The "Solo-VPE" device from C Technologies (Bridgewater, NJ) improves UV–vis measurements by matching the length of the light path to the sample. The unit's software lets users establish thresholds, and the machine adjusts the pathlength and wavelength accordingly. Mark Salerno, director of manufacturing at C Technologies, says the device "... works for you until it finds the measurement range you want it to be in." He adds that the unit expands the operational range of UV–vis instruments. It facilitates measurements from roughly 50 Î¼m to more than 10 mm. Measurements can be adjusted in 10-Î¼m increments.
Did you know that only one-third of prescribed pediatric drugs have been studied or labeled for pediatric use? The Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA) was enacted in 2002 to improve this statistic by providing companies with six months of additional marketing exclusivity if they conduct pediatric trials. The Government Accountability Office recently issued a report that examined data from studies conducted between 2002 and 2005 for drugs specified by the US Food and Drug Administration under BPCA.
The authors examine advances in the design and the application of biological indicator evaluator resistometer vessels used to measure the resistance of bacterial spores in monitoring sterilization processes.
Washington, DC (June 25)-More than five million US adults import prescription drugs from other countries, two million of them without an official prescription, according to a survey conducted by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Concerned about the number of counterfeit drugs entering the US, PhRMA launched the survey to determine who was importing prescription drugs and why.