Equipment and Processing Report, Aug 18, 2010 - Pharmaceutical Technology

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Equipment and Processing Report, Aug 18, 2010
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Are Disposable Components Powerful Enough to Manufacture Highly Potent Drugs?
By Erik Greb
Making highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) can be costly because the process often requires equipment specialized to achieve containment and extra attention to safety concerns. Pharmaceutical professionals may wonder whether disposable components, which have reduced the cost of some operations, might be appropriate in the manufacture of HPAPIs.
In the Mixer
Glove Selection for Controlled Environments
By Carolina Krevolin
Changing or upgrading cleanroom gloves requires time and due consideration. A good decision could improve employee satisfaction and product yields, but a bad decision could necessitate millions of dollars worth of rework, recalls, and rejects if the gloves don?t perform as expected. Personnel should consider various criteria to choose the best glove for their cleanroom.
Editor's Picks
August 2010 Editor's Picks: Products from Lechler and Thermo Fisher Scientific
PharmTech's monthly newsletter, Equipment and Processing Report, reviews the Editor's Picks for the August 2010 edition from Lechler and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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