TAPI's Articles

How Trace Analysis Ensures Product Safety

By Michael Tikhonov, Group Manager, TAPI Analytical R&D

 

Second article in the "Elemental Impurities" series - To protect patient health and the world’s drug supply, drug manufacturers go to great lengths to ensure their drug products are safe, effective and meet stringent regulatory requirements before going to market, as do active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) suppliers for such drug products. In recent years, companies have adopted more advanced analytical techniques and invested in state-of-the art instrumentation to make sure their products are as pure as possible. 

 

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>>> Read the first article in the series here


 

 

The Wave of the Future: Peptide APIs

By Dror Gefen, Site Quality Head, TAPI Plantex-Abic

Even though pharmaceutical peptides were first introduced decades ago, peptide production is still considered a young market with promising therapeutic capabilities and exciting potential for the API industry. Most APIs are manufactured with established processes and state-of-the-art technology. TAPI and its strategic partner Novetide are also pioneering a biologic approach to produce peptide APIs. Scientific advancements over the past several years have resulted in peptide APIs with more stable molecules, allowing them to be produced in larger quantities.

 

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TAPI gears up for DCAT Week ‘17

By Nimrod Bar-Zvi, Head of TAPI Sales, Americas 

 

 

TAPI is looking forward to four exciting days at DCAT Week ‘17 next month, the industry’s premier business development event held annually in New York City. We are preparing to unveil new products and discuss how TAPI can support our customer’s needs. 

 

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Making the Worlds Drug Supply Safer from Elemental Impurities

By Mislav Runje, Associate Director, R&D, TAPI Analytics

 

Because pharmaceutical production is a global industry and growing, regulators will soon be requiring API suppliers and drug manufacturers to meet new universal standards in general, including specific standards for elemental impurities to help ensure drug products are safe, regardless of where they are made. 

 

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TAPI's leadership presents: TAPI's plans for 2017

TAPI leadership team

 

A short video by TAPI's leadership team from R&D and Regulatory Affairs, Sales, Marketing, Quality, Supply Chain and Operations, that presents each business unit plans for 2017 and how it will benefit you as our valued partner.

 

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Effective Procedures for Bulk Product Sampling

Zohar De-Valenca, Sr Mgr TSA, Technologistic Team

 

Proper bulk product sampling plays an important role in the API industry by helping ensure the raw materials being used in drug products are consistently safe and effective. TAPI samples every product before its final release to our customers. We have found that customers who follow a different sampling process may get different results.

 

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Optimizing Our Supply Chain to Serve Customers Better

By Meir Shimon, Director, TAPI Global Supply Chain, Head of Network Optimization

 

In the fast-paced API industry, the journey from raw materials to high-quality API products is complex, and it takes a well-managed supply chain to meet customer demand worldwide. To be an industry-leading API manufacturer, you must be able to operate efficiently, fill orders quickly, and keep costs in line without sacrificing product quality. Supply chain optimization helps make that possible. At TAPI, our Global Supply Chain Network Optimization Group focuses on maximizing supply chain operations, by implementing processes, tools and decisions – some of them long term – that will enhance performance. We strive to improve the customer experience and increase our flexibility and responsiveness to changing market conditions.

 

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Missed us at CPHI? Here you can find our recap for the event 

By David Gonzalez, Sr Director TAPI sales Europe & India

 

TAPI expanded its presence in a big way at CPhI Worldwide this year, showcasing our commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience. We took every opportunity to bring this approach to life through our new, interactive booth, in our CEO’s presentation to customers, in new product offerings, and in the debut and global launch of our redesigned customer platform, the TAPI Online portal.

 

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Upgraded TAPI Online Offers Industry-Leading Benefits to Customers Worldwide

By Henit Lapid, VP Global Portfolio and Marketing

 

Get ready for a faster, easier and better customer experience! On October 4th our upgraded TAPI Online customer portal officially launches worldwide! This portal raises the bar on digital services for customers in the API industry, setting a new standard for centralized information and communication. Customers can now access exclusive information on API products, manage all of their communications with TAPI in one spot, track current projects and view previous ones, get answers quickly to keep work moving, and locate key API documentation to download by themselves with just a few clicks.

 

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We invite you to go digital with TAPI at CPhI Worldwide in Barcelona

By Kerri McCullough Wood, VP Head of Global Sales

 

When 36,000 industry professionals enter the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via for CPhI Worldwide next month, TAPI’s digital presence will be found nearly everywhere throughout the Fira. Attendees will connect to the conference Wi-Fi through a special TAPI landing page, they will be invited to relax in the TAPI-sponsored “Reconnect2Business” rest and recharge areas, and they will experience our cutting-edge online services at TAPI’s interactive booth: Hall H4, Stand 4C10. Our vision to create a “digital ecosystem” with industry-leading digital tools and services for our customers will come to life at CPhI Worldwide.

