CONTENTSAutumn 2022 Analytics 6. Metabolomics and Lipidomics Research Accelerated by Trapped Ion Mass Spectrometry How can trapped ion mass spectrometry (TIMS) support advances in cellular biochemistry, and what could this mean for personalised medicine moving forwards?10. Advances in Acousto-Optic Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscopy What benefits to laboratories can be caused by new developments in visualisation technology, and how can they overcome issues associated with analysis?14. SLIM-Based High-Resolution Ion Mobility to Interrogate Glycopeptide Heterogeneity New improvements in High Resolution Ion Mobility (HRIM) could impact the separation ability, throughput and reproducibility, and understanding of glycoprotein structures – what might this mean for researchers?20. The Importance of Temperature Control in Pharmaceutical Analysis As technology within the analysis sphere continues to evolve, how can temperature control be better implemented during drug R&D and why is it becoming increasingly important?Discovery & Development22. People, Pipelines, Projections: What Can Be Done To Help Emerging Therapeutics Get to Market Efficiently? The potential answers to this question are numerous. IPT asked representatives from across the pharma sector for their opinions, with answers including tools, assays, and improved collaboration.Digital26. Is the UK Healthcare Industry Ready to Harness the Potential of Big Data? Has the data collection that began during the COVID-19 pandemic across the pharma industry continued?30. Human-Centred Design: From Inception to Integration IPT discusses the digital innovations that are leading humancentred design with Dr Chris Vincent at PDD, and whether technologies like XR can be beneficial to the research process.34. Providing Support Throughout The Patient Journey Concierge support services are critical to helping patients navigate technology and other logistics in a decentralised clinical trial. How best can they be implemented?Manufacturing37. A Novel Approach to Inhalation Therapy Can advances made in nicotine delivery, such as in e-cigarette devices, be applied to the delivery of other active substances?Lab Automation42. Three Lessons Pharma Can Learn From Manufacturing to Become a Leader in Automation Pharmaceutical companies face plenty of challenges throughout the manufacturing cycle. Automation can be the key to bringing the industry to the forefront of this exciting field.46. AI, 3D Reconstruction, and Robotics in Clinical Phlebotomy IPT speaks to Toon Overbeeke of Vitestro about the potential benefits of using robots in clinics to draw blood from patients. With a shortage of clinical staff all over Europe, Toon believes robotics is the way forward regarding individual clinical patient care.48. The Future of Digitalisation in the Lab Mikael Hagstroem, CEO of LabVantage Solutions, tells IPT about the ongoing potential for laboratories of adopting AI and machine learning (ML), and the benefits that this could bring across the development timeline.Regulars5. Editorial Desk This issue of IPT calls attention to the potential of new opportunities, as in addition to the cutting-edge advancements across the pharma sector being discussed in the magazine, we also return with a brand new website, and lots of content to fill it.50. Events Index This theme of new opportunities continues into the new year, with several exciting events taking place throughout the start of 2023.Index of AdvertisersIFC. ICON
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Human-Centred Design: From Inception to Integration

IPT sat down with Dr Chris Vincent at PDD, to understand more about the digital innovations that are leading design and whether technologies like Extended Reality (XR) can be beneficial to the process


The Importance of Temperature Control in Pharmaceutical Analysis

As technology within the analysis sphere continues to evolve, temperature control is becoming increasingly important for drug discovery and research


Providing Support Throughout the Patient Journey

Concierge services are critical to helping patients navigate technology and other logistics in a decentralised clinical trial. How best can they be implemented?