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MANUFACTURING ARTICLES
Child-Resistant Packaging Meets Regulations and Consumer Needs
New child-resistant packaging designs meet regulatory requirements, and consumer research into child-resistant closures continues.
Eliminating Tablet Spots and Specks
Although the source of spots and specks on tablets is sometimes difficult to identify, following good maintenance and manufacturing practices can help solve or even prevent the problem.
Using Robotics In Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Robots are proving advantageous in filling, inspection, packaging, laboratories, and the manufacture of personalized medicine.
Using Flow Sensors to Monitor Process System Health
Using flow sensors, operators can monitor compressed-air use to help identify problems early and provides data for improving energy efficiency.
Process validation for continuous manufacturing processes
Although some aspects of process validation for continuous processes are the same as those for traditional batch processes, there are some unique considerations.
MANUFACTURING NEWS
AbbVie Acquires API Manufacturing Facility In Singapore
The Singapore API facility will be operational by 2016.
AstraZeneca Expands Biologics Manufacturing in Maryland
The more than $200 million project will increase production capacity at the facility to support AstraZeneca':s maturing pipeline.
GSK Australia Invests in Aseptic Filling
GSK Australia's Boronia site will install next-generation blow-fill-seal machinery for aseptic filling.
Roche Announces 450 Million Swiss Franc Investment on New Facility
Roche announced it will spend 450 million Swiss Francs on a new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.
Novo Nordisk Builds New Labs in Denmark, Adds to US Staff
Construction has started on Novo Nordisk's laboratories for diabetes research in Denmark.
MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS
Automated Punch Polisher Increases Capacity
The automated punch polisher for tablet tooling has double the capacity of the previous version for consistent, even polishing.
Robotic Dispensing System Assures Repeatability
A robotic dispensing system has an optional vision guided system.
External Lubrication System Enhances Tablet Press Performance
PharmaSpray delivers a consistent, validatable amount of dry lubricant.
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Releases Mammalian Expression Platform
The Apollo platform can be used throughout a product?s entire lifecycle.
Laser Marks Pills at High Speeds
Laser-marking speed exceeds 410,000 pharmaceutical pills per hour.
SPONSORED WHITEPAPERS
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.
Monitoring Systems: Sorting out Wireless
Monitoring systems for temperature, humidity and other parameters can be complex, involving hundreds of sensors in a variety of applications. One of the most important decisions in selecting or adding to a monitoring system is choosing the connectivity method that will allow the sensors to speak to a central processing unit. Decisions on connectivity are dependent upon several factors, including: data integrity requirements for regulatory purposes, logistical concerns such as access points for transmitters, and existing network infrastructures. In this article, we describe the most common wireless methods of connecting sensors to a monitoring system and offer eight considerations for selecting a method best suited to the application.
Tablet Pro
Tablet Pro defines Tablet Compression in detail and its relationship to each of the manufacturing steps in preparing the formulation for compress, proper compression operations and the essence of making quality tablets.
Bulk Inspection of Tablets: Assuring Product Quality at Manufacturing and Packaging
Achieve new levels of product quality and inspection efficiency in the manufacturing and packaging of tablets. Learn the pros and cons of manual inspection, mechanical sorting, blistering, single-file optical systems and a new class of automated, bulk vision inspection systems. The latest technology is keeping pace with the increasing demand for top-quality products. Learn how it helps minimize risk, increase throughput and contain costs.
PACKAGING & LABELING
Child-Resistant Packaging Meets Regulations and Consumer Needs
Integrated Systems Hold the Key to Successful Serialization
Visual and Automated Inspection Technologies for Glass Syringes
MANUFACTURING EVENTS
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