Adis whitepaper

Whitepaper: The changing faces of device safety

The benefits of literature monitoring throughout the lifecycle Executive Summary One would be forgiven for thinking that the current changes to the guidelines for medical device safety meant just an increase in workload for the manufacturers. But look beyond the “overalls” and you will see that these changes present a golden opportunity for the device industry to demonstrate the real-world benefits it has on …

Zenith Case Study

Case study: MES Centre of Excellence

The Challenge A global pharmaceutical company with sites worldwide had a requirement to standardise their Manufacturing Execution Systems across four sites. In order to achieve this they wanted to create an MES Centre of Excellence (CoE) that would sit above all sites and provide leadership, best practices, research, support and training. The CoE needed to be tailored to the customer’s …

Zenith Serialisation Whitepaper

Overcoming the practical challenges of Pharmaceutical Serialization

Is Pharmaceutical Serialization on your radar? With new regulations either being implemented or pending should it be? Serialization entails adding a unique identifier to single saleable units of prescription and some other medicines so they can be tracked and authenticated throughout the supply chain. Requirements for serialization are already active in some parts of the world and they will be …

Leica Biosystems

From validation to practice: transforming pathology with Aperio Solutions

Using Digital Pathology for Frozen Section Intraoperative Consultation in an NHS Multi-Hospital Trust INTRODUCTION  Pathology Departments today are faced with many challenges in regards to effectively handling their workflow. More pathologists and technologists are retiring, while demand for specialist  pathologists is increasing. Hospital laboratories are being forced to consolidate services and are seeking tools that can help them effectively provide …

Diagnosis in neurosurgery

Remote intra-operative diagnosis in neurosurgery

Graham McHardy CSci FIBMS Department of Pathology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK   The introduction of digital slide scanning for remote reporting has restored an important service for patient healthcare at a Scottish hospital Telepathology is the process of digitising histological images for transmission electronically to remote centres, often for the purposes of diagnosis. Some telepathology systems employ robotic microscopes, which can be controlled remotely in order …

Elsevier whitepaper

Meeting pharmacovigilance and medical device post-market surveillance requirements

Elsevier R&D Solutions for Pharma and Life Science: extracts from Elsevier’s whitepaper  THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MONITORING LITERATURE Monitoring literature for product citations would be an impossible task if not for modern research informatics solutions. Corporate, academic and government pharmaceutical and medical research facilities produce in excess of 20 terabytes of data per day. Even with only a fraction of this data …

3D bio printing human body parts

Japanese scientists from University of Tokyo Hospital has worked their way to develop an amazing technique in customisation of body parts via 3D printing technology. With 3D bio-printer, it is expected that cells can be “printed” in the way mimicking the native cells arrangements within organs. If successful, this discovery will fully eliminate the need for organ transplantation in current …