Supply Chain

Nov 02, 2007
Pharmaceutical Technology
Information technology is the glue that should unify a company while ironically, it enables further fragmentation. Experts talk about the successes and challenges for IT in helping a company function efficiently.
Nov 01, 2007
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Pharmaceutical manufacturers are under increasing pressure to shorten time-to-market, produce treatments with unpredictable product lifetimes, provide greater flexibility and, at the same time, comply with ever more stringent quality, validation, stability and traceability constraints. While this is encouraging for the contract manufacturing sector, it creates the need for even greater manufacturing flexibility.
Sep 01, 2007
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
The recently published Orange Guide 2007 contains significant changes to the GMP requirement placed on pharmaceutical manufacturers, but there have been additional changes to good distribution practice that should not be overlooked.
Aug 02, 2007
Pharmaceutical Technology
Makers of temperature-sensitive products constantly seek to ensure proper conditions during shipping and storage.
Jul 01, 2007
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Driven by a rapidly ageing population and a known high consumption of pharmaceuticals, the French pharmaceutical market has always appeared buoyant.
Jul 01, 2007
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Drug companies have come to realize that spending heavily on creating new blockbuster drugs is risky and less cost-effective ...
Jun 14, 2007
ePT--the Electronic Newsletter of Pharmaceutical Technology
By Pharmaceutical Technology Editors
Brussels (May 30)-The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) called for the pan-European and industry-wide adoption of 2-D barcode technology to combat the increase in counterfeit drugs in Europe.
Jun 01, 2007
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Committee (APIC) — a sector group of Conseil European des Federations de l'Industrie Chimique (CEFIC) — first voiced the need for EU GMP API legislation in 1993 to help ensure the safety of medicines. In 2000, the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) finalized the harmonized API GMP Guideline Q7, which became legal in the US and Japan in 2001. The EU adopted a directive in March 2004 that includes the requirement for APIs in medicines for the EU market to comply with ICH/Q7A. Member States are transposing the directive into their national law: about half of them have completed this process, seven more are well on their way to completion, while seven others are still in earlier stages of adoption.
Apr 27, 2007
Pharmaceutical Technology
Interphex2007, New York, NY (Apr. 26)-Counterfeit medicines are of increasing concern to the pharmaceutical industry, both because of the potential health risks to patients and because of the effects on pharmaceutical companies' businesses. While technology such as e-pedigree and radio frequency identification (RFID) represent solutions to secure the supply chain, there are challenges.
Oct 03, 2006
Pharmaceutical Technology
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) serves as a link between sourcing and procurement professionals in the pharmaceutical industry and suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients.
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