Newsletter | May 6, 2014

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» From The Editor
3 Steps To Successful Cold Chain Shipping
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.
Featured Focus: QA/QC
Comparative Evaluation Of Automated Flash Chromatography And Preparative HPLC For Bench-Scale Purification Of A Broad Range Of Sample Types
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.
WHITE PAPER: QbD's Role In Pharmaceutical Solid-Dose Dry Granulation
TRAINING COURSE: Basics Of Tablet Manufacturing And Troubleshooting Training Course (June 17 to 19, 2014)
PODCAST: "Podified" Manufacturing Facilities And Risk Mitigation Of Aging Pharmaceutical Facilities
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.
PODCAST: The Role OF The FDA And Patient Safety In Aseptic Liquid Dose Packaging Systems
» Inspection
WHITE PAPER: The Integrity Of Pharmaceutical Packaging: Laser-Based Technology vs.Conventional Blue Dye Leak Testing
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.
WHITE PAPER: Using Laser-Based Headspace Moisture Analysis For Rapid Nondestructive Moisture Determination Of Sterile Freeze-Dried Product
PODCAST: Effectively Developing A Container Closure Integrity Testing (CCIT) Strategy
BROCHURE: Insight Pharmaceutical Metal Detector
PRODUCT: Leak-Testing Equipment For Packaging And Closure Containers
» Manufacturing
WHITE PAPER: Developing A Solid Maintenance Plan With An Industrial Vacuum
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.
PODCAST: Overcome Pharmaceutical Material Handling With Continuous Processing Solutions
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.
BROCHURE: One-Touch, Single-Use Fluid Handling Systems
BROCHURE: Biopharmaceutical Process Development, Manufacturing, And Process Monitoring Solutions
BROCHURE: Integrated Containment Systems
PRODUCT: Cylindrical Ribbon Blenders: Model 42C
PRODUCT: Protein Quantitation And Kinetic Characterization Detection: Octet HTX System
» Packaging
WHITE PAPER: The Benefits Of Blister Packaging For Emerging Markets
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.
WHITE PAPER: The Top 7 Reasons To Switch To Vision Sensors For Pharmaceutical Solutions
BROCHURE: Capsule Visual Inspection System: CVIS-EX3 Brochure
PRODUCT: Standard Metal Detector: MDE
PRODUCT: Pharmaceutical Capsule Filling
» Critical Environments
CASE STUDY: A Prominent BSL3 Required A Solution With Extremely High Biodecontamination Standards
VIDEO: Glassware Washer For Space-Challenged Labs
BROCHURE: Water Jacket Humidified CO2 Incubator
PRODUCT: Particle Surface Area And Porosity Analyzers
PRODUCT: Healthcare Cleaning Detergents
» Supply Chain
PRODUCT: CSafe Packaging Solutions
PRODUCT: Envoy Insulated Shippers
PRODUCT: Envirotainer Container RAP t2
PRODUCT: Next Flight Guaranteed (NFGsm): Express Air Cargo Services

Qualifying Your Trainers — What Do They Need For Your Training To Be Effective?
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 • Time: 1pm – 2:30pm EST

Renovating Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities For Aseptic Fill/Finish: Critical Planning, Execution, And Compliance Tips
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 • Time: 1pm – 2:30pm EST
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