Pharma Focus Asia Magazine

Foreword

Blockchain in Pharma

Patient safety and beyond

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Strategy

REDUCTION OF HEALTH COSTS

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

Since autumn 2018 the first package of costcutting measures in Switzerlands health care system is being reviewed One of the measures is the socalled reference price system for pharmaceuticals whose patents have expired Under the leadership of the ind..

MEDICAL MARKETING SUPERHEROES

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

One of the big differences between the life science industry and other sectors is the way that the marketing process happens not only in the marketing department but also in sales medical affairs market access and many other departments This distribu..

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Use Cases in the Pharmaceutical Industry

This paper examines the Blockchain technology applied to the pharmaceutical sector The article is threefold and provides an overview on 1 the Blockchain technology 2 the pharmaceutical industry and its unique complexities and 3 the potential of Block..

ETHICAL BUSINESS STIMULATES BEST VALUE IN HEALTH ECONOMY

Pharmaceutical business performance is widely perceived to be about robust sales successful launches financial results profit margins and the like However a very crucial measure of success relates to how the industry conducts its business and achieve..

Research & Development

Academic Ventures and Professional Service Companies

Partnering issues in early stage drug development

The Life science industry has experienced an impressive transformation of its Research Development RD processes While Incumbents including Big Pharma have progressively committed themselves over the final phases of new drugs clinical trials new entr..

MICRONEEDLE ARRAY PATCHES

The way forward for the management of diabetes

The development of successful smart insulin in glucose responsive closed loop insulin delivery system is already taken into research basically to deliver insulin in response to increased glycemic levels which may provide optimal glucose control with ..

Clinical Trials

The Virtual World of Digital Clinical Trials

Is it becoming a reality?

Increased access rapid recruitment remote monitoring of patients enhanced patient engagement reduced costs and faster approvals are some of the major advantages associated with digital clinical trials Even as digital transformation is gradually picki..

Manufacturing

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

Pharmaceutical tablets have been traditionally classified as good within specifications or bad out of specifications based on offline measurements of representative samples Several assays based on tablet samples are necessary to ensure product qualit..

Information Technology

CUSTOMER CENTRICITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA

ARE THERE LESSONS FOR PHARMA FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES?

Big pharma is gradually and progressively riding the social media bandwagon with a host of tactics towards listening analytics engagement brand promotions and much more This has meant successful handling of the regulatory hurdles what to share what ..

IOT AND AI CREATE ‘SMART’ DIGITAL ASSISTANTS

OPENING NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT

Nobody challenges the fact that Artificial Intelligence AI Internet of Things IoT Real World Data RWD and Blockchain will fundamentally impact drug development While there are many emerging solutions there is limited experience in applying these solu..

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