There is a strong trend toward an increased patient-centric approach within the pharma industry. How will this trend drive the direction of cold chain for life sciences in the in the upcoming months and years?
A small sized pharmaceutical company was approaching the final phases of a large phase III global multiple treatment arm oncology study that involved comparator drug. The study criteria required the client to provide study medication to patients active at the conclusion of the study until the drug would be commercially available, when it could then be prescribed to patients continuing treatment.
The global pharmaceutical sector is embarking on a transformational journey in which the supply chain will play an increasing strategic role. There will be a need for greater agility and speed to market.
To maintain the proper temperature of vaccines, West Pediatrics relies on Onset InTemp CX400 Series VFC data loggers for accurate and reliable temperature monitoring.
Europe and the United States are considered the world leaders in the safest pharmaceutical markets for patients. However, the US and Europe are also a lucrative target for drug crime.
For most pharmaceutical companies, a key challenge is the ability to create and maintain an innovative and competitive distribution channel strategy.
The next milestone for manufacturers, November 27, 2017, is the date by which pharmaceutical manufacturers are required to print a unique product identification code on all Rx units of sale and homogenous cases distributed domestically.
Biologic drugs, including monoclonal antibodies are revolutionizing the treatment of human diseases. There are nearly 60 antibodies that are approved and over 300 or more biologic drugs are at various stages of drug development. And with the improved efficacy and growing number of disease targets for biologic drugs, these numbers are likely to continue to increase.
Many organizations in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries have increased their efforts in biotherapeutic drug development to remain competitive by shifting their activities away from small molecule toward biologics drug development.
Recent US and EU serialization mandates have introduced the GS1 DataMatrix barcode symbology into a much wider role in the pharmaceutical supply chain. While linear barcodes have served as identifiers for SKU- and lot-specific information, the more compact GS1 DataMatrix is now being used as the designated carrier for the greater amounts of data needed to authenticate and track each bottle and carton of prescription drug product. As the role of the DataMatrix has expanded, so has the need to read it consistently and reliably throughout the supply chain.
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) have become de rigueur for pharmaceutical oncology drug development pipelines. There are more than 40 ADCs undergoing clinical trials and many more in preclinical development. Get the latest on novel protein modification platform and its application to generate ADCs, including new conjugation chemistries and linkers.