Pharma Focus Asia Magazine

Foreword

China\'s Regulatory Reforms

Promoting pharma innovations

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Strategy

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

Time and again Indian pharmaceutical industry has faced concerns due to its manufacturing standards and quality which have led to penalties and drops in export figures For the industry to realise its potential to capture world markets the primary foc..

REGULATORY REFORM

How China is investing in its pharmaceutical market

The nuances of clinical and regulatory product development in China and its similarities and contrasting aspects in comparison to the rest of the world are discussed in this article The specifics within risk management and the global regulatory autho..

Research & Development

The Future of Pharma R&D

How external innovation changes pharma R&D

Research and Development RD is crucial for the growth and future success of researchbased pharma companies To maintain their RD organisations efficient pharmaceutical companies started to hedge the potential of open innovation to cut RD costs and to ..

Clinical Trials

Innovation in Clinical Trials

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 ..

Manufacturing

GEP MODELS FOR SCALING UP WET GRANULATION PROCESSES IN PLANETARY MIXERS

The utility of Gene Expression Programming GEP for predicting the endpoint of the granulation process in planetary mixers has been demonstrated GEP allows modelling the impeller power of the equipment as function of operation conditions and wet granu..

Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Check Point Inhibition and CAR-T Therapy

The recent advent of immunotherapies has transformed the landscape of cancer treatment In 2017 469 new clinical trials were reported on immunotherapy Although the effect of immunotherapy on cancer has been transformational they account for only a few..

USHERING IN THE FUTURE OF PHARMA

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

3D manufacturing carves out a niche in the pharmaceutical industry While its hard to foresee the wholesale replacement of current tablet manufacturing processes 3D technology creates the opportunity for precise deposition of niche medications and per..

Residence Time Distribution (RTD) Model

Novel applications to continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing

The Residence Time Distribution RTD is a fundamental chemical engineering concept By definition it is the probability distribution of time that solid or luid materials stay inside one or more unit operations in a continuous flow system It can be used..

Information Technology

Creating Better Clean Label Soft Gels Without Gelatin Crosslinking

Modern manufacturers are facing to produce the perfect clean label soft gel Crosslinking is a common reaction in gelatin capsules with a direct impact on APIs bio availability and opening time Modern technology offers a number of solutions Rousselots..

Expert Talk

The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain from a CDMO’s Perspective

In the world of drug manufacturing change is a constant In order to be successful Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations CDMOs must remain flexible anticipating and adjusting to market dynamics as necessary This ability to adapt is crit..

EXPLORING BYOD

IS IT A CREDIBLE OPTION FOR MY STUDY?

Traditionally electronic Clinical Outcome Assessments eCOA data has been captured via provisioned devices ie devices that have been provided to participants The main reasons for this are to ensure that the patientreported outcome instruments are disp..

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

Since the introduction of the ICH E6 R2 addendum the industry has seen a rise in the implementation of a variety of riskbased monitoring RBM methodologies and technologies However quite often small and mediumsized enterprises SMEs are more reluctant ..

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