All articles by Fi Forrest

Senior writer at VMS, GlobalData. Previously feature writer at Just Style. TABBIE Honourable Mention winner. BA (Open) in English | BSc (Hons) in Geosciences. Also a graphic designer with certificates in Digital Marketing and Social Media. Lives by the beach.

Fi Forrest

Medicines adherence: Overcoming pharma’s biggest barrier to treatment success

Patient non‐adherence to medication is a serious challenge. Can digital health technologies successfully address the issues surrounding low adherence in treatment plans?

The power of joint procurement: Analysing cross-border initiatives in Benelux and the Nordics

Cross-border cooperation is growing stronger in Europe, with key clusters such as Benelux and the Nordics accelerating joint procurement agreements in order to improve medicine access and increase negotiating power.

Virtual clinical trials: How digital tech has improved clinical trial accrual rates

The use of digital technology, such as apps, wearables and eConsent, has revolutionised clinical trials and resulted in higher recruitment and retention rates.

Cell culture Q&A: Solving biomanufacturing challenges with Recombinant Insulin supplementation

Sara Bursomanno PhD, Global Product Manager at Novo Nordisk Pharmatech, talks cell culture challenges and how choosing the right growth-promoting supplement can help.

Digital clinical trials: Trends to watch in 2023

The industry continued its uptake of digital clinical trials (DCTs) in 2022. What lies ahead for 2023?

Small molecule API: Shining a spotlight on new innovations in milling

Specialist small molecule API services are rising in demand as global appetite for novel therapies and treatments grow. This is putting third-party pharmaceutical mill providers and their capabilities in the spotlight.

Cannabidiol milling: Selecting the right equipment for CBD testing

The therapeutic properties of Cannabidiol (CBD) – a pure natural ingredient extracted from the cannabis plant – is currently being tested and proven by scientists and doctors around the world and is in high demand.

Accurate dosing: How to achieve maximum precision with poor-flowing products

While the handling of granules and powders is commonplace in the pharmaceutical industry, operators can still face major challenges, particularly when attempting to dose poor-flowing products.

How a specialized commercial program management team can improve your customer experience and accelerate commercialization 

One important, and often overlooked, aspect of running a successful contract manufacturing organization (CMO) is the vital role of the Commercial Program Management Team. It is an essential element to the efficient running of the business, accountable for the seamless manufacturing and prompt delivery of commercial products.

Using big data to stabilise pharma supply chains in an age of disruption

Collection and analysis of big data is rapidly becoming an essential tool in the arsenal of pharmaceutical manufacturers. AI is enabling many manual tasks to be automated, making processes faster and more efficient