By Trisha Gladd, Editor, Pharmaceutical Online and Bioresearch Online
We all know that serialization deadlines are looming. While some companies have serialization projects underway, others are still waiting to get theirs started. Whatever the situation, there are still many unanswered questions about product protection, both domestically through the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) and internationally through each country's regulations, and some of these answers are very hard to find (while others are still to be determined).
By Bob Rosen, Filamatic
Selecting the correct metering system is one of the most important factors when purchasing a filing machine. There are a few variables that you must know about your project before choosing the right metering system such as accuracy, viscosity, fill volume, product characteristics (corrosive, stringy, etc.), material compatibility, and temperature.
By Robert G. McGregor, General Manager, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Process viscometers have existed for many years, but few companies take advantage. Why? This article investigates the potential benefits to manufacturing that arise from new investment using “in process rheology.”
By Kenneth Maltas, Vice President of Engineering; Auston Matta, Engineering Team Lead R&D; Kevin O'Donnell, Technical Director; D'Arcy Ryan, Sonoco ThermoSafe
Storing and shipping highly temperature-sensitive drug products requires sophisticated packaging to ensure that the product remains safe and viable — from the manufacturing plant to the end user.
By Betty Howard, Radiation TechTeam Manager, STERIS Isomedix Services
Many sterilization methods are available for pharmaceuticals, healthcare devices, and labware, including steam, sterile-filtration, ethylene oxide, vapor-phase hydrogen peroxide, electron-beam irradiation, and gamma irradiation. Each technique needs to be evaluated before use based on various criteria. Most importantly, one must consider how the technique will affect the final product characteristics and performance.