The volume of digital information is increasing at warp-time speed. Whether created as a result of the digitising of non-digital collections, as a digital publication or artwork, or as an inherent part of the day-to-day business of an organisation or individual, more and more information is being created digitally and the pace at which it is being created is accelerating. Read more
Our VP of Life Sciences, Paul Ireland, was at the TOPRA 2018 Symposium in Stockholm, Sweden from October 1st – 3rd to hear and discuss the latest news and initiatives within the pharmaceutical industry together with Life Sciences regulatory professionals from Europe and around the world. Due to the wide-ranging ongoing initiatives within the regulatory space across all divisions of Life Sciences, the conference was split into multiple tracks:
- Human medicines
- Medical devices
- Veterinary medicines
From the initial introduction by Lynda Wight from TOPRA, it was clear that the topic of Brexit would have a role in many of the discussions during the three day agenda. Read more
We have been converting divergent documents into a unified format such as PDF for many years now. For many reasons.
In knowledge-driven industries, the need for standardization is often highly motivated by regulators. For example, in Life Sciences, the introduction of the electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) has accelerated the move from paper to electronic formats. In other industries, archiving needs have led to massive content transformation as well. Transformation to de facto standards such as PDF/A ensures that documents are secure for the long term. Read more
Life Sciences organizations face many challenges when tracking all of the communication that takes place between themselves and other external organizations and health authorities that they deal with on a regular basis. An essential part of any complete Regulatory Information Management (RIM) platform is the ability to plan and track all regulatory activities that an organization needs to undertake. These activities are often initiated by a request that is sent from a health authority for more information, and it is critical that these requests are traceable alongside the tracked regulatory activities in the RIM platform. Read more
We have been converting divergent documents into a unified format such as PDF for many years now.
In knowledge-driven industries such as Life Sciences in particular, the need for standardization is highly motivated by the regulators. The introduction of the electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) has accelerated the move from paper to electronic formats. And the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) has further solidified this drive in its recent implementation guides for Regulated Product Submissions (RPS). Read more
The benefits of electronic files are sufficiently well known. By converting your paper documents to electronic files you have access to all your documents from anywhere in the world and you can easily share your documents with anyone all over the globe. In the meantime, you save office space, you maintain an eco-friendlier environment and the ease of storing and searching electronic documents saves both time and money. No wonder our ways of doing business become more and more digital. Read more
As our ways of doing business become more and more digital, paper document streams are increasingly unproductive and slow down the overall processes on which financial organizations spend lots of money optimizing. On the other hand, with increased digital document exchange, how can your clients really be sure that the invoice they received is indeed the correct one and hasn’t been victim to fraud? Or how can you prove that a contract was signed by you? Read more
Many companies sit on a big pile of old data or use outdated systems to manage certain company information. These legacy data and applications might still be valuable to the organization, but their inefficiency, poor usability and high maintenance cost do not weigh up against the benefits. To get the most out of your legacy data you should convert these files to new file formats to keep them accessible, readable and searchable in the long term. Read more
2017 has been rife with activity in the Life Sciences sphere. But now, 2018 has begun, and, as would be customary, it is time to move on from the past, and to look forward to what this next year will bring. Every industry goes through changes over time and the Life Sciences industry is no exception. But not every change is significant. With so many buzzwords and jargon being thrown around, sometimes it’s hard to wade through the noise and get to the heart of it all.