World Pharma Today latest Issue November 2017

Do you providecompanies with innovative solutions to improve supply chain efficiency?
In addition to our primary packaging for solid doses, unit dose packaging and secondary packaging services, we also provide integrated supply chain services, such as postponement packaging or late-stage customisation to help our customers cope with small-scale market requirements.

In June 2017, the FDA announced that it will delay the active enforcement of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) for pharmaceutical manufacturers to November 2018 due to industry-wide concerns that many members of the pharmaceutical supply chain are behind in implementing serialization systems and processes. 

The Zika virus is considered a major global health risk, as infection during pregnancy is associated with babies born with microcephaly.

The numbers are daunting – 15% of the global population suffers from hearing loss, including a significant number of children, teenagers, and the elderly. Hearing loss presents a growing public health problem, due to ageing and an urban way of life that features excessive noise exposure.

The average cost of bringing a new drug to market is $2.6 billion, according to a 2014 report published by Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. This is a rise of 145%, adjusted for inflation, compared to just a decade earlier and is driven in part by the increasing complexity of clinical trials.

Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies within the United States and Europe face an increasing number of hurdles when undertaking clinical trials within their own country or region; problems such as over saturated patient pools, difficulties meeting and maintaining enrollment numbers, increasing costs and lengthy time delays.

Contributors

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    Arthur Smith

    Global Marketing Manager Videojet Technologies

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    Barbara Zupancic

    Director Patient Recruitment and Retention Worldwide Clinical Trials

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    Scott Gray

    CEO Clincierge

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    GRAHAM REYNOLDS

    VICE PRESIDENT GENERAL MANAGER GLOBAL BIOLOGICS WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES

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    Ariette van Strien

    Chief Commercial Officer Marken

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    Chitra Lele

    Chief Scientific Officer Sciformix Corporation