Pharma Focus Asia Magazine

This Healthcare Magazine is the source for a plethora of unique Healthcare articles. Several notable figures in the medical industry, from top med schools and hospitals are featured in the Medical Sciences section, with their expert knowledge of the field.

Foreword

China\'s Regulatory Reforms

Promoting pharma innovations

In recent years Chinas investment in drug innovation has been on the rise The countrys pharmaceutical market is second only to the US at approximately US billion as of and is expected to increase at a CAGR of per cent to US billion by Interestingly China has become the leader in API manufacturing and exports Historically the pharmaceutical marke...

Expert Talk

How SMEs Can Achieve Regulatory Compliance through a Risk-Based Approach

What is the current consensus on the ICH E R Addendum within SMEs The complexity and size of clinical trials has intensified over recent years alongside mounting costs and escalating regulatory pressures The introduction of the finalised ICH E R means that organisations across the industry are now reviewing the update to grasp its implications

EXPLORING BYOD

IS IT A CREDIBLE OPTION FOR MY STUDY?

Firstly why should sponsors consider adopting a BYOD approach over other tried and tested electronic approaches ie provisioned eCOA There is a drive towards greater patientcentricity in todays clinical trials Simplifying trial participation is a key element of this Enabling patients to use their own mobile devices or computer hardware to pro

The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain from a CDMO’s Perspective

What are the major changes you see affecting todays pharmaceutical supply chain The primary change we see is that of market dynamics and rapid growth resulting in an increased complexity in the supply chain In an era of globalisation international pharmaceutical and biotech industries are faced with continuous market changes which include

Information Technology

Creating Better Clean Label Soft Gels Without Gelatin Crosslinking

Soft gels also known as soft capsules or soft caps are a highly popular pharmaceutical and nutraceutical dosage form with around units consumed every second globally A forecast by HJR Research predicts a CAGR of per cent over the next decade with the global market value expected to reach billion by During the same period the AsiaPacific region...

Manufacturing

Residence Time Distribution (RTD) Model

Novel applications to continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing

The Residence Time Distributions RTD can be determined experimentally through the injection of a tracer material into the process in the form of a pulse or a step To achieve this the outlet tracer concentration is measured until the effects of the injection settle down A key aspect to be considered during the experimental determination of resid...

USHERING IN THE FUTURE OF PHARMA

3D Printing opens the doors of possibility for pharmaceutical and medical device industries

Pharmaceutical manufacturers and consumers alike can look forward to a rapid evolution in the way medicine is manufactured and brought to market New possibilities in D printing are opening doors for both pharmaceutical research and applications such as personalised drug dosing complex drug release profiles and even bio printing The implications are...

Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Check Point Inhibition and CAR-T Therapy

Rational of Reprogramming TumourImmune System The important role of our immune system is to recognise the foreign substance from the healthy cells and eliminate the foreign object from the body while maintaining the normal cells unharmed To do this the body immune cells such as lymphocytes and monocytes utilise unique check point molecules which...

GEP MODELS FOR SCALING UP WET GRANULATION PROCESSES IN PLANETARY MIXERS

Wet Granulation WG process is a critical step for the production of many pharmaceutical dosage forms During this stage a liquid usually water is combined with a blend of active ingredients and excipients to form homogeneous granules with suitable properties to further processing The establishment of the end point of the wet granulation process i...

Clinical Trials

Innovation in Clinical Trials

Clinical trial development has evolved significantly over the past few decades Digital technology is increasingly used to improve clinical trial efficiency Its use spans all phases of drug development and impacts areas such as recruitment and retention of patients wearables virtual clinical trials and health economics outcomes research Leveraging e...

Research & Development

The Future of Pharma R&D

How external innovation changes pharma R&D

RD has traditionally been and will continue to be probably even more crucial for the growth and future success of researchbased pharma companies Given the industries traditional RD strategy that was built on internal innovation and the rising regulatory hurdles pharma companies continuously increased their financial input into RD related work with...

Strategy

REGULATORY REFORM

How China is investing in its pharmaceutical market

Recent legislation has forced the Chinese regulatory environment to evolve establishing a friendlier environment for pharmaceutical development These changes may opendoors for pharmaceutical companies but they also create the need to adapt to the fastchanging regulatory requirements and the uncertainty that comes with legislative change The...

Why Quality Standards of Drugs has to be the Primary Focus Area for Pharmaceutical Industry

Perhaps not as rampantly in the developed countries but definitely in the developing countries and especially in India access to medicines comes first even earlier than the access to healthcare facilities or doctors This essentially means that come illness most likely one would swallow a pill first and then visit a doctor if at all deemed neces...

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TRANSPORTATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN PRESERVING PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL ITEMS.

Organ donation is a gift of life As such great care is accorded to each surgically removed organ The extracted organ is placed in an icecold preservation solution which is then stored in a sterile container The container is then packaged in wet ice before being transported to the recipient centre It is critical to transport the removed tissue as qu...