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December 2015 Issue of The Medicine Maker

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Articles featured in this issue

Manufacture Technology and Equipment

New and Improved

| Charlotte Barker

New technologies in our Innovation Awards… and an expanded editorial team!

Manufacture Analytical Science

Smart Sensor Capsule

| Stephanie Vine

A capsule being developed in Ireland aims to contain not medicine, but process analytical technology.

Discovery & Development Drug Delivery

New Age Traveler

From Iceland’s volcanic springs to a lab in South Denmark; does the microbe Sulfolobus. islandicus hold the key to a drug’s safe transit through the gut?

Business & Regulation Business Practice

A Turbulent Transaction?

Pfizer and Allergan are to combine to form the world’s biggest pharma behemoth – for tax?

Manufacture Advanced Medicine

Let Construction Commence for Cell Manufacture

The UK aims high with a new manufacturing center designed to meet the needs of cell and gene therapies.

Business & Regulation Business Practice

AMA Ad-Block

The AMA calls for a ban on direct-to-consumer drug advertising in the US. But is such prohibition realistic?

Manufacture Advanced Medicine

Bridging the 'Omics Gap

A new personalized test aims to predict which side effects a patient will suffer from.

Business & Regulation Business Practice

An Issue of Quality

| Stephanie Vine

2015 has been a difficult year for Indian pharma companies – and ASSOCHAM is calling for the country to get its “house in order”.

Discovery & Development Analytical Science

Data: Wanted Dead or Alive

| Ryan Sasaki

Can R&D organizations really afford to kill off analytical data that could be used for future decision-making?

Business & Regulation Business Practice

A Dangerous Trend?

| Michael Kinch

Is the reverse merger between Pfizer and Allergan the most recent chapter in a troubling trend?

Business & Regulation Business Practice


Considering Ebola's impact, how can we incentivize development in other important health areas?

Discovery & Development Standards & Regulation

Understanding Acceptable – Analytical Method – Submissions

| Marie Morin

Digesting regulatory guidance is not always easy, but understanding the main points – and then paying attention to the details – will improve your chances of success.

Manufacture Technology and Equipment

The Medicine Maker Innovation Awards

| Stephanie Vine

The Medicine Maker Innovation Awards; recognizing the most exciting new technologies of 2015!

Business & Regulation Business Practice

How to Get PR Right

| Marcus Lippold

How do your customers, your competitors, the press or even the public perceive your organization?

Manufacture Small Molecules

Precision Medicine; Imprecise Manufacturing and Supply

Precision medicine holds much promise; are companies up to the challenge?

Business & Regulation Business Practice

Emerging Market Explorer

Sitting Down With... Raman Singh, President, Mundipharma Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Manufacture Bioprocessing - Upstream & Downstream

Making Media Better Than Average

| Sponsored by GE Healthcare

Cell culture media developers used to focus on maximizing protein yield. But yields are yesterday’s problem...

Manufacture Analytical Science

Piecing Together Protein Analysis

| Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

In-depth analysis of original and new candidate drugs for biosimilars is easier than ever before…

Manufacture Drug Delivery

Sublingual Vaccines – A Taste of the Future?

| Sponsored by Catalent

What if biologics and vaccines could be delivered via the buccal or sublingual route?

Manufacture Business Practice

Binding thermodynamics of substituted diaminopyrimidine renin inhibitors

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

See how thermodynamics can be used to improve your lead optimization process.

Manufacture Business Practice

Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) to optimize antibody manufacturing

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

In this white paper, we report the use of the thermal stability data obtained from DSC to screen conditions for viral inactivation of an antibody1.

Discovery & Development Business Practice

Measuring Low-Level Polymorphic Contamination using Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopy

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

Polymorphic conversions are an ongoing problem in the pharmaceutical industry.

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