GCC Pharma Regulatory Summit
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PRA is launching the GCC Pharma Regulatory Summit that will take place on the 10-11th of April 2017.
The summit also includes:
9th of April: Master class on e-CTD
12-13th of April: Pharmacovigilance training

The summit will give a full picture of the specifics of regulating the pharma market in the GCC region: UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.

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PHARM Connect Congress 2017

22nd-23rd February 2017 Budapest, HUNGARY

The PHARM Connect Congress 2017 offers the perfect setting for pharmaceutical and biotechnological solution providers to present their products and services directly to key decision makers of target client population throughout Central Eastern Europe.

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Controlled Release Delivery 2017: Strengthening innovation and overcoming the challenging regulatory landscape

SMi will once again return to London for the 14th annual Controlled Release Delivery show which will take place on the 3rd & 4th of April.

Controlled Release Delivery 2017 will provide practical and critical discussions on the latest innovation in controlled release drug delivery. Alongside this, the conference will strengthen understanding in the latest regulatory landscape.

Aimed at drug development experts and formulation specialists, the 2017 event will explore key topics such as innovations in drug delivery, nanoparticles/nanomedicine & QbD, CNS drug delivery and therapeutic application.

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Beyond Brexit and EU Falsified Medicine Directive

SMi Group Reports: (2016.11.16, London, UK): Over 90 senior leaders in parallel trade will meet in London in February 2017 to discuss upcoming trends and share best practices.

With Brexit and the new EU Falsified Medicine Directive, what does the future hold for parallel trade? SMi’s Parallel Trade conference will be returning to London next February 6th-7th, for its 11th year, to discuss short term and long term concerns of pharma manufacturers, regulators and parallel traders. They will engage in an interactive debate and discuss how to keep abreast of the current trends and how to overcome all challenges.

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Interview with the Winner of the 1st ever Central Eastern European (CEE) Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Award


SANOFI won the 1st ever CEE Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Award in the manufacturers category at PHARM Connect - the market leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing business summit for CEE.To learn more about the award winning project, TEG the organiser of PHARM Connect interviewed Csaba Hertelendi, Value Stream Manager at SANOFI. Csaba Hertelendi is a chemical engineer and was the plant manager when he started this project with his colleagues from Process Development.

(In the picture (from left): Mátyás Aradi, Site Director and Csaba Hertelendi, Value Stream Manager, SANOFI)

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How pharmacy practice has transformed in the region

Dubai, 22 September 2015:

The pharmacy practice in the GCC region is seen by many experts to have made great progress over the past years, especially in the last decade. In the past, the pharmacy profession is believed to have a "dispensary" function, as shared by Dr. Adeline Saba, Pharmacy Manager from Corniche Hospital in UAE. This involves the classic role of just "handing in" the medication to patients.

However in the last ten years, pharmacy practice has seen a leap from this "dispensary" function towards a more patient-centric approach where pharmacists are more oriented now towards patient care, shares Dr. Lamia Yahya, Clinical Pharmacist also from Corniche Hospital in UAE. The practice is now said to be focused on medication safety and quality of care, as well as on the advancement of clinical pharmacists and their role in the healthcare team, adds Dr. Adeline Saba.

Read more: Pharmacy in the GCC region