Issue 70 | May 2018

Life sciences innovation non-profit The Pistoia Alliance has launched the User Experience for Life Sciences toolkit, designed to help pharma and biotech companies improve the user-friendliness of their software. We find out how poorly designed software can impact R&D and clinical trial processes, and how the toolkit could help.

We also consider the problem of unapproved and unregulated antibiotics being manufactured in India, investigate whether self-imposed price caps by some big pharma companies will be enough to keep drugs affordable, and find out more about Elsevier’s plans to create a new taxonomy for traditional Chinese medicine.

Finally, we take a look inside Canada’s Centre for Drug Research and Development as it works to solve unmet medical needs using innovative technologies, and unveil the six winning packaging systems at Pharmapack Europe 2018, which range from a motor-driven disposable auto-injector to an all-in-one contactless multi-dose delivery cap.


Editor |Katie Woodward
Group Editor | Susanne Hauner

Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun

Writers | Elly Earls, Chris Lo, Abi Millar
Magazine Designer | Lorena Martinez

Graphic Designers | Paulius Zutautas, Francesco Cianciulli, Marzia Compassi, Kate Cuntapay, Anett Arc, Sara Basto, Marzia Del Gaone
Lead Designer | John Hammond 
Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West


Sales Manager | Nimai Amin

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Deputy Editor | Callum Tyndall

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