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June 2015 Issue of The Medicine Maker

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Regulation Business Practice

The Price is Right?

| Charlotte Barker

Rising drug prices are not helping the industry’s image problem.

Business & Regulation Facilities

Sterility Fears at the NIH

| Stephanie Sutton

How did the NIH get it so wrong – and how can it move on?

Manufacture Small Molecules

Managing Mutations

| Stephanie Sutton

Manufacturers must prove that new drug products are free of cancer-causing impurities

Business & Regulation Business Practice

The Innovation Game

| Stephanie Sutton

Big pharma is turning to outside sources to fill pipelines, but how often are companies backing the wrong horse?

Manufacture Vaccines

Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks

| Stephanie Sutton

Could existing drugs be repurposed as a shortcut to treating Ebola?

Business & Regulation Business Practice

Eyes on Expansion

| Stephanie Sutton

A round-up of the latest expansion plans and new facilities as building fever grips the industry

Manufacture Small Molecules

Amine Alchemy

Complex amines from common chemicals - it's not magic, just clever chemistry.

Business & Regulation Standards & Regulation

One Framework to Rule them All

| Sam Salek

Pharmaceutical and regulatory professionals around the world must speak the same language.

Discovery & Development Formulation

How Does it Feel?

| James Humphrey

The feel of a topical formulation can make a big difference to compliance.

Discovery & Development Clinical Trials

What Patients Want

| Abbe Steel

Most pharma companies want to become more patient focused. But how? You could start by simply listening more carefully.

Manufacture Small Molecules

How to be Fast and Flexible

| Prashant Yadav

The biopharmaceutical sector is rapidly evolving – can your supply chain keep up?

Manufacture Small Molecules

Finding Humanity in Science

| Peter Seeberger, Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern

Meet the award-winning researchers making affordable malaria medicine a reality.

Business & Regulation Standards & Regulation

Countdown to Cures

| Stephanie Sutton

Is pharma keeping up with the latest innovations? US legislators say no, and are looking to a new act to accelerate approvals.

Manufacture Small Molecules

Continuous Progress

| Doug Hausner

It's time to get off the fence and get on board with continuous manufacturing.


Shark Attack

| Charlotte Barker

An innovative biotech is using shark proteins to boost biologics.

Business & Regulation Business Practice

Rebel With a Cause

| Charlotte Barker

Sitting Down With... Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon, India.

Manufacture Quality & Compliance

Architects of Quality

| Sponsored by Catalent

Quality by Design: we’ve all heard the phrase – and know we should be fully on board with the philosophy. But how?

Manufacture Business Practice

Extending the boundaries of QbD

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

Paul Davies and Paul Kippax from Malvern Instruments examine how a QbD approach can inform analytical instrumentation design and manufacture...

Business & Regulation Facilities

Investigating the de-agglomeration profiles of dry powder inhaler formulations

In this paper, the authors describe the use of laser diffraction to analyse dry powder behaviour.

Manufacture Biosimilars

Taylor Dispersion Analysis for assessing the self-association and stability of Insulin

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

Taylor Dispersion measurements are used to monitor self-association and oligomeric state in a variety of buffer conditions.

Manufacture Business Practice

Protein stability measurements amplified: Combining SEC-MALS and DLS to maximize data output

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

The stability of a protein sample and its tendency to aggregate is explored using a combination of SEC-MALS and DLS

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