Cover: Technology is advancing faster than ever. Rapid, major changes are on the horizon for just about everything—including manufacturing. Connectivity and artificial intelligence, along with flexible automation, will allow us to move from a reactive shop floor to an autonomous, self-organizing factory.
Feature: Digital technology is helping clinical trials find new ways to incorporate faster and lower-cost labeling options for IMPs. e-Labels can contain a regulatory-compliant IMP label, and they may also decrease or even eliminate deviations caused by extension relabeling, sterility breaches, tamper-evident seal removal, product mix-up, and temperature excursions. In addition, IMP changes that affect label content can be communicated quickly.
Special Report: In March 2018, more than 640 attendees met in Rome for the 2018 Europe Annual Conference. The record attendance and roster of 70 speakers made it the largest ISPE Europe meeting to date. We cover the keynotes, Pharma 4.0, the YP Hackathon, and other highlights.