The survival of Bacillus subtilis spores in dicalcium phosphate, lactose, and corn starch and in their binary mixtures depends on the compressional properties of these materials and on parameters involved during the tableting process, including compression speed.
To qualify and validate a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, one must carefully review the facility design for compliance with good manufacturing practices and manage project scope definition, labor and cost estimating, and master-plan development.These activities, properly implemented, help deliver a validated facility on schedule, at the estimated cost, and with expected quality.
Roche (Basel, Switzerland, www.roche.com) has put a temporary halt on the distribution of the antiviral treatment, "Tamiflu" (oseltamivir phosphate), a neuraminidase inhibitor, to the United States in an effort to deter companies from stockpiling the antiviral for employee use, according to an article in the Oct. 27 edition of The New York Times.
First, a confession. Yes, the four sleep-deprived editors hunched behind glowing laptops in the Opryland Resort's Cyber Café last month were indeed from this publication. Normally, our mumbled conversations about punctuation and grammar take place before 11:00 pm—and under slightly lower systemic levels of caffeine, sugar, and sushi.