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Developing a Comprehensive Tool Kit for Microbial Identification
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM PST/ 11:00 AM EST/ 4:00 PM GMT/ 17:00 PM CET

Learn about the application of various microbial identification methods, strain-typing techniques, microbial classifications, and the benefits of a comprehensive reference database. Attend this in depth presentation by Chris Gilmer, Sr. Microbiologist with Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories and Arnaud Carlotti, President, Eurofins IDmyk.

Register free www.pharmtech.com/Identification
Sponsored by Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories


Choosing the Proper Dissolution Method When Testing Solubilization Performance
Available until October 22, 2015

This webcast invites all pharmaceutical scientists and formulators from R&D and analytical departments that have an interest in the solubilization of poorly soluble drugs, and in understanding the importance of choosing a proper dissolution method in the solubilization tests to reveal the full potential of the tested solubilization method.

Register free www.pharmtech.com/dissolution
Sponsored by BASF

Systematic and Efficient Analytical Method Development for A Speedy Clinical Product Development
Available until October 15, 2015

Strategies and case studies on Systematic and Efficient Analytical Method Development for A Speedy Clinical Product Development presented by experts at Patheon.  Learn how to accelerate your first-in-man studies with a deliberate approach to analytical method development for early stage drug products.

Register free www.pharmtech.com/efficient
Sponsored by Patheon

Preparing for the New Elemental Impurities Guidelines
Available until October 14, 2015

With the long anticipated revised guidelines for elemental impurities on the horizon, bio/pharmaceutical companies should initiate plans to transition to these new guidelines. In this webcast, experts (API, excipients and analytical testing) will discuss risk assessment, proposed test methods, and sample preparation techniques.

Register free www.pharmtech.com/elemental
Sponsored by SGS Life Science Services

Worry-free weighing: Dealing with static and drafts?
Available until October 9, 2015

Weighing is one of the most common activities carried out in the laboratory. In most cases, weighing is the critical first step in the preparation of a substance or sample for further analysis or processing. If the weighing result is unreliable, it can have a profound effect on the quality of the final results. However, many factors that can influence the accuracy of a weighing are often overlooked. Learn how to improve the reliability of weighing and have more confidence in the weighing results generated.

Register free www.pharmtech.com/worry
Sponsored by Mettler Toledo

API Characterization for a Speedy and Successful Formulation Strategy
Available until September 18, 2015

The physicochemical properties of the API in a solid state are extremely important as they affect the choice and design of formulation as well as the performance of the dosage form. This webcast will discuss various challenges and solutions as well as look at key API properties and their impact on formulation design and development decisions.

Register free www.pharmtech.com/strategy
Sponsored by Patheon

Accelerating Vaccine Development: Regulatory, Biosafety, and Clinical Strategies
Available until September 9, 2015

Health authorities and vaccine manufacturers worldwide are seeking efficacious, more cost-effective vaccines while expediting vaccines development to serve larger populations and meet potential pandemic threats. Additionally, vaccine developers must navigate a variety of regulatory, biosafety, and clinical development challenges to meet these demands.

Register free www.pharmtech.com/accelerating
Sponsored by SGS Life Science Services

Analytical Challenges and Case Studies in Method Development for Fixed-Dose Combinations
Available until July 17, 2015

The utilization of Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) has been increasing. This webcast will discuss various challenges and solutions as well as and providing case studies for the development of analytical methods associated with the complexities of Fixed Dose Combinations.

Register free www.pharmtech.com/method_development
Sponsored by Patheon

Best Practices to Overcome Softgel Coating Challenges
Available until July 9, 2015

While softgels have become an increasingly popular method for the delivery of pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, applying a functional coating to softgels is a challenging endeavor requiring precise formulation and finely tuned processing parameters. In this webcast, technical experts from BASF will share expertise on the key aspects of successful softgel coating.

Register free www.pharmtech.com/coating
Sponsored by BASF

Using Engineered Particles in Capsules for Rapid-to-Clinic Dry Powder Inhalation Applications
Available until June 25, 2015

Particle engineering via spray drying, in combination with specialized capsule technology, is ideally suited for the rapid development of inhaled formulations for early clinical trials. Learn about a pulmonary platform technology for rapid-to-clinic applications in this educational webcast.

