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October 2019 Issue of The Medicine Maker

Welcome to the October issue! Find out how some companies are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprints in our cover feature; while Upfront explores the UK Labour Party’s plans to strip market exclusivity from companies that can’t offer the UK an “affordable price” for their medicines. Carlo Toniatti argues that we need a cultural change to tackle the reproducibility crisis, in In My View; and Jonathan Moseley talks scale up of chemical processes for small molecule manufacturing in Best Practice. Kelly Chibale argues, in Business, that Africa has for too long been viewed through a lens of afro-pessimism; and we Sit Down With Charles Gore, Executive Director, Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), Geneva, Switzerland.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Regulation Business Practice

Man Allegedly Praises Pharmaceutical Companies

| Stephanie Sutton

Joe Biden apparently dared say there were “great drug companies out there – except for a couple of opioid outfits.”

Manufacture Technology and Equipment

Predicting All Outcomes

| Maryam Mahdi

How can machine learning techniques improve chemists ability to predict how hypothetical reactions might proceed?

Manufacture Digital Technologies

Solutions in… Automated Quality Reporting

| Maryam Mahdi

A digital tool, Ripeta, is helping to improve the quality of reporting.

Manufacture Technology and Equipment

A (Green) Dream Realized

| Maryam Mahdi

Researchers at the University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands are harnessing solar energy to drive chemical reactions.

Business & Regulation Business Practice

The Patent Snatchers

| James Strachan

Can’t offer an “affordable” price? Then say goodbye to market exclusivity.

Discovery & Development Ingredients

Anti-VEGF: Is Breast Always Best?

| Maryam Mahdi

A recent study shows the capacity of anti-VEGFs to enter human breast milk.

Discovery & Development Drug Discovery

Putting Patients First

| Carlo Toniatti

Oncology research has come a long way over the past 30 years, but we must transform outdated practices to further improve drug discovery innovation.

Business & Regulation Digital Technologies

Time to Pop It In!

| Timo Heikkilä

Timo Heikkilä COO at Popit, Finland, explains how technology can help boost patient compliance rates.

Manufacture Ingredients

It’s In the Water

| Maryam Mahdi

Could the pharmaceutical industry do more to prevent waste entering our water supplies?

Business & Regulation Technology and Equipment

Plug and Play for the Future

| Daniel McCarthy

Single-use biotech process equipment is already making use of technology to automate processes and the level of complexity is increasing.

Manufacture Facilities

The Green Facilities of the Future

| Thomas Otto

We only have one planet. We must play a responsible role when it comes to its care.

Manufacture Packaging

Com(PET)ing with the Conventional

| Fabio Silvestri

Sustainable packaging options have as much to offer the industry as traditional solutions.

Business & Regulation Business Practice

Zero Impact

| Dorethe Nielsen

Rethinking our approach to the use of energy and resources could help transform our relationship with the environment.

Manufacture Quality & Compliance

Process Development 101: How Not to Burn Down Your Factory

| Jonathan Moseley

How to manufacture your API in the right quantity, at the right cost, and in the right time frame.

Discovery & Development Drug Discovery

Dispelling the African Myth

| Kelly Chibale

It's time to rewrite the narrative about Africa's role in the pharmaceutical industry.

Business & Regulation Business Practice

The Advocate

| Maryam Mahdi

Sitting Down With… Charles Gore, Executive Director, Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), Geneva, Switzerland.

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