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Articles by Cynthia Challener, PhD

Porous Silica Gel Glidants Aid Direct Tablet Compression

Direct tablet compression is simpler than wet or dry granulation, but obtaining the right flow properties to ensure good compaction and uniform drug distribution can be a challenge. Porous silica gel, when used as a glidant, can address these issues.
Aug 28, 2013

Direct tablet compression is simpler than wet or dry granulation, but obtaining the right flow properties to ensure good compaction and uniform drug distribution can be a challenge. Porous silica gel, when used as a glidant, can address these issues.

Making Cell Imaging Systems More Accessible

Conventional cell-imaging systems that provide high quality data can be expensive and complex to use. New systems from Biotek Instruments are designed to overcome these issues.
Aug 28, 2013

Conventional cell-imaging systems that provide high quality data can be expensive and complex to use. New systems from Biotek Instruments are designed to overcome these issues.

Merck/PITT Collaboration Demonstrates Rapid Method for Evaluation of Residual Palladium

A simple, rapid analytical method for the determination of palladium in pharmaceutical production samples will speed up development and optimization of reactions involving palladium catalysts.
Aug 14, 2013

A simple, rapid analytical method for the determination of palladium in pharmaceutical production samples will speed up development and optimization of reactions involving palladium catalysts.

Parallel Screening of Solid-State Characteristics Aids Formulation of Poorly Soluble Drugs

Rapid screening of critical API properties can quickly identify the best approach for increasing bioavailability.
Aug 14, 2013

Rapid screening of critical API properties can quickly identify the best approach for increasing bioavailability.

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Achieves Process-Scale Synthesis of New Tetracycline Derivative

Synthesis of tetracycline derivatives with novel substituents has been challenging. Using an approach based on a Michael-Dieckmann reaction, new compounds with enhanced antibiotic properties are now being prepared on a large scale.
Aug 14, 2013

Synthesis of tetracycline derivatives with novel substituents has been challenging. Using an approach based on a Michael-Dieckmann reaction, new compounds with enhanced antibiotic properties are now being prepared on a large scale.

Collaboration Formed to Develop Large-Scale Bioreactor Production of Stem Cells

EMD Millipore and PharmaCell have entered into a collaboration to develop optimized large-scale expansion and harvest of HepaRG cells using bioreactor technology.
Aug 14, 2013

EMD Millipore and PharmaCell have entered into a collaboration to develop optimized large-scale expansion and harvest of HepaRG cells using bioreactor technology.

Experts from Novo Nordisk, Baxter Discuss Technological Advances in Addressing the Challenge of Extractables and Leachables

Understanding the supply-chain challenge and coupling high-efficiency chromatographic techniques with information-rich detectors are leading to improvements in the management of extractables and leachables in parenteral drugs.
Aug 14, 2013

Understanding the supply-chain challenge and coupling high-efficiency chromatographic techniques with information-rich detectors are leading to improvements in the management of extractables and leachables in parenteral drugs.

Reducing the Complexity of Commercial-Scale Amide Formation

Novel, atom-efficient routes to amides from esters and carboxylic acids for more sustainable manufacturing.
Jul 18, 2013

Novel, atom-efficient routes to amides from esters and carboxylic acids for more sustainable manufacturing.

New Cartridge Technology for High-Speed Filling in Parenteral Drug Manufacturing

New cartridges designed specifically for use on high-speed filling lines increase efficiency.
Jul 18, 2013

New cartridges designed specifically for use on high-speed filling lines increase efficiency.

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