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How can webinars help you in the pharmaceutical industry?
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Published - 22.Mar.2017

Keeping up to date with the latest research and information is vital for pharmaceutical professionals to ensure they are providing the best possible products and service.   Webinars are a brilliant way to do this. As a knowledge sharing platform, they allow industry leaders to give insight and educate those working within the pharmaceutical sector. This keeps you up to date with areas such as drug discovery, drug development, drug formulation, clinical development, and clinical trials.   Each of our webinar lasts approximately 60...MORE >

FDA NOVEL DRUG APPROVALS FOR 2016: 22 NEW DRUGS DEVELOPED
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Published - 24.Feb.2017
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Clinical trials are at the heart of all advances in healthcare. The more effective treatments, drugs or combination of pharmaceuticals researchers discover, the bigger the chance of finding a cure becomes. In relation to this, FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) plays a huge role in the medical field and its progress. Each year, CDER reviews and approves a number of novel drugs as well as therapeutic biological and other medical products which are safe and effective enough...MORE >

Subscription Plans: What are the benefits?
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Published - 30.Jan.2017
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Subscriptions are becoming a growing trend in almost every industry. This comes as no surprise as behind this trend there is a number of benefits for both business and customers. Same applies to the Clinical and Research sector. As we know, in order to upgrade their knowledge and keep their skills sharp, practitioners look for the best online courses, seminars and consultancies that will help them accomplish all of this. With plenty of options out there, choosing the right training...MORE >

A Closer Look at the Revised GMP Annex 15: Qualification and Validation
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Published - 24.Jan.2017
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Ever since the first introduction of the Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice in 2001, there have been a number of updates occurring in the GMP setting. Because the manufacturing environment and the whole research landscape are continuously changing, revising the guidelines is simply inevitable. In many way, requirements of regulatory authorities tighten up, more advanced qualifications of personnel are asked for, stricter principles are discussed and implemented, and more computer systems as well as technology-driven procedures come into play. It...MORE >

Learn About the Latest Updates of the GMP Guidelines
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Published - 06.Jan.2017
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The manufacturing environment and regulatory setting in Pharma are changing. There is a continuous adoption of new approaches when it comes to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) by researchers and other practitioners. Progressive technologies are coming into play as well, in attempt to streamline the landscape of drug manufacturing, the Clinical industry, the Research sector and healthcare in general. Consequently, clinging on to outdated requirements which do not apply to the current state of all of those fields becomes a practice...MORE >

What is the importance of Good Laboratory Practice?
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Published - 27.Dec.2016
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The term Good Laboratory Practice or GLP was first introduced in 1970’s in Denmark and New Zealand. Soon after that, it was used by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), referring to a quality system of regulation and management practices or requirements in research laboratories. Good Laboratory Practice embodies different principles which are designed to ensure and promote consistency, quality, safety, reliability and integrity of chemicals during non-clinical and laboratory testing. Nevertheless,...MORE >

Good Manufacturing Practice in Pharma: Importance and Training Courses
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Published - 12.Dec.2016
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Poor quality pharmaceuticals and similar medical products pose great risks to patients and healthcare in general. On top of turning into a waste of time, effort and resources, in the end, they cannot deliver the intended treatment results and therapeutic effect. The main reason behind products’ inefficacy and hazardous nature is insufficient or uncontrolled manufacturing environment. In this regard, in order to prevent risks of infections, complications, degradation of medicine, cross-contamination or other negative impact before during and after production,...MORE >

Astra Nova is Launching a Christmas Campaign in December
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Published - 05.Dec.2016
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As an industry leading training and certification provider, Astra Nova provides bespoke online training programs, in-house training solutions, webinars and a number of free courses suitable for Clinical Research Organisations, Pharmaceutical companies and other institutions in the field of Biotechnology. With the new year just around the corner, we are now launching a Christmas campaign which delivers great offers and discounts on all of our individual and corporate certification courses. Gaining in-depth knowledge on ethics, regulatory requirements, guidelines, good practices, audits, informed consent, drug...MORE >

What is Quality Assurance in Clinical Trials?
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Published - 29.Nov.2016
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There are plenty of factors which affect the clinical trial landscape. Sometimes it could be due to unpredicted patients’ behavior or reactions, while performing a study. Newly introduced guidelines which require immediate action different from pre-set processes are able to alter how Pharma is unfolding as well. Technological advancements can also dictate major changes. Developments and tech-driven practices, tools, methods and trends such as implementing electronic data capture, m-health or cloud computing are all forces which impact the research industry...MORE >

The Importance of Risk Management in Clinical Trials
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Published - 22.Nov.2016
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Pharmaceutical companies and clinical study organizations recognize Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) as extremely vital. They are critical not only to drug development and other related research processes but to patients’ safety as well. In this regard, sustaining quality, precision and compliance is a way to guarantee that pharmaceuticals and medicinal products are safe to use, while human subjects are protected from various trial risks. Therefore, sponsors who are responsible for Quality Assurance and Quality Controll utilize a...MORE >

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