Register free www.pharmtech.com/drypowder
Sponsored by Capsugel

Lyophilization Cycle Design and Scale Up ̵ Practical Methodologies for Developing Cycles
Available until June 11, 2015

Learn how to optimize Lyo Cycle Design and establish robust scale – up methodologies.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/cycles
Sponsored by Patheon

Delivering Biologics with a Difference
Available until June 5, 2015

As the biologics market continues to grow with additional launches, expanding indications, and approvals of biosimilars, the delivery platform will play a more critical role in product differentiation. Join us for this webinar to explore the advantages, challenges, case studies and science behind delivering biologics with a difference.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/difference
Sponsored by Baxter BioPharma Solutions

Life Cycle Management Opportunities In Softgel Technologies: Regulatory and Technological Aspects
Available until May 21, 2015

Softgel expert, Kaspar van den Dries will talk about the opportunities for formulating products with softgel technologies for pediatric, adult and elderly population. Learn about registration of a generic chewable softgel for pediatric indication.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/opportunities
Sponsored by Patheon

Effective Viral Contamination Testing Programs for Biologics Product Manufacturing
Available until May 20, 2015

Biopharmaceutical manufacturers need comprehensive virus testing programs to ensure product safety throughout various manufacturing stages. Learn how to establish or improve practices for effective virus testing programs and review test methods for virus detection and quantitation throughout the biopharmaceutical manufacturing process.

Register free at www.biopharminternational.com/virustesting
Sponsored by SGS Life Science Services

Practical Implications of the Lifecycle Approach to API Process Validation
Available until May 15, 2015

API process validation experts describe the different activities required during the process design and process qualification stages, as well as continued process verification throughout the life of the commercial process. Hear about key requirements for API process validation including regulatory requirements, manufacturing conditions, data collection, testing to be performed, sampling plans, and analytical method validation.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/processval
Sponsored by Regis Technologies Inc.

Best Practices for Effective Environmental Monitoring Program in Bio/Pharmaceutical Production
Available until April 22, 2015

Contamination poses a threat to process and product integrity, as well as patient safety. A comprehensive environmental monitoring program can ensure that manufacturing areas, cleanrooms, production equipment, and water and gas utilities are free of viable and non-viable contamination and meet regulatory requirements. In this webcast, learn about pertinent regulatory and quality standards, as well as best practices for establishing and maintaining an effective environmental monitoring program. Review measures for testing pharmaceutical water systems according to U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) water monograph as well as procedures to evaluate the purity of production gases.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/emp
Sponsored by SGS Life Science Services

Overcoming Challenges in the Development of Active Drug-Layered Formulations for Multiple Dosage Forms
Available until April 8, 2015

The development of active-drug-layered formulations can present many manufacturing and analytical challenges. In this webcast, experts will discuss development considerations for immediate-release dosage forms of a single drug entity or fixed-dose combination drugs and present case studies. An analytical scientist will provide insight on how to address the analytical challenges involved in the development of active-drug-layered formulations, especially those with multiple active ingredients. 

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/overcomingchallenges
Sponsored by Patheon

Meeting USP Good Storage and Distribution Practices in a Complex Supply Chain
Available until Apri 3, 2015

The latest revision of USP Chapter <1079>, Good Storage and Distribution Practices for Drug Products focuses on product quality through risk management, with an emphasis is on the use of a suite of quality management systems tools, including Good Documentation Practices, qualification and monitoring. Hear an overview of these changes, best practices to follow, and how the changes apply in the context of mapping and monitoring controlled temperature products.

Register now at www.pharmtech.com/storage
Sponsored by Vaisala

Increase Control over Quality Management Through Strong Supplier Relationships
Available until Apri 2, 2015

Understand the regulatory obligations of bio/pharmaceutical companies in a global, outsourced supply chain and challenges with building effective supplier relationships. Learn how a supplier quality management system should provide the ability to aggregate quality metrics in a consistent, measurable, normalized, and repeatable way.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/relationships
Sponsored by Sparta Systems

Navigating the Analytical Development Challenges for Bioprocess Residuals and Impurities
Available until Apri 1, 2015

Tracking the clearance of host cell components and process additives residuals is an essential part of process development and characterization of biopharmaceuticals.
In this webinar, learn about challenges presented by residuals, regulatory expectations, analytical approaches for cell- and process-associated residuals, a platform method technology for residuals, and matrix effects.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/navigating

Sponsored by Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

Strategies for Successful Scale-up Using Quality by Design
Available until March 27, 2015