 

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6 Steps to Achieving Success in Emerging Markets

By David Gonzalez, Senior Director of TAPI Sales, TAPI International

 

In the 80 years TAPI has been in business, the pharmaceutical industry has made tremendous advancements which have profoundly improved the health and quality of life for billions of people around the world.  Developed countries with stable economies and established healthcare systems have seen the greatest benefits. But according to the International Monetary Fund, 85 percent of the world’s population – 6 billion people – live in developing or emerging markets, with limited or no options for safe and effective drug products to properly treat medical disorders.

 

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The EU’s New GDP Guidelines for API Distributors

By Bertil Wagensveld, TAPI Global Logistics Director

 

In the ever-changing pharmaceutical industry, product quality standards must continue to be rigorous to ensure pharmaceutical products that go to market will be safe and effective. Regulatory agencies worldwide have long required drug manufacturers to meet strict guidelines. Now, one region is going a step further by requiring distributors of active pharmaceutical ingredients to meet quality guidelines for distribution.

 

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TAPI’s New State-of-the-Art Plant Delivers Fast, Flexible Service

By Ante Radić, Plant Manager for Synthesis SM2, TAPI Croatia

 

TAPI customers may soon have their orders filled at TAPI’s newest, most technologically-advanced API manufacturing facility in this part of Europe, with the full capability to produce a wide array of products from low to high potency APIs, and more.

 

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Keeping the environment in mind!

By Pascal Michoux, Vice-President Global EHS of TAPI & Biologics

 

TAPI is planning to achieve energy efficiencies through investment in engineering improvements, energy management systems, adopting new technologies, and applying “Energy by Design” principles to seek energy savings in every project.

 

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4 Examples For How Customers Voice Helps Shaping Customer Experience

By Aluma Ben Horin, Global Customer Experience Projects Manager, TAPI

 

At TAPI, we are proud of our culture of continuous improvement. For the customer experience team, that means we strive to serve TAPI’s customers better today than we did last year, last month or last week. We recognize there is always room for improvement but in order to improve, we need to know how we are performing. Customer feedback tells us that.

 

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TAPI strengthens partnerships with customers at CPhI China

By TingTing Zhou, Associate Director of TAPI Sales

 

CPhI China, the industry event of the year in China, drew more than 30,000 pharmaceutical professionals to Shanghai last week, including TAPI customers from throughout the country. Having the TAPI China team and our customers together in the same place provides an ideal setting to meet face-to-face and discuss new products and business opportunities.

 

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Upgraded TAPI Online Delivers an Industry-Leading Customer Experience

By Tal Lankri Sasson, Dir TAPI Global Marketing Communications

 

TAPI is bringing an exciting new level of digital services to the industry with the introduction of our upgraded customer portal: TAPI Online. The portal is poised to make a game-changing impact that will lead the API industry with an all-encompassing customer-centric approach to digital services.

 

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Micronization:  Precision and Experience Matter

By Guy Samburski, Senior Director of Technology R&D, TAPI

 

Whether it is a cholesterol-lowering tablet, an inhalation treatment for asthma, or chemotherapy to fight cancer, medicines available today are required to work quickly and more effectively than ever before. To manufacture drug products that absorb properly, it is essential to start with active pharmaceutical ingredients consisting of particles that are the proper size. Larger particles can be reduced through a process called micronization.

 

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TAPI connects with customers and shares information at FCE Brazil 2016

By Sandra Soares, Director, TAPI Sales, TAPI International Sales Office

 

FCE Pharma is considered the most important trade show in the region and draws pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and suppliers from Latin America and neighboring countries. While many attendees were familiar with TAPI, others didn’t realize the scope of products, services and information we offer customers.

 

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TAPI Presents New Opportunities with Customers at CPhI Japan 2016

Koby Toby, Representative Director and President of TAPI Japan

 

Tokyo served as the setting for the CPhI pharmaceutical show last month, welcoming the TAPI Japan team and thousands of other industry professionals to CPhI Japan. This exhibition is the country’s premier industry event, drawing decision makers from Japan-based pharmaceutical companies and global organizations who do business in the country.

 

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 Benchmarking Key to Continuous Improvement

By Aluma Ben Horin, Global Customer Experience Projects Manager, TAPI

 

When seeking new ideas to continuously improve our customer experience, TAPI turned to benchmarking. We found benchmarking to be an effective way to find solutions that have proven successful in other complex global organizations with similar customer service characteristics. Performance benchmarking allows companies to gauge how well they are performing relative to other similar organizations and to identify ways they can improve or differentiate themselves in their industry.

