Best Practices

Aug 16, 2017
Equipment and Processing Report
Regenerative thermal oxidation (RTO) has become a common solution to treat volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) present in the emissions of many pharma production processes. Regenerative thermal oxidation devices used to treat halocarbons should be designed to prevent corrosion. Anguil Environmental Systems explains best practices for addressing potential fail points in the materials of construction when designing process emission handling systems.
Aug 10, 2017
Artificial intelligence offers a number of opportunities in pharmaceutical drug development and manufacturing, but there are barriers to overcome, notably around how well and how quickly the regulatory environment can adapt and keep pace with to the rapid changes.
Jul 19, 2017
Equipment and Processing Report
Electronic systems allow biopharma manufacturing companies to meet data integrity requirements and optimize practices.
May 08, 2017
A rigorous approach to industrial security is essential for protecting intellectual property and product integrity in connected pharmaceutical operations.
May 02, 2017
Pharmaceutical Technology
Learn how to prevent common causes of product loss.
Apr 18, 2017
Digital tracking of overall equipment effectiveness can improve efficiency.
Apr 14, 2017
Integrating EBRs with MES reduces time to market, cuts costs, and enhances compliance performance.
Apr 10, 2017
Equipment and Processing Report
To prevent failure during lengthy use, tube life should be monitored and a preventive maintenance program enacted.
Mar 15, 2017
An enterprise quality management software system can minimize human error and help pharmaceutical manufacturers maintain standard operating procedures to prevent deviations from GMP resulting from not having or following written procedures.
Mar 02, 2017
Pharmaceutical Technology
The manufacture of highly active or highly hazardous pharmaceutical substances involves a complex interplay between the required threshold values, such as the permitted daily exposure (PDE), which is used to calculate the occupational exposure limit (OEL) and the maximum carry-over from one product to the next. In addition to these threshold values, a risk assessment of the overall process and the associated containment transfer systems, cleaning, and staff training are also important. An account of this complex interplay and how it can be successfully implemented has now been published in the first edition of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Germany/Austria/Switzerland (D/A/CH) Affiliate's Containment Manual. This article discusses principles of containment, risk assessment, process requirements, technical systems, and other aspects of containment discussed in the manual.
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