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

Blockchain in Pharma

Patient safety and beyond

In the digital age where technology is leading the way blockchain has emerged as a disruptor in several industries from financial services to energy and life sciences Blockchain allows visibility and data integrity along with security against data hacking through decentralised blocks linked by the cryptography technique The pharma industry has f...

Information Technology

IOT AND AI CREATE ‘SMART’ DIGITAL ASSISTANTS

OPENING NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT

was the year where pharma realised that Big Data could dramatically increase the value of data produced during drug development or coming from Electronic Medical Records EMRs and medical devices In it became clear that AI technologies could unlock much of the value of Big Data is the year where we have everything in our hands to leverage Big Dat...

CUSTOMER CENTRICITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA

ARE THERE LESSONS FOR PHARMA FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES?

Imagine checking into a hotel late in the night but not being able to get the room you had so carefully chosen because the call centre didnt align with the hotel on the specification Customers in such scenarios find themselves at a loss for venting out their frustration and social media seems a good refuge Industry specific review portals and socia...

Manufacturing

Systematic Framework for Implementation of RTD-based Control System into Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Pilot-plant

Residence Time Distribution RTD is a probability distribution function that describes how long a fluid or powder element spends inside a given operation Currently the Continuous Manufacturing CM is evolving as a preferred platform for pharmaceutical products involving solid dosages forms Therefore the pharmaceutical industries are going through a p...

Clinical Trials

The Virtual World of Digital Clinical Trials

Is it becoming a reality?

Emerging technologies have the potential to fundamentally alter how patients engage with and participate in clinical trials Creating a digital strategy for drug development has become a critical focus area for pharmaceutical companies Virtual digital clinical trials minimise the burden on clinical sites typically retaining a central coordinating s...

Research & Development

MICRONEEDLE ARRAY PATCHES

The way forward for the management of diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus DM is a chronic lifethreatening disease just like cancer or any other disease whose incidence has become doubled in recent years In diabeties patients the use of intensive insulin therapy was found to reduce long term vascular complications and some evidence also highlights the increased risk of both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia...

Academic Ventures and Professional Service Companies

Partnering issues in early stage drug development

Over the past few decades life science and pharma have been characterised by a series of radical changes that have been at the origin of an impressive transformation of RD processes and have made them a favoured scenario for radical change in the innovation paradigm The main trigger for these changes was the decline in RD productivity in the ind...

Strategy

ETHICAL BUSINESS STIMULATES BEST VALUE IN HEALTH ECONOMY

Seventy years ago average life expectancy globally was today it is Seventy years ago million people worldwide were infected with smallpox today none The disease is eradicated Thanks to initiatives such as Gavi the Vaccine Alliance more than per cent of children now get early immunisation The worlds state of health is better than ever even thoug...

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Use Cases in the Pharmaceutical Industry

What is Blockchain A Blockchain is a global distributed ledger or database running on millions of devices and open to anyone where information and particularly anything of value can be moved and stored securely and privately Tapscott et al On the Blockchain trust and integrity amongst strangers is established not by intermediaries but through mass...

MEDICAL MARKETING SUPERHEROES

Imagine you could genetically engineer your medical marketing team. You can

Allow yourself a moment to dream Imagine that you could give your medical marketing team superpowers What would they be Being invisible would allow your marketers to watch competitors as they work Being able to read the minds of key opinion leaders would make your medical affairs team incredibly insightful Time travelling market access teams could...

REDUCTION OF HEALTH COSTS

Swiss government chooses the wrong medicine with reference price system for drugs

Since autumn the first package of costcutting measures in Switzerlands healthcare system is being reviewed One of the measures is the socalled reference price system for pharmaceutical whose patents have expired The Government Health Department has given two models to the consultation We ie Intergenerika in alliance with healthcare systems key pla...

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