 

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Salesforce CRM Delivers Leading Technology for Seamless TAPI Customer Experience

By Yaara Leonov, Customer Service Projects Manager for TAPI

 

We are very excited to announce that TAPI will launch Salesforce CRM next month – June 2016. Salesforce is an online customer relationship management platform (CRM) that will enable us to respond more quickly to customers’ needs, handle inquiries more efficiently, and provide each and every customer with comprehensive, up-to-date account information.

 

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TAPI unveils exciting plans for FCE Pharma

By Sandra Soares, Director, TAPI Sales, TAPI International Sales Office

 

TAPI’s Brazil and Latin America team will have a lot to offer at FCE Pharma when it gets underway at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

The exhibition is considered the most important trade show in the region for pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, and we are eager to share exciting TAPI product and technology updates with attendees. 

 If you are attending FCE Pharma, please stop by and meet us.  We are located at Aisle C2, Stand C225. We look forward to exploring new ways to meet your needs!

 

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DCAT Week ’16: Focusing on the Future

By Kerri McCullough Wood, Vice President, Head of Global TAPI Sales 

 The TAPI team was one of the many pharmaceutical developers, suppliers, manufacturers and leading researchers who converged on New York for DCAT Week ‘16 – the industry’s premier business development event.

During DCAT Week - we introduced 9 new pipline products in several disease categories.

 

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TAPI’s Control Tower Tackles the Unexpected to Help Meet Customer Demand

By Oren Reuveni, Director of Supply Services for TAPI

 More than ever, pharmaceutical manufacturers must be flexible in order to meet the changing demand for medicines worldwide. While medium- and long-term planning is critical, in today’s fast-paced environment it is only part of the equation. When new market opportunities arise, pharmaceutical companies need to react quickly to stay a step ahead in this highly-competitive industry. As their API supplier, we must also react quickly to support their needs. TAPI’s intricate global supply chain produces thousands of orders for nearly 1,000 customers, and while flexibility is essential it can be challenging to put into practice. 

 

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From Customer Service to Customer Experience

By Idit Booch, Senior Director Global Customer Experience

Delivering an exceptional customer experience can be a challenge for large organizations. Professionals across multiple departments, in multiple locations, providing different kinds of support must work as a team to support their customers, all of whom have individualized needs. It’s a complex process requiring a lot of behind-the-scenes coordination and sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. At TAPI (Teva Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients), we strive to provide the best service in the API industry, but that doesn’t come easily.  We understand we need to continually change and grow so we can do a better job serving our customers every day. 

 

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Physical Quality Specifications Lead to Success

By Guy Samburski, Senior Director of Technology R&D

Whether a dose form is a tablet, capsule or sophisticated delivery system, an API’s physical properties play a key role in determining whether the dose form will perform effectively.

Particle size distribution, or PSD, is probably the most important physical property of an API. It is a critical parameter in the manufacturing process and determines how effective a dose form’s performance will be. In order to meet the specifications, the API provider requires expertise in crystallization and size reduction processes. At TAPI, experience has taught us that it is essential to collaborate closely with pharmaceutical manufacturers to set the right specifications to ensure flawless API manufacturing and a consistent supply.

 

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Why Forecasting is the Strongest Link in the API Supply Chain

By Mar Gimeno, Director - Head of TAPI Global S&OP and Demand Planning 

For some, forecasting is seen as a science and others an art. For all of us in the API industry, supply chain forecasting is an essential management tool that enables us to reduce some of the uncertainty in the product life cycle and plan for successfully meeting customers’ needs. Every link in the supply chain counts on forecasting accuracy to operate effectively. It creates better supply plans to meet demands, and gives the business a clearer picture of production costs and output. It improves manufacturing efficiency by avoiding overproduction and minimizes the risk of running out of stock. And most importantly, it ensures customers get the products they need and when they need them, so they can meet marketplace demand. 

 

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 Control of genotoxic impurities as a critical quality attribute

By Michal Skarek, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, RA TAPI

For the past few years identification and control of genotoxic impurities in pharmaceutical products has become worldwide one of key issues within development and commercialization of the products. Since some of these impurities may cause mutations and potentially a cancer, there are efforts to avoid and/or keep them to minimal levels to limit the potential carcinogenic risks and so ensure the safety of the products. Consequently, both drug developers and drug producers including API suppliers are investing vast resources in assessments of potential impurities in their products and in developing analytical methods to determine and control the toxic ones to assure compliance of their products with the relevant health regulations. 

 

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