Features in this issue discuss how bioprocessing must adapt to meet the needs of autologous cell therapies, the role of mass spectrometry in enhancing antibody consistency and the economic benefits of embracing continuous manufacturing. Also in this journal, articles exploring the development of precision medicine for chronic diseases, why acoustic…
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In this article, pharmaceutical microbiologist and contamination control expert Tim Sandle presents three microbial contamination investigation case studies, highlighting the key lessons for pharmaceutical microbiologists to take away and the underlying importance of identifying the root cause of microbial data deviations.
In this article, Natalja Genina, Ilari Ahola, Johan Bøtker and Jukka Rantanen at the University of Copenhagen and Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong from Uppsala University discuss the potential of data-enriched edible pharmaceuticals (DEEP) to overcome various drug administration and supply challenges.
Best estimates suggest counterfeit drugs may account for as much as 50 percent of the sold online and 10 percent of those in circulation worldwide. With counterfeiters primarily replicating packaging to sell imitation products, here Ketaki Badhire of Future Market Insights explores the development of intelligent packaging in combatting counterfeit…
In 2021 we saw deals move away from the massive megamergers of 2019 to smaller collaboration and partnership agreements. In this article, European Pharmaceutical Review’s Hannah Balfour discusses the key deals of last year, whether the trend of high volume but small value will continue in 2022, and the motivations…
Despite recent progress in women’s health issues, there are still many challenges women continue to face when accessing healthcare. Here, Alison Slingsby of HRA Pharma discusses the recent advancements made in the UK and where further development is required.
In this article by IMA, discover how IMAGO software installed on rotary tablet presses supports scientists during tablet manufacturing, providing critical insights into powders.
Here, Frits Stulp and Duncan van Rijsbergen of Iperion explore how startups can establish the most efficient data management processes and systems, avoiding the kind of mistakes made by Big Pharma.
How will a new regulatory landscape impact the EU and UK pharma industries? Early 2022 will see major new clinical trial legislation come into effect, with proposals for an entirely new regulatory regime promised by the end of the year. Paul Ranson, Consultant at Morgan Lewis, reflects on this and…
Here, Dave Elder reflects on the pharma industry’s efforts to get greener; highlighting the confounding issues that mean it is not always easy to achieve.
Following his first full year as Managing Director UK, Ireland & Nordics for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, healthcare leader Chinmay Bhatt shares his learnings from the pandemic and reflects on what’s next.
John Liddell, Chief Technologist at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), writes about the challenges associated with gene therapy products, which constitute a major portion of the overall cell and gene therapy market.
In the quest for fast and reliable ingredient analysis, Christian W Huck, Krzysztof B Bec and Justyna Grabska from the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry at the University of Innsbruck, consider the use of portable NIR spectroscopy, comparing the results from standard and miniaturised sensors.
Richard Crocombe of Crocombe Spectroscopic Consulting surveys the use of portable spectrometers in pharmaceutical manufacturing, with an emphasis on vibrational spectroscopy. Ideal and typical features of portable spectrometers are reviewed, alongside explanation of why device characteristics and sample presentation are critical to obtaining meaningful results.
Most intracellular drug targets remain intractable due to cellular membranes effectively denying large foreign molecules entry into the cytoplasm. Over recent decades, several technologies that enable biologics to enter cells have emerged, but successes remain limited to date. Here, Sapreme Technologies’ Miriam Bujny, Chief Development Officer, and Guy Hermans, Chief…