Specialist pharmaceutical publisher Samedan Ltd is a dynamic, forward-thinking company that produces a range of market-leading magazines for senior and middle-management professionals across the global pharma and life sciences sectors.
Established in 1996, it has four established print and digital titles: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer, International Clinical Trials (incorporating European Pharmaceutical Contractor), European Biopharmaceutical Review and Innovations in Pharmaceutical Technology.
These analysis-driven magazines cover the latest trends and developments affecting our global audience of contract research, pharma and biotech practitioners – from early-stage research and clinical trials, to manufacture, supply and beyond. Regulatory compliance, operational considerations, outsourcing trends, market entry and cutting-edge technologies are among the many subjects covered.
In 2013, the company extended its range with the acquisition of the Pharmafile portfolio, consisting of the monthly newspaper Pharmafocus, www.pharmafile.com and the Pharmafile directory. A leading portal for the pharmaceutical sector, industry professionals can gain access to pharma news, events and service company listings.
In 2021, Samedan Ltd became part of PMGroup Worldwide Ltd and Datateam Media Group. The acquisition brings together three publishing powerhouses in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. As well as joining forces with established titles like PME, PharmaTimes and digital products PMLiVE and pharmatimes.com, PMGroup run a number of awards programmes which recognise best practice in the pharma and healthcare sectors. The union has allowed all brands to expand their readership and their live, virtual and hybrid events and award schemes.
The first FlyPharma Conference was launched in September 2015 at London Heathrow, pooling Samedan’s broad readership across the pharmaceutical and logistics/cargo industries. One title in particular complements the conference’s theme well and provided the basis of the FlyPharma concept: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer (PMPS).
PMPS offers extensive pharmaceutical experience from a manufacturing, packaging and logistics perspective, and particularly relevant are its cargo-related readers – forwarders, handlers, airports and carriers. Other supporting titles from the Samedan and PMGroup portfolio include Pharmafocus, PharmaTimes and PME, all of which offer an audience of pharma industry professionals with a diverse range of backgrounds and provide both thought-led features and news-driven energy. Together, these publications support FlyPharma as media partners and provide a strong base for opening up communication between two sectors (pharma and cargo) that depend on each other for success.
In 2018, FlyPharma expanded to three regional events: Asia, Europe and US. Each conference was a success and was met with extremely positive feedback from the industry. FlyPharma Europe took place again in 2019 in Copenhagen, in its largest event to date. After a break in response to the challenges of COVID-19, FlyPharma Europe returned in 2022 and took place in Leipzig, Germany on 20-21 September. FlyPharma Europe will return for its seventh year in 2023 in Vienna, Austria on 10-11 October. All events cover global pharma supply chain challenges and collaborative opportunities, but each focuses on how that particular region’s unique characteristics both impact and fit within a worldwide marketplace.