By Trisha Gladd, Editor, Pharmaceutical Online and Bioresearch Online
Over the course of time, temperature-sensitive shipping models have become very complex. This is a result of several factors that include an increase in stakeholders, more products in demand of temperature control, and new regulations. As the complexity of the cold chain increases it becomes more important for everyone involved to make the solutions as consistent and simple as possible.
By Bopanna N.K., Chitra Sundararajan, and Mark Jacyno, Grace
The goal of a purification chemist is to deliver suitable quantities of high-purity compounds in the shortest possible time. Two of the most popular purification techniques are automated flash column chromatography (AFCC) and preparative HPLC (Prep HPLC). Traditionally, AFCC is characterized by the ability to load large amounts of material and has short purification times, while Prep HPLC is valued for high-resolution separations resulting in very pure products. As a result, AFCC is often used as a preliminary technique whereby the crude sample is prepurified before the final high-resolution purification using Prep HPLC.
With Maik Jornitz
Maik Jornitz, chief operating officer of G-Con Manufacturing, was recently interviewed at INTERPHEX 2014 to discuss current and new facility designs for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
By Dr. Dorian Dixon, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Institute, University of Ulster
A new white paper about the integrity of pharmaceutical packaging, by Dr. Dorian Dixon, a leading packaging expert from the University of Ulster, has established that existing methods for testing the seal integrity of blister packs are not as accurate as newer, technology-based test equipment.
By Paul Miller, Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums
In developing a comprehensive and effective cleaning program, manufacturing plants should understand the importance of choosing the correct vacuum for their application as this machinery represents a critical component in helping to minimize or avoid certain risks. A superior vacuum not only maximizes production efficiencies by enhancing the performance and lifespan of critical manufacturing equipment and safeguarding product quality, it also protects the safety and health of employees.
With Sharon Nowak
Todd and Todd interview Sharon Nowak, global business development manager with Coperion K-Tron, about the merger between K-Tron and Coperion and different material handling solutions.
By Paul Dupont, Ropack, Inc.
Global research on the pharmaceutical packaging market indicates that blister packaging will continue its robust growth, projected through the remaining decade, to trail bottling only slightly in market share. While mature markets such as Europe and Asia already accept blister packs as a preferred method — and with North America stepping up its blister usage — these markets, surprisingly, are not the driving force in blister's growth. Instead, the increase is expected, in large part, to be spurred by the benefits blister packaging brings to emerging markets where product protection, patient compliance, and the need for daily or weekly prescription dosage are often primary considerations.