Ireland?s life-sciences sector has grown significantly since the 1960s. To gain insights into the competitive edge that Ireland offers to the pharmaceutical industry, Pharmaceutical Technology Europe spoke with Barry Heavey from IDA Ireland, which is a government agency responsible for attracting pharmaceutical and biotech companies to Ireland.
The authors evaluated a variety of materials of construction (MOCs) and found that visible residue limits (VRLs) were higher on some MOCs than on stainless steel. The optimal viewing conditions were dependent on the MOC and the viewing background. The risk of a cleaning failure due to visual failure for different MOCs can be mitigated or eliminated using complementary cleaning validation studies.
The rapid uptake of single-use vessels for use in bioprocessing applications has made assuring integrity that much more crucial; helium integrity testing can be used to test integrity and prevent failures.
Through its educational and networking opportunities, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists plays an important role in partnering throughout the drug- development and commercialization process.