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In drug development and translational medicine, consistency matters

In drug development and translational medicine, consistency matters Consistency is among the most important concepts in drug development and translational medicine. Yet, the tests that identify whether a specific substance is present in a sample have so much variability, even among batches, that comparing results over time is difficult, if...

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Jim Edwards Joins ShockWatch Management team as Vice President of Operations

Jim Edwards Joins ShockWatch Management team as Vice President of Operations Jim joined the ShockWatch team in June 2012 as Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for manufacturing, production, warehouse management, shipping, receiving, quality assurance, and procurement. His specialties include: risk management, lean manufacturing, quality management, cost management and negotiation,...

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How does employee motivation reduce product damage? Psychology 101.

How does employee motivation reduce product damage? Psychology 101. Workers who know they are being observed and rewarded for it are more productive than those who are not. Productivity experts learned this in the 1920s and 1930s, naming the principle after the company they were studying – Western Electric Company’s,...

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Complete supply chain visibility is an investment, but the returns are worth it

Complete supply chain visibility is an investment, but the returns are worth it Many companies today outsource some aspects of their manufacturing operations to third-party specialists to realize cost advantages and to open new markets. The result is a very sophisticated, multi-tier, global and multi-enterprise supply network that includes distribution...

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Go West: Trends in Emerging Nations’ Clinical Trials

Go West: Trends in Emerging Nations’ Clinical Trials “Go West, young man.” In the mid-19th century, those words sent a generation beyond the Mississippi to seek their fortunes in America’s interior. Today, entrepreneurial men and women are seeking similar opportunities in emerging markets throughout the world. For pharmaceutical companies, that means...

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Freight inspection is your responsibility, don’t take it lightly

Freight inspection is your responsibility, don’t take it lightly Boosting supply chain efficiency using tested methods When it comes to supply chain risk, information is king. The more you know, the better you can manage, make decisions and engineer improvements. The challenge can seem daunting, multiple carriers, methods of transport, packaging,...

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147 Brains Thaw Near Boston, Putting the Freeze on Research

147 Brains Thaw Near Boston, Putting the Freeze on Research Thoughts of brain freeze may conjure images of ice cream cones and sweltering summer days. In research hospitals the image is different. There, special freezers preserve deep frozen brain tissues at -80°C for use in autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other...

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Compliance is not the enemy, but an opportunity

Compliance is not the enemy, but an opportunity With the regulatory environment as complex as it is, compliance is as hot a topic as it’s ever been. Between HIPAA privacy concerns, FDA regulations and recent news headlines, company executives are beginning to systematically incorporate compliance into planning for overall performance,...

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