Pharmaceutical Technology September 2017

September 2017 | Volume 41, Issue 9
Pharmaceutical Technology September 2017 Issue
Cover Story
David McKelvey, director of TM Eye, a detective company based in the United Kingdom, provides insight into the counterfeit pharmaceuticals business.
It’s time to stop talking about “anticounterfeiting,” and move to integrated, collaborative supply chain security, experts say.
Emerging anticounterfeiting technologies offer pharmaceutical manufacturers more options for supply chain security.
Features
Modeling tools help process engineers optimize a biopharmaceutical facility’s capacity.
Continuous twin-screw granulation offers several options for increasing production scale. Thermo Fisher Scientific explains factors to consider in scale-up projects for manufacturing oral solid-dosage drugs.
Forced degradation studies can identify stability problems for drug substance and drug products.
When it comes to getting the best out of quality by design, timing is everything.
Considerations in selecting a dosage form for drug delivery to the lungs.
Peer-Reviewed Research
This study shows that the presence of API lumps can be detected by inline NIR, and elaborates on why NIR sensor dimensions and actual measured sample volume by the NIR sensor are important variables for adequate interpretation of obtained results.
Regulatory Watch
FDA works with industry on strategies for assuring high-quality regenerative medicines.
EMA recognizes that a regulatory framework, under which medicines and diagnostics are developed and approved independently, may not be ideal.
API Synthesis and Manufacturing
Drug repurposing, repositioning, and rescue can be faster, cheaper, and target more diseases than traditional drug discovery approaches.
Outsourcing Outlook
Innovation speeds discovery, drives down costs, and improves productivity.
From The Editor
Faced with divisive political and social issues, Congress must find a way to reach consensus.
Ask the Expert
The differences between the quality control and quality assurance units can be found in their names, according to Siegfried Schmitt, principal consultant at PAREXEL.
Product Spotlight
By Pharmaceutical Technology Editors
Ross, Charles & Son’s SysCon, a full-service machine and controls fabrication facility, added wireless connection to its control panel.
By Pharmaceutical Technology Editors
The Quattrow QF4400HT quaternary four-piston diaphragm pump from PSG, a Dover company, is suitable for a variety of biopharmaceutical applications.
By Pharmaceutical Technology Editors
Vac-U-Max’s MDL15 combustible dust air-vac offers high-volume cleanup of powders and combustible dusts from floors, walls, machinery, and overhead surfaces.
By Pharmaceutical Technology Editors
Cryopak’s CryoCube line of reusable temperature-controlled shipping systems for cold chain packaging provides four insulation categories.
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