Visit These And Many Other Suppliers At Pittcon 2013
This issue of the Pharmaceutical Online newsletter features a number of suppliers that will exhibit at Pittcon 2013. If you plan to attend, be sure to pay their booths a visit. To find out more, download the Pittcon 2013 app for an easy way to build your agenda, view exhibitor profiles, and choose technical seminars to attend. Or, simply visit the Pittcon website. We hope to see you there!
By Gary Roepke and Bob Applequist, Labconco Corporation
A glovebox is a sealed enclosure that allows materials handling through long, relatively impermeable gloves secured to ports in the walls of the enclosure. The purpose is protection or isolation, which is provided by the physical barrier. Depending on the type of system, the physical barrier may be to isolate a sensitive material inside the box from environmental contamination (controlled atmosphere type) or to protect the operator from hazardous materials being manipulated inside the box (ventilated type).
By Vinnie Hebert, Product Manager, Powder Flow Tester, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories
Powder handling and processing in gravity-feed systems have one basic requirement: knowledge of your powder's flow properties. Too often, this simple requirement is lacking, thereby causing manufacturing downtime due to jamming of feeder systems, arching, and rat-holing. To solve or minimize these types of issues, flow aids are often used. However, a determination of how much (or how little) to use is the challenge.
By Max Blomberg and Christian Julien, Meissner Filtration Products, Inc. Integrity testing of single-use systems, such as biocontainer and tubing assemblies used in the processing of biopharmaceutical solutions, continues to emerge as one of the most sought after means to ensure "integrity" at the point of use.
By Dr. Professor Dorian Dixon, Sepha Achieving excellence in quality and efficiency standards has become the talking point within the pharma industry. Whether it is blue chip pharmaceutical companies looking to increase their competitiveness against the threat of generics, or the indigenous pharmaceutical companies in developing countries looking to increase their export product to the lucrative western market, it is on everyone's lips.
By Kathie Clark, Wingspan The electronic trial master file (eTMF) is an increasingly important eClinical technology used to manage the set of essential documents required for every clinical trial. The eTMF is a specialized form of an electronic document management system (EDMS) optimized to manage the processes around creating or uploading clinical trial documents and completing the workflow processes needed to finalize, secure, and archive them.