Using PDF in the Life Sciences: Adlib featured in the PDF Association Newsletter

By Roger Beharry Lall | June 13, 2014

Check out the PDF Association newsletter on how to use PDF in the Life Sciences

As an expert in the PDF community, we’re proud to be members of the PDF Association, an organization devoted to delivering vital information about implementing PDF technology to software developers and IT decision makers.

That’s why we were incredibly thrilled when they asked us to contribute to their newsletter! Their latest issue features 2 articles on how PDF can improve the document-centric processes in Life Sciences organizations written by , Director of Product Management, and John Hanrahan, Principal – Life Sciences Practice. If there is anyone who knows how to use PDF in the Life Sciences, it’s these two! Check out the newsletter here.

Improving document processes in the Life Sciences with Advanced Rendering

The 2 articles in the PDF Association newsletter revolve around how the PDF can improve the efficiency of document-centric processes, while mitigating risks, for the Life Sciences industry.

John Hanrahan writes about evolving business processes with automated document-to-PDF conversion. In an industry where the size of your page margins is critical – as is the color of your hyperlinks – making a formatting mistake can cost thousands of dollars. With automation of these processes, however, the chances of manual error are greatly reduced. High-quality automated document conversion can also improve a number of other processes, including:

  • Making scanned documents and images text-searchable
  • Ensuring compliance with FDA submissions requirements
  • Unifying content across departments and platforms
  • Archiving content so that it is accessible in perpetuity

Read John’s article, Evolving Document-Centric Processes with Advanced Rendering to PDF in Life Sciences, here.

The art of avoiding the resubmit in Life Sciences

Jeff Brand’s article focuses more on the challenges of the document processes in Life Sciences: the importance of accuracy and the ramifications of errors. The FDA and EMA both have extremely strict submissions guidelines. By converting important documents, such as FDA submissions, to high-fidelity PDF, the risk of non-compliance decreases.

By automating the conversion of high-value documents, the challenges can be met, as can a number of other requirements:

  • Workflows can be streamlined
  • IT requirements can be simplified
  • Collaboration can be more easily facilitated
  • Improvements can be made in the regulatory submissions process

Read Jeff’s article, Meeting Document Requirements in Life Sciences: The Art of Avoiding the Resubmit, here.

For more information on how Adlib provides Advanced Rendering technology for the Life Sciences, download the datasheet, or read the white paper on optimizing regulatory affairs with automated document conversion.

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