2018 The last 25 years have seen a dramatic evolution in clinical trials and processes. The delivery of investigational medicinal products to clinical sites and patients is...

Ride the tidal wave of data 14 December, 2018 The variety and quantity of data available for clinical trials is greater than ever before. While this promises huge benefits in terms of monitoring subjects and measuring results,...

Perfect harmony 14 December, 2018 The way clinical trials are conducted in the EU will experience a significant shift when Regulation (EU) no. 536/2014 (termed Clinical Trial Regulation) is implemented in 2019 and...


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