By Trisha Gladd, Editor, Pharmaceutical Online and Bioresearch Online
As part of the Where Do Ideas Come From? series, I spoke with Tony Pidgeon, senior manager of global science and technology at Patheon, a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer and development company, about not only where he gets his ideas, but also what he does once he has them.
By Dan Catizone, QuickSTAT
Cold chain shipments often have to be transported to obscure parts of the world under strictly controlled temperature conditions. Making sure that clinical specimens, vaccines, drugs, or other biologicals reach their destination safely, securely, and at the right temperature is a critical element of the drug discovery process. As a shipper, you need to ensure that your cold chain runs efficiently and with the least amount of adverse incidents.
By Bob Rosen, Filamatic
Selecting the correct metering system is one of the most important steps when purchasing a filling 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 Sharon Nowak, K-Tron
Powder transfer by pneumatic vacuum conveying has become one of the more popular means of transport for a wide variety of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and food materials. The gentle use of vacuum in either dilute or dense phases ensures that the powder or granulate remains within the process, as opposed to leaks or losses that are often results of positive-pressure transfer systems.
By Yvonne Yeo, Bioquell Inc.
RBDS, or Room Biodecontamination service, is not only about the practical side of service delivery. We understand that it is important for our customers to hold detailed records of what actions were performed on their site, ready for regulatory or audit inspections, including batch and serial numbers, equipment locations, biological indicator locations, and results.