Pharmaceutical Technology-01-02-2021

Pharmaceutical Technology

Talent-Driven Market for Laboratory Technicians

January 03, 2021

Special Coverage

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Demand for specific advanced laboratory skills drives creates a positive employment market.

ECHA’s Microplastics Use Restriction—Impact on Pharmaceuticals

January 03, 2021

Peer-Review Research

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To restrict the use of intentionally added microplastics, the European Chemicals Agency has proposed a restriction dossier that describes various measures aimed at minimizing the use of microplastics in various industrial segments, including pharmaceuticals. In this paper, the authors discuss these restrictions.

FDA Inspections Remain Stalled During the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 03, 2021

Quality/Regulations

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, when inspectors cannot visit sites directly, FDA is relying on other global inspection reports and remote document review, yet does not consider them equivalent to on-site inspections. Manufacturers await more clarity.

Coming Up to ISO IDMP Standards

January 02, 2021

Quality/Regulations

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EMA’s SPOR implementation guide version two is expected to be published soon, starting the countdown for companies to ensure their data-based submissions are compliant.

The Budding Field of Cannabis Pharmaceuticals

January 02, 2021

Quality/Regulations

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Positive regulatory developments are aiding the growth of the cannabis pharmaceuticals market, but more clinical data are needed to break the stigma and bring science to the fore.

Pandemic Control to Shape Biopharma in 2021

January 02, 2021

Regulatory Watch

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The incoming administration faces key decisions on drug testing and access as well as vaccine distribution challenges.

Now is the Time to Update the Quality Technical Agreement

January 02, 2021

Ask the Expert

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Updating the quality technical agreement will clarify any expectations and limitations, says Siegfried Schmitt, vice president, Technical at Parexel.

Process Solenoid Valve with Pressure Compensation

January 02, 2021

Product Spotlight

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GEMÜ’s process solenoid valve with pressure compensation, the GEMÜ M75, uses a double bellows principle to balance pressure forces, which allows the valve to be used for processes with an operating pressure of up to 6 bar.

Sanitary Rotary Batch Mixer

January 02, 2021

Product Spotlight

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The new Sanitary Rotary Batch Mini Mixer from Munson Machinery Company has the ability to de-agglomerate and blend up to 5 ft3 (142 ℓ) of dry bulk ingredients with or without liquid additions at several locations.

Sanitary Ribbon Blenders

January 02, 2021

Product Spotlight

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ROSS’ Sanitary Ribbon Blenders with ergonomic material handling accessories feature a new design that allows operators to safely empty bags of powder through a bar grating while an adjacent vibrating tray assembly catches debris and off-spec ingredients.

Strategizing for Strength in EU Pharma

January 02, 2021

Regulatory Watch

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The recently published European pharmaceutical strategy is being seen as an opportunity to strengthen medicines regulation in the region.

A Bright Outlook

January 02, 2021

From The Editor

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The outlook for the European pharma industry is appearing to be favourable overall.