Successful scale-up from clinical-scale to commercial-scale production is imperative for realizing the market opportunities for a drug product. As pharmaceutical companies adopt Quality-by-Design (QbD), scalability is evermore challenging and complex. Realizing the benefits of QbD requires setting a foundation in development by identifying critical quality attributes (CQA) and critical process parameters (CPPs) and understanding how those CQAs and CPPs may need to be redefined with scale-up and related modifications in equipment, material attributes, or process changes. This 60-minute webcast will outline best practices for ensuring successful scale-up for manufacturing finished drug products by offering a systematic approach and technical case studies for implementing QbD through development to scale-up to commercial manufacture.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/scaleup
Sponsored by DPT and Confab

Avoiding Out-of-Specification (OOS) and Aberrant Results: Weighing and Sample Prep
Available until March 26, 2015

Out-of-specification (OOS) and aberrant results are a big concern for analytical and QA/QC laboratories in the pharmaceutical industry. Accurate weighing and data integrity are essential in the preparation of analytical sample or standard solutions. Any error in these steps can have a profound impact on the product quality and the occurrence of OOS. In this 60-min webinar, learn how to improve weighing accuracy, minimize electrostatic effects, and produce traceable audit-proof data. Discover the benefits of gravimetric sample preparation, a state-of-the-art technique described in United States Pharmacopeia (USP) chapter <1251> "weighing on an analytical balance". Find out how to recognize the causes of error and variability in weighing and sample preparation and optimize the process.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/avoid_oos
Sponsored by Mettler Toledo

Identifying, Analyzing, and Controlling Particles throughout the Biopharmaceutical Product Lifecycle
Available until March 25, 2015

Preformulation screening can identify potential problems and form the basis for long-term stability of biopharmaceutical drug products. One of the main challenges in the development of stable biopharmaceutical products is the control of aggregation and particulate formation. Review how particles can potentially develop through the life cycle of a drug, understand regulatory expectations, and assess analytical techniques available to assess protein aggregation and particulates for innovator drugs and biosimilars.

Register free at www.biopharminternational.com/particles
Sponsored by SGS Life Science Services

Best Testing Practices for Water Activity: A Risk Assessment Tool for Microbial Limits Testing and Stability Testing
Available until March 12, 2015

US Pharmacopeia (USP) Method <1112> Microbiological Attributes of Nonsterile Pharmaceutical Products—Application of Water Activity Determination outlines strategies based on water activity that can reduce the amount of microbial limit testing needed for drug products with lower water activities. Water activity not only provides the tool and rationale for reducing the frequency of microbial limit testing, it also aids in formulating naturally preserving systems and relates directly to a drug product's chemical and physical stability. This 60-minute webcast will examine the USP provisions for water-activity determination, best testing practices for water activity, and the role of water-activity determination as a risk-assessment tool in providing scientific justification for reducing microbial limit testing.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/water
Sponsored by Decagon Devices

Best Practices for Preventing Metal Contamination of Pharmaceutical Products
Available until Jan. 22, 2015

Product quality is of the highest importance to pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the successful detection and control of contaminants are crucial. This webcast examines a comprehensive and best-practices approach for the control and prevention of metal contamination in pharmaceutical products. The process is a three-tiered approach that includes prevention activities, in-process control or removal, and detection. This approach involves: prevention measures as a key means for avoiding contamination; application of in-process controls to remove the presence of metal particles; and systems for the detection of metal contamination and monitoring controls.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/ceia
Sponsored by CEIA

Optimizing CMO Selection for High-Potency Pharmaceutical Product Development and Manufacturing
Available until Jan. 15, 2015

High-potency manufacturing requires specialized facility capabilities, equipment selection, and manufacturing processes to achieve the desired levels of containment that meet occupational safety requirements. Selecting a contract manufacturing organization to handle your highly potent compound can be a time-consuming and difficult task. Often, much of the difficulty comes from not anticipating the information needs that a CMO requires and identifying the key technical and production capabilities required of a CMO partner is crucial for effective CMO selection and project execution. This webcast examines the definition/classification of potent compounds; types of toxicology information needed for preclinical and clinical development and commercial production; systems, processes, procedures and capabilities required for handling and manufacturing high-potency pharmaceuticals; and strategies for effective project management and execution.

Register free at www.pharmtech.com/highlypotent
Sponsored by Evonik Industries

Ensuring USP Compliance with Revised Chapters on Weighing
Sponsor by Mettler Toledo
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Available until Dec. 3, 2014

Complex Parenteral Formulations for the Delivery of Peptides, Proteins, Nucleic Acids and Small Molecules
Sponsor by Evonik Industries
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Available until Nov. 21, 2014


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