Sustainability in pharma
CPhI Podcast Series
by Informa Markets
1w ago
Sustainability in pharma is now gaining the recognition it deserves, quickly becoming one of the biggest priorities for pharma companies across the spectrum. Upgrading this Packaging in pharma comes in all shapes and sizes – whether we are talking about replacing single use plastics in manufacturing, or waste management at the end of the commercial chain. Today we will be talking about sustainability in the pharmaceutical packaging industry, how it can be more ingrained and the impact it will have, with an expert from a leading European packaging company, Adelphe. Félicie Pachot is the Health ..read more
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The importance of Pharma 4.0 to innovation leads in India
CPhI Podcast Series
by Informa Markets
2M ago
In this latest episode from the CPHI Podcast Series, Digital Editor Lucy Chard speaks to Sanjay Sharma, Global Head of Manufacturing, from Dr Reddy’s. Sanjay has over 26 years of experience in roles encompassing sales, the supply chain, and technical operations. Pharma 4.0 is the upgrading of the pharma industry to a more digitalised state, including automation of processes and greater system integration. This has a wealth of advantages, such as leading to greater compliance and quality control in the manufacturing process. Pharma 4.0 also leads to increasing the sustainability of many aspects ..read more
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Driving innovation with pharmaceutical startups
CPhI Podcast Series
by Informa Markets
4M ago
The pharmaceutical industry is brimming with innovation – from biologics such as cell and gene therapies to COVID-19 treatments and precision oncology drugs. And as pharmaceuticals grow more advanced, so too must the drug delivery and packaging solutions that get them safely from the manufacturer to the patient. This is a competitive arena and among all the companies operating in this space, startups are generally seen as the drivers of innovation, often taking high-risk approaches and doing business with greater agility. In this episode, CPHI is joined by Gareth Pearce, founder of Pacifi Ltd ..read more
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Identifying and monitoring animal health and diseases to prevent the next pandemic
CPhI Podcast Series
by Informa Markets
5M ago
An outbreak of zoonotic disease can have devastating economic and social consequences, as evidenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing concern over monkeypox. Defined as a disease that has transitioned from a vertebrate animal to humans, zoonoses account for about 60% of known infectious diseases and 75% of new or emerging infectious diseases.   So, what can be done to limit the spread of these diseases and prevent the next pandemic?    In the latest episode in the CPHI Podcast Series, we hear from two companies – Chipsafer and SoundTalks - whose products use data ..read more
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The importance of novel excipients for innovative drug development
CPhI Podcast Series
by Informa Markets
6M ago
Excipients are essential to the formulation of drug products, but their importance in supporting innovative drug development is often underestimated. According to the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC), drugs that have yet to be developed may need more excipients than are currently available to us, and many new treatments are unlikely to succeed without novel excipients. In short – innovation in drug development requires innovation in excipient manufacturing.  However, the lack of an independent regulatory pathway for novel excipients has historically created barr ..read more
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The Supplements Market – From Slump to Surge
CPhI Podcast Series
by Informa Markets
7M ago
The supplements market is on the rise, with products like vitamins, herbal drinks, and protein powders found in more household cupboards than ever before. The increasing popularity of supplements has coincided with the rise of wellness culture and increasing interest in preventative healthcare, spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the market was declining before emergence of the coronavirus reignited global sales. Supplements can be an excellent way to cover deficiencies not addressed by food intake, but the wide range of products available in health food shops, pharmacies and super ..read more
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Key Considerations in Selecting the Right CMO Partner
CPhI Podcast Series
by Informa Markets
8M ago
Recent market reports tell us that the sterile injectable drugs market is set to grow in the coming years, driven by the increasing use of injectables in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, among others. The COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to this increasing demand and consequently, the market has seen a tightening of capacity. For this reason, many biotech and pharma companies are now having to outsource the manufacturing of their drug products. Yet, many have limited-to-no experience of working with a CMO. In this episode we have the pleasure of b ..read more
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Leveraging data science for sustainable autoinjector development
CPhI Podcast Series
by Informa Markets
9M ago
Environmental impact is an area of increasing focus for the pharma and biopharma industries, with companies like Merck, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline setting ambitious targets for carbon neutrality and laying plans for waste reduction. The need for sustainable solutions is recognised by both industry and consumers, with many companies reimagining their products and processes to incorporate more eco-friendly materials, minimise waste and improve social impact. One such company is SHL Medical, a producer of advanced delivery devices such as autoinjectors, who are utilising data science to adva ..read more
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Success in healthcare M&A: Taking a people-first approach
CPhI Podcast Series
by Informa Markets
10M ago
Global mergers and acquisitions hit an all-time high in 2021, and in the life sciences industry these kinds of deals show no sign of slowing down.  Many companies are turning to M&A to optimise their portfolios and gain access to new technologies, fuelled by an abundance of capital in the sector. These deals can have transformative effects on the companies involved; ideally promoting synergy, diversifying product offerings and improving economies of scale.   However, striking a successful deal takes a lot more than agreeing a price and signing on the dotted line. A ..read more
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Connecting the User to Your Product – Smart Packaging for Smart Devices
CPhI Podcast Series
by Informa Markets
11M ago
Smart devices and companion apps are transforming the patient experience, giving users much more autonomy over treatments and shifting care from hospital to home. The move to digitalisation however is not easy for everyone – particularly users who are less digitally savvy - how can manufacturers design easy to use, intuitive packaging and device solutions which both engage and delight users? This month’s guest is Alex Driver, Senior Consultant at Team Consulting, who draws on an engineering background to advise on considerations for optimal design strategies and shares some great examples ..read more
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