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22 January 2017
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MediSapiens Joins Harmony Project for Better Care of Patients with Blood Diseases
Finnish bio-technology company MediSapiens is the latest organisation to join the HARMONY project, a newly established initiative aiming to provide better access and care for patients suffering from various blood diseases, through data sharing and collaborative treatment development.

Pharmaceutical Security Label Combines Multi-functional Counterfeiting Protection with Digital Features
At Pharmapack in Paris, Schreiner MediPharm will be presenting its extensive portfolio of customised pharmaceutical security solutions to safeguard the supply chain in Hall 4, Stand M31.

OPTIMA Life Science to Exhibit at ICE in Munich
OPTIMA Life Science has announced it will be attending ICE, an exhibit for paper, film, and foil converting.

CPL to Exhibit at CPhI North America
CPL has announced it will be showcasing its products at CPhI North America.

A Brief Summary of Seven Different 505(b)(2) Approvals
PDG® has compiled a brief summary of seven different 505(b)(2) approvals, including notable features and a tabular overview of each.

White Papers

Klocke uses NA and ML for Quality Storage
The KLOCKE Group manufactures and packages pharmaceutical products, food supplements and cosmetic...

Testing Parenteral Products for Micro Leaks, Container Closure Integrity Test
The E-Scan 655 tests container closure integrity in syringes, vials, and other liquid-filled parenteral...

Child Safe Compliance Packaging Wherever You Are in the World
Origin Pharma's lightweight child-resistant closure provides an effective line of defense against child access to pharmaceuticals....

Determination of Absorption of Isopropyl Myristate in Processing Equipment and Packaging Material by Liquid Extraction and Gas Chromatography
Isopropyl myristate (IPM) is widely used as a penetration enhancer and emollient in topical...

Porton Biopharma (PBL) Brochure
Porton Biopharma (PBL) manufactures the UK's licensed anthrax vaccine for and on behalf of the UK...


Takeda and Ovid to Co-develop Drug for Rare Pediatric Epilepsies

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 55
In this issue: India’s new drug pricing policy, bringing transparency to pharma industry payments, a UK innovation centre enabling new means of drug discovery, how artificial intelligence is being used in drug development, and more.

Pharma payments to doctors: seeking transparency
A Europe-wide initiative bringing transparency to pharma industry payments to healthcare professionals and organisations has prompted a spirited debate across the continent. Ireland is no exception, with critics questioning the €27.2m paid to public health organisations and individuals in 2015. Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association public affairs manager Philip Hannon responds to these concerns and sets out the importance of transparency in this sensitive area.

After the cure: addressing side effects in childhood cancer patients
While survival rates for childhood cancer have increased, many survivors are blighted by health problems later in life. According to a new study, these ‘late effects’ seem to be no better for more recently treated patients than for those who were treated in the 1970s. So what needs to be done to improve the situation? Abi Millar spoke to the study’s authors to find out.

How does the NHS weigh the costs of HIV preventing drugs?
In August, the High Court ruled that NHS England can fund the use of PrEP – effective but very expensive drugs that prevent HIV infection. But with the NHS appealing that decision, it is unclear whether PrEP will ever be commissioned. Abi Millar explores whether anything could be done to make the drug more cost-efficient.


Agilent Technologies’ New Pharmaceutical Facility, Frederick, Colorado
Agilent Technologies initiated the construction of a new multi-structure pharmaceutical manufacturing plant at Frederick in Weld County, Colorado, US, in October 2016.

Merck Innovation Center, Darmstadt
Merck is building a new innovation centre at its global headquarters in Darmstadt as a part of its €1bn ($1.12bn) strategic initiative, ONE Global Headquarters.

Biodesign C Research Building, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Arizona State University (ASU) is constructing a third research building named Biodesign C in its Biodesign Institute complex in Tempe, Arizona, US.

Michigan State University’s New Bioengineering Facility, East Lansing, Michigan
Michigan State University (MSU) has opened a new bioengineering facility in its East Lansing campus in Michigan, US.

NSU’s Center for Collaborative Research, Davie, Florida
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has opened the Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) on its main campus in Davie, Florida.

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