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Pharma Outsourcing Driving Need for Cloud-Based Services
Multidirectional collaboration is critical for the new pharma business model; cloud-based information services can offer a communications alternative.
FDA and NIH Win Award for IP Licensing of Meningitis Vaccine
Partnership is awarded for licensing of low-cost vaccine for the treatment of bacterial meningitis.
Solving Tablet-Sticking Problems with I Holland's Predictive Model
I Holland, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and experts from the Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis, United Kingdom, recently completed a two-year tableting science anti-stick research (TSAR) project, which sought to understand why certain formulations stick to tablet tooling.
GPhA Supports Restricted Access Bill
GPhA throws its support behind a bill to prohibit companies from using REMS practices to deter competition.
Need for Particle Engineering Increases
Micronization and other processes are used to obtain optimal particle characteristics for pulmonary and oral solid-dosage delivery.
Lilly to Close Manufacturing Facility in Puerto Rico
Lilly announces the closure of its Guayama, Puerto Rico manufacturing facility amid continued investments at other plants.
Capsugel Receives EXCiPACT Certifications for Two Manufacturing Sites
Capsugel has received EXCiPACT certification for its sites in Bornem, Belgium, and Colmar, France.
Pandemic Vaccine Facility Dedicated in Texas
Texas A&M dedicates national pandemic influenza vaccine manufacturing facility.
Molecular Profiles Expands Capsule Capability
Molecular Profiles has expanded its capsule filling capability following significant investment into new equipment at its clinical manufacturing site in the United Kingdom.
Meggle Receives EXCiPACT Certification
Meggle Group Wasserburg has been granted an EXCiPACT certificate.
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Releases Mammalian Expression Platform
The Apollo platform can be used throughout a product?s entire lifecycle.
Dual-Shaft Mixers Enable Efficient Powder Dispersion
A disperser blade and low-speed anchor combine mixing actions to ensure turnover.
Laser Marks Pills at High Speeds
Laser-marking speed exceeds 410,000 pharmaceutical pills per hour.
Dow Strengthens Affinisol Portfolio for Drug Formulators
New polymers from Dow presented at CPhI 2014 help maximize a pharmaceutical product's solubilization performance.
Romaco Kilian's Tablet Press Introduces Continuous Weight Control
Romaco Kilian's KTP 420X tablet press compresses up to 360,000 tablets an hour.
Mixing Technologies in the Pharmaceutical & Medical Industries
This white paper presents an overview of mixing technologies implemented across many of today?s highly competitive pharmaceutical and medical industries, as well as new equipment designs that are increasingly being recognized as potential solutions to prevailing mixing challenges. Mixing applications falling within the broad spectrum of mass produced pharmaceutical goods and medical devices are too many and complex to discuss in detail; hence this paper will touch on a few general classifications as well as a few examples within that mixing category. Phase and viscosity are used as bases for classification.
Clinical Trials Success Story: Monitoring Temperature
A clinical trials facility that conducts research for global sponsors was at risk of losing temperature data to monitoring equipment failure or lost records. If a recording device lost power during a power outage, or the battery died, the data would be lost forever. Read how they solved the issue.
Graceful Scale-Up of Mixing Systems
When acquiring a process that involves one or several mixing steps, foresight for scale-up or expansion remains to be a subtle but important factor for long-term success. As production requirements grow, your ability to shift gears smoothly, quickly, and efficiently is critical because it can spell the difference between an economical transition and a financial disaster.
FDA & ICH: Regulations and Standards for Temperature-Controlled Supply Chains
This paper discusses a scientific approach to cold chain management, overview of ICH guidance, three key FDA regulations, and examples of cold chain 483 observations.
Mixing Powder 101: Basic Principles of Mixing
On September 19, Hosokawa will host a free, online educational seminar on the basic principles of mixing and blending dry powders using a variety of batch and continuous mixing technologies. This webinar will explore the fundamental benefits and limitations of screw mixers, ribbon blenders, paddle mixing, high versus low shear applications, tumble blenders and other devices used for mixing applications.
Visual and Automated Inspection Technologies for Glass Syringes
Protecting Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceuticals
Investigational Product Expiry Management
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