Pharmaceutical Technology Europe-06-01-2009

There may well be a pending revolution in biopharmaceutical expression systems. Nearly 50% of biomanufacturers today are demanding a whole lot more from their primary expression systems than they have during the past 30 years.

Understanding a formulation's variable effects on its properties, especially film permeability, is key to designing a robust formulation and reducing variation of a finished product.

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June 01, 2009

The EU has changed history and set the pace for future productrelated legislation with its Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation no. 1907/2006, which came into effect in June 2007.

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June 01, 2009

The latest growth forecast for the 2009 pharmaceutical market might have come as a shock to many, but there is still hope for the industry in the form of new product launches and potential blockbusters.

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The importance of liposomes as an effective drug delivery system is well accepted in the pharmaceutical industry, but their handling remains a challenge.

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In 2005, a small delegation (myself included) of the European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG) met with the deputy head of the cabinet of Commissioner Kyprianou (the then Commissioner responsible for health and consumer protection). Our mission was simple - we were there to raise a red flag.

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Modern medicines have dramatically improved the health of millions of people worldwide, but the healthcare situation in industrialized countries is a stark contrast to that in the least developed countries where neglected diseases are still prevalent.

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June 01, 2009

Despite the fact that regulatory compliance is fundamental to the pharmaceutical industry, too many manufacturers lose millions of euro in revenue because of poorly or incorrectly validated facilities. With increasingly demanding global regulations and guidance, rising manufacturing costs and dwindling product portfolios, it is vital to achieve efficient and effective compliance of facilities, processes and equipment to retain market competitiveness.

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June 01, 2009

Is there a point in a CRO's life when contract services begin to look less attractive as a strategic business opportunity? Executives at PPD (NC, USA) seem to think so.

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Today, approximately 1.5 million counterfeit medicine packs enter the legal supply chain each year - in other words, one pack in every 20000 is counterfeit.

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Cells function as highly accurate quality control (QC) machines to ensure that only correctly folded proteins are released into the physiological milieu to perform their designated functions. The efficient removal of damaged or incorrectly folded/misfolded proteins at the correct time keeps a cell viable and functioning.