Pharmaceutical Technology Europe-11-01-2005

Talking Point
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe

November 01, 2005

Recent advances in transdermal technologies challenge the paradigm that only a few drugs can be delivered transdermally.

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Packaging and Labelling

November 01, 2005

Although there is no global regulation or industry standard on labelling requirements, some organizations are beginning to lay down their own standards.

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Valdation

November 01, 2005

The EU ATEX Directive 1999/92/EC (ATEX 137) regarding the minimum requirements to protect the health and safety of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres came into European law in January 2000. In the UK, the ATEX 137 Directive has been implemented as part of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEARs), which were issued in December 2002.

Editorial
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe

November 01, 2005

The human race will have colonized Mars long before the pharmaceutical industry brings itself into the 21st century.

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Cleaning

November 01, 2005

Process industries are faced with increasing demands for product safety, improved quality, efficiency and profitability. The chemical, pharma and cosmetic industries are no exception.

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Packaging and Labelling

November 01, 2005

Virtual labels eliminate the need for troublesome transfer ribbons or inkjet fluids, which are inherent with traditional labelling technologies.

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Performing studies to mathematically 'correlate' swab and rinse sampling values does not add any value. What's more, do not expect them to mathematically correlate.

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Industry News

November 01, 2005

A range of insect exterminator equipment has been developed to improve the level of hygiene offered to the pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing sectors. Berson's Insectron range uses ultraviolet (UV-A) and green light to attract flying insects, which are sensitive to these light sources.

Company News
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe

November 01, 2005

Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals (SAFC) has set up a new business division called SAFC Biosciences to encompass its biopharmaceutical development and cell culture-related manufacturing services.

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Biopharmaceuticals

November 01, 2005

Biomanufacturing managers believe the current lack of adequately trained personnel is one of the most serious problems facing the biomanufacturing industry.

Regulatory News
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe

November 01, 2005

Lester Crawford, FDA's top man, has resigned explaining that it was time to step down — despite only being promoted to commissioner earlier this year.