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  • August 26,2015 by Nitin Dahad
    Nitin Dahad

    Pharmaceutical product development is changing. The need to produce significantly higher potency large molecule biopharmaceutical drugs to improve efficacy and tailor drugs to the individual needs of a patient puts new pressure on transportation and shipping. Why? The reason is that these newer more complex protein based drugs are highly sensitive to temperature changes, and are often required to be shipped under strict temperature control of typically 2° to 8°C.

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  • August 12,2015 by Miss Chanice Henry
    Frozen Platelets & Battlefield Trauma

    Over 2 million doses of fresh platelets are administered annually in the US, according to BioLife Solutions Inc,. The firm maintains that the frozen storage of Read more

  • August 11,2015 by Chanice Henry
    Top Tips for Future Proof Pharmacovigilance

    The science of pharmacovigilance is rooted in preserving patient care and public safety through “…the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem.” – World Health Organization. As co-ordinated by national pharmacovigilance centers, which collect reports of reactions and locate those which spark the need for perusal and also administrate regulatory decisions. The process of pharmacovigilance requires pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms to be methodical and open the evolution of diligence in the name of public health. With this in mind, Pharma IQ has compiled this selection of top tips to consider while ensuring your pharmacovigilance strategy is as future proof as possible.

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  • August 5,2015 by Miss Chanice Henry
    Miss Chanice Henry

    As highlighted by Saddam Huq QA Senior Manager, Global Logistics and Cold Chain at GSK Vaccines in Belgium: “Asia is emerging as a global powerhouse in the healthcare industries. As we see the economic boom within the emerging countries, vaccines and biologics have become more accessible for the local markets.” Ryan Viegas, VP, Supply Chain & Procurement, Watson Pharma agrees that India is a growing economy with huge opportunities and for those who have the right approach success. However he reminds: “In terms of threats to the market, there is limited awareness and knowledge about temperature controlled logistics. With respect to logistics there are several bottlenecks, constraints like lack of sufficient cold storage space at airports, ports with limited infrastructure in terms of roads, and limited availability of compliant cold trucks. Being a large country the distances between the manufacturing to the ports / airport and local warehouses are significant.” Although, the cold storage market in India is currently in a state of growth according to the Cold Storage Market in India 2015-2020 research report and is expected to be worth US$ 8.57 billion by 2020.

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  • August 3,2015 by Chanice Henry
    Introducing The New Molecular Scissors - CRISPR & Cas9

    The CRISPR tool has attracted worldwide attention from the R&D industry in regards to its capabilities for gene editing. CRISPR alongside the use of the Cas9 protein enables the ability to target a specific section of a gene sequence and edit it – by deleting and sometimes replacing the function with a new element.

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    Tags: CRISPR | gene editing | R&D
  • July 15,2015 by Chanice Henry
    The Weird & Wonderful of Cold Chain

    Cold Chain IQ presents a selection of quirky facts about the world of Temperature Controlled Logistics.

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  • July 7,2015 by Chanice Henry
    Conference Coverage: Additives Manufacturing Summit

    Approximately 20% of the global additive manufacturing market is devoted to healthcare usage. An area that has been earmarked for rapid growth. Located in Kensington. London, industry professionals and decision makers gathered for the only additive manufacturing forum dedicated to medicine and dentistry to discuss breaking the boundaries of modern medicine through 3D Innovation.

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  • July 2,2015 by Chanice Henry
    Chanice Henry

    The second quarter of 2015 hosted a raft of activity from the pharma and cold chain industries. This was seen in the form of mergers, landmark agreements, product launches as well as a nationwide counterfeit medicine alert. Read on for this quarter’s highlights from Pharma IQ.

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  • July 1,2015 by Nitin Dahad
    Nitin Dahad

    As part of the implementation of serialization, automation of the process will become law within 10 years. As already highlighted previously, serialization provides accountability and traceability of every item shipped in the supply chain. The need to conform to these new requirements might at first glance look like it would require costly additional investment. But it need not be – and it might even be more cost-effective, once you take into account the additional benefits that could be obtained. [eventPDF] The ultimate goal is to provide complete traceability of a product to make companies accountable, and help ensure that medicines being delivered to the patient are safe to use. So the key is to collect information about products through the supply chain. For some companies, cold chain monitoring is already in place in some form, providing temperature data; so collection of additional data should be a simple incremental cost. For others, this may be a completely new area to address, and an investment in technology infrastructure might be required.

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  • June 24,2015 by Chanice Henry
    Chanice Henry

    In response to its new research DHL Global Forwarding has signaled the need for a new generation of cold chains to be developed for the life sciences and healthcare industry in order to aid global health standards.

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  • Enterprise Messaging – Mapping The Maze

    Today’s working environment is increasingly dominated by the use of mobile and social media, raising important implications for corporate data management. Mobile media is firmly integrated into our everyday activities, enabling convergence between our working lives and personal social media. The rise of enterprise social networking sites such as Jive, SharePoint and Yammer has contributed to the growth of corporate data volumes by forty percent (40%) annually[1] as organisations move an increasing number of tasks and content over to these collaborative platforms.

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