Equipment and Processing Report, Mar 18, 2009 - Pharmaceutical Technology

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Equipment and Processing Report, Mar 18, 2009
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The Shape of Biopharmaceutical Facilities to Come
By Erik Greb
The spotlight on the biopharmaceutical industry is intensifying, as recently evidenced by Pfizer's (New York) ongoing acquisition of Wyeth (Madison, NJ), which was initiated partly to reduce the former's dependence on small-molecule drugs.
In the Mixer
A Proactive Maintenance Approach Increases Efficiency and Reduces Costs
By Jason T. Price
Time-based maintenance programs preserve the equipment but usually not its function, and they do not mitigate equipment failure for the balance of a machine's life cycle.
Editor's Picks
March 2009 Editor's Picks: Products from Portafab and Sterling
By Erik Greb
PharmTech's monthly newsletter, Equipment & Processing Report, reviews the Editor's Picks for the February 2009 edition from PortaFab and Sterling.

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