Pharma Focus Asia Magazine

Foreword

Pharma in the Post-COVID Era

Going digital

We live in the digital era but one would have never imagined a world with little or significantly lesser inperson interaction COVID has consumed numerous lives crippled economies and left millions in distress

Information Technology

THE DIGITALISATION OF THE CRYSTALLISATION PROCESS

A holistic control strategy in Pharma 4.0

One of the main issues faced by the pharmaceutical industry is ensuring reliable and timely access to secure innovative and economical medication These issues are becoming more critical due to the worlds growing but ageing population

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN PHARMACY PRACTICE

Artificial Intelligence AI and machine learningbased technologies have the potential to transform healthcare because they offer new and important insights derived from the vast amount of data generated during the delivery of healthcare every day

Manufacturing

INTEGRATED CONTINUOUS BIOMANUFACTURING

Batch manufacturing is the technology platform that is currently used for production of biopharmaceutical products It involves stepbystep processing wherein oneunit operation must finish before commencement of the next operation The mobility between the unit operations is slow as a result affecting the overall productivityBatch manufacturing is the...

Human Vaccine Candidates Discovery and Development on Non-Animal Systems

An adoption with meaningful repercussions

A vaccine is traditionally a biological substance containing a harmless form of the causative organism that causes a particular disease It is usually given to healthy population by injection to prevent the contraction of the disease

Clinical Trials

PATIENT-CENTRIC CLINICAL TRIALS

How language and tech are re-shaping clinical trials today?

So were spending US billion on bringing a new drug to the market FDA News and were spending about a dozen years to do so That is a lot of time and money spent For whom are we doing all this again

Double-blinding Capsules for Clinical Trials

How over-encapsulation can help tackle bias?

Capsules are tried tested and trusted but that is not to say that the method is simple or without innovation Formulation considerations and patientcentricity have driven significant innovation by some businesses in the market

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR TRAINING

Many physicians and healthcare providers are intrigued by clinical research and seek out to become Principal Investigators PI without knowing what that role entails

Research & Development

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT

Regulations to enable safe, effective, and high-quality solutions

From mobile medical apps and fitness trackers to software that supports the clinical decisions that doctors make every day digital technology has been driving a revolution in healthcare As we learn to live in the new normal forced by the COVID pandemic adoption of digital solutions has witnessed further acceleration

Strategy

Crucial Decision-making in Drug Development for COVID-19

Modelling and simulation guides

Modelling and simulation has been growing rapidly in impact and is now actively used by biopharmaceutical companies worldwide for drug development and regulatory agencies for review and approval

A Decade of Reinforcing Business Integrity

Making Asia-Pacific better prepared for COVID-19

The AsiaPacific APAC region is no stranger to confronting and defeating disease outbreaks From SARS and Avian influenza to MERS and HN the regions economies have demonstrated remarkable resilience and with each new occurrence found themselves better prepared to confront the challenge

WORKING TOGETHER, APART

Strategic planning processes must adapt to the new normal of social distancing

Right now all over the world crossfunctional teams in pharma biotech medtech and other life science companies are working on their strategic plans Large or small companies usually follow this annual ritual

Advertorials

MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 9-11 DECEMBER 2020

Equip your business with future-ready solutions

Strengthening its position as the regions leading medical and healthcare exhibition the th edition of MEDICAL FAIR ASIA is scheduled to take place from December and will bring together a comprehensive range of equipment technology and supplies for the hospital diagnostic pharmaceutical medical and rehabilitation sectors providing a onestop market...

Exploring the Role of Ultra-pure Gelatins and Collagens in Biomedical Applications

Gelatins legacy as a trusted excipient that complies with the highest international safety standards and regulations is wellestablished across the pharma industry with the ingredients potential for biomedical applications also increasingly recognised worldwide