4 Ways Dental Clinics Can Reduce Their Expenses

4 Ways Dental Clinics Can Reduce Their Expenses

If you want to make your dental practice
more profitable, you either can get more customers, reduce costs, or do both.
Unfortunately, not all dental practices can produce clients out of thin air and
have to find ways to squeeze costs and overheads if they even want to survive.
Luckily for them, however, there are plenty of ways that any dental practice
can reduce operation costs, sometimes by making
minor adjustments. Here are a few ways dental clinics can reduce their

Install Motion Detectors

We’re not talking about security here. Adding motion detectors could help you save on
your energy costs. You could use motion detectors to operate lights or special
equipment in places like storage and examination rooms. Doing this alone could
eventually save you hundreds of pounds in energy costs every year. You could
also use them to control heating in various rooms.

Shop Around for Utilities

Know that you don’t have to accept whatever
fee your utility company is charging and you can always negotiate. This is
especially true if you’ve been with them for many years and are letting them
know that you’re ready to take your business elsewhere. You should also check
business electricity comparison sites and shop around for better deals. Some
people have been able to save up to 45% on their electricity costs by using utility comparison sites and making the
switch. These will allow you to check multiple quotes in minutes and help you
find the best one for your needs.

Go for LED

If you’re still relying on halogen as many
practices do, it’s time to make the switch to LED or CFL lights. Both options
will cost you less on electricity, and will also last much longer. You could
cut your lighting energy costs by up to

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Online Pharmacies in the UK
Online Pharmacies

Opportunities and Obstacles for Online Pharmacies in the UK

More and more businesses are transitioning to a digital platform, using the power of technology to improve the products and services offered and delivered to consumers. Most industries impacted most prevalently by the tech boom have included retail businesses, but the healthcare sector is beginning its catch-up. The most recent shift toward a more digitally focused consumer experience is pharmacy operations. Many patients are demanding faster, more efficient tracking and delivering of their prescription medications from pharmacies without a physical location. While some organisations have seen this transformation as an opportunity for improving patient care, others cite risks and challenges in creating a sustainable digital pharmacy experience for the majority of patients.

Opportunities in Healthcare

In the UK, online pharmacies are also known as distance selling pharmacies, and they have been in operation albeit on a small scale since 1999. As of 2015, just under 500 online pharmacies existing, most of which were connected to a physical location provider for ease of service. Most online pharmacies in the UK today create a more streamlined process for patients to receive prescription medications quickly. Doctors simply fill a prescription through the pharmacy platform, and patients have the opportunity to either pick it up at an actual location or have it delivered to their door. The idea behind digital platforms for prescriptions relies heavily on the retailer to consumer model like technology giant Amazon. Individuals want quick service from the comfort and convenience of their home, particularly those managing chronic conditions that hinder their ability to get out to a physical pharmacy location.

The most significant opportunity in online pharmacy providers is the improved efficiency in relaying prescription data to the patient, his or her GP, and the pharmacy. This type of system offers more transparency in medication management when it is

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TOC Analysis in Pharmaceutical Water

TOC Analysis in Pharmaceutical Water

Wednesday, 11th October 2017, 2 PM Singapore Standard Time

This webinar will walk through the process and benefits implementing the use of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in Pharmaceutical. We will talk through the use of TOC analysis in Pharmaceutical water, for performing Cleaning Validation, Replacing HPLC with TOC for CV, for checking the extractable and leachable organics from Plastics used in packaging of pharmaceutical products.


With a steadily increasing number of recombinant proteins that are being developed as therapeutics there is an increasing demand to provide very exacting methods for validating the product. Unlike their small molecule counterparts there are many more analytical steps – and with them come more analytical challenges –involved in showing that the correct products have been made. Proteins can undergo a myriad of modifications each of which can have a profound effect on the efficacy and half-life of the protein. Some of these modifications are required and some are not, however all of them can vary depending on the growth conditions of the cell line that is being used to express them. Early process development focuses on the conditions of cell growth that provides the protein of the correct amino acid sequence and with the correct, intentional modifications (e.g., glycosylation, disulfide-bond linkages). As this is scaled up it is vital to show that the fidelity of the product remains the same. Once this has been achieved then there will be the need for routine batch testing to provide evidence of reproducibility and batch-to-batch consistency.

One of the most widely used and highly applicable analytical techniques as part of the characterization is peptide mapping. This approach involves the isolation of the protein, controlled chemical modification, enzymatic digestion, separation of the resultant peptides and detection. Using this approach, it is possible to determine that the

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