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    Today’s patients are being afforded access to life-saving medicines wherever they are, thanks to innovation in drug delivery methods and the efforts of medicine manufacturers that are shifting operations to produce easier-to-use delivery systems as well as medicines that are more customized to meet the needs of specific patient groups. 

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  • Women In Bio Profile - Lessons Learned From 10 Years Performing Tech Transfers

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  • eTMF Survey: Lagging Technology Adoption Will Impact Clinical Trials

    When you think of the pharmaceutical industry, you probably do not picture firms that are anxious to jump on new technologies, or willing to adopt new tools that have not been proven successful. New technologies are now available to facilitate the collection of data in clinical trials, yet Big Pharma and CROs are not climbing over one another to be the early adopters. So is it really surprising that with electronic trial master files (eTMF) now available to clinics, and bearing the blessing of the FDA, that many sites continue to amass large volumes of paper?

  • 7 Essential Steps To Hiring A Pharmaceutical Consultant

    In preparation for the spring 2014 hiring season, The CECON Group has recently developed guidelines for choosing the best consultant for a project. Selecting and managing a technical consultant can be a challenge, especially if the subject matter is well outside of the hiring manager’s field of expertise. In the pharmaceutical industry, consultants can help companies of any size to deal with various aspects of drug development, including the selection of suppliers and outsourcing partners.  

  • Women In Bio Profile: Industry Insights From The Executive Director Of Compliance At Seattle Genetics

    From the time she was young, Kristin Rand’s mother said she would be an actress or a lawyer. Although she thought her mother was probably correct, she didn’t like the prospect of becoming either, merely because she did not want her mother to have predicted her future. While in high school she developed an interest in genetics and the promise it held for the future of personalized medicine. Rand notes she always had an interest in the questions that science had not yet answered.  

    She began her collegiate career at Fordham University as a pre-med student but was not sure she would want to go to medical school after graduation. She opted to pursue a specialized undergraduate degree, eventually transferring to UCONN and landing on their Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program. When she later decided to go on to graduate work, the choice was between a degree in law or molecular genetics. She chose law and finally succumbed to what her mother always felt she was naturally inclined to do. She made FDA law and bioethics the focus of her training. After working in medical communications, education, and legal for various vendor companies, she moved over to the pharma side of the house. Her first position was with Wyeth, prior to its acquisition by Pfizer. The dynamics of working in such a large and complex global organization again peaked her interest, and was the impetus for her returning to school, this time to secure a masters degree in industrial-organizational psychology.

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    In this Women In Bio (WIB) profile article, Dawn Hocevar, director of national development for BioSurplus, discusses her job, trends in the market for used lab equipment, and best practices to keep in mind when shopping for used equipment. She also discusses what WIB can do for young women entering the pharma and biopharmaceutical industries.

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  • Variety of Prescription Meds To Switch To OTC Status in Ireland Consumers in Ireland will soon have access to a broader range of pharmaceutical products, following the Health Products Regulatory Authority’s (HPRA) decision to change up to 34 prescription-only meds to over-the-counter (OTC) status. The drug regulator published 12 of the initial products that will make the switch on Wednesday.
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