Pharmaceuticals

Emirates SkyCargo launches purpose-built pharma distribution facility

An exterior view of the Emirates SkyPharma facility at Dubai International AirportEmirates SkyPharma, the new purpose-built facility of Emirates SkyCargo, is dedicated exclusively to the timely and secure transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments. The facility is located at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and was recently officially inaugurated by His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and CEO of the Emirates Airline and Group.

More expansion on the cards for Wrapsa

A capsule manufacturing machine at WrapsaWrapsa, one of South Africa’s biggest pharmaceutical contract manufacturing and packaging companies, has spent millions on continually upgrading its facilities. This is in line with the company’s policy to invest in infrastructure, ensuring accreditation and to retain its position in the local market.

Collab to address medicines’ registration backlog

The logo of the National Association of Pharmaceutical ManufacturersThe National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has welcomed a recent statement issued by the Medicines Control Council’s (MCC) Secretariat. The statement announces the MCC’s plans to embark on project, jointly developed with the pharmaceutical industry, to dramatically reduce the backlog of registration applications for medicines.

Astrazeneca responds to COPD crisis with new study

Dr Jasvanti Bhana, AstraZeneca South Africa’s VP for medical and regulatory affairsAccording to World Health Organization (WHO) reports, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of deaths worldwide. It is also the sixth leading cause of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in middle-income countries. This statistic is expected to change to the fifth leading cause worldwide by 2030, making the significance of the disease quite evident.

MCC paves the way for SAHPRA

CEO of Pharma Dynamics, Erik RoosAccording to Erik Roos, the newly appointed CEO of Pharma Dynamics, the groundwork set by the Medicines Control Council (MCC) in the past few months in preparation for the much-anticipated launch of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is likely to usher in a new and much more effective era for the local pharmaceutical sector. Pharma Dynamics is one of SA’s leading producers of generic medicines.

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