Pharma Focus Asia Magazine


Biobanking as an Enabling Technology for Biomarker Research

A Collaborative Approach in Translational Medicine

Pharma research requires access to materials from todays gold standard of medical care to discover the next generation of therapeutics This need is increasing in the upcoming area of personalized medicine Collaboration with MDs and their ethic commit..


New Drugs in Anaesthesia

Catering to new demands

With the better understanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics most of the new anaesthesia drugs cater to the demands of day care surgeries and primarily aim at an early and uneventful recovery..

Research & Development

Collaborative Models for Managing Vaccine Trials in Asia

As the number of candidate vaccines approaching human trials increases vaccine researchers should consider all collaborative research models as well as look to their colleagues in prevention sciences for collaboration and to learn how to effectively ..

Novel Genetic Vaccines

A key focus area

In theory there exist almost infinite number of potential vaccine platforms In addition for each such platform there are many different possible engineering that could lead to different vaccine properties So how these be compared The answer in part l..

Clinical Trials

China\'s Clinical Trial Boom

A look at the linguistic and cultural challenges

Despite the advantages of outsourcing to China foreign sponsors must overcome several hurdles including significant linguistic and cultural barriers Companies must address these issues to ensure effective communication with patients clinical trial st..

Issues & Concerns in Conducting Clinical Trials in India

Issues like approval delays deficiencies of functioning of CROs and other stake holders liabilities and compensation to injured subjects insurance issues etc still remain in India which has made multinational companies to rethink on opting for India ..


Supply Chain Design

An outside-in perspective

In life sciences traditional supply chains were designed from the insideout perspective To adaptively meet actual demand from the customer and translate it into global tradeoffs supply chains need to be designed from an outsidein perspective..

Information Technology

Business Intelligence

Transforming Pharma

Access to accurate realtime information during every phase of development can significantly improve the effectiveness of strategic decisionmaking increasing the likelihood of longterm success..

Expert Talk

Industry-Academia Interactions

In the Indian scenario teachers are overburdened and are involved in too many nonacademic activities resulting in poor research output There are only a handful of universities and institutions with a serious focus on research..