By Trisha Gladd, Editor, Pharmaceutical Online and Bioresearch Online
In a traditional office environment, hours upon hours are often spent collaborating with other people to come up with game-changing ideas. Even the time spent alone at your desk can be occupied with juggling multiple responsibilities and tasks. It’s usually only during downtime at the end of the day, whether it’s a quiet ride home in the car or lying in bed at night, that we allow ourselves time to relax and reflect. Tony and Oliver Stauffer, president and chief operating officer at Packaging Technology & Inspections, as well as father and son, believe it’s during these moments to ourselves that we have the ability to come up with some of our best ideas.
By Arthur Papineau, BS ChE, MBA; and John Klostermyer, Ph.D., STERIS Life Sciences
Whether it is a new laboratory research facility or renovation of an existing facility, a sound commissioning process is vital to start-up success. The commissioning process ensures that the facility and equipment within the facility are ready for occupancy and use.
By Dr. Hans-Walter Motzkus and Joe Gecsey, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Just like mobile phones, handheld particle counters were originally quite large and heavy instruments that were not really very convenient to use, and due to the short battery life they would run out of power at the most inconvenient moments! However, things have changed, and happily we now have a great choice of many lightweight instruments with a wide range of features.
By Hemi Sagi, Director, Advance Test Concepts (ATC) Inc.
Leak tightness of products is an ongoing concern for many product designers, manufacturers, and users. Automotive manufacturers, in particular, are facing increasing demands to reduce emission requirements that can be a result of leakage as well as warranty cost.
By Martin Purpura, Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering AG
The dietary supplement label contains information about the product, such as its intended use, directions for use, safety information, and, in addition, it fully, clearly, and accurately discloses each ingredient contained in the supplement. Therefore, it should be of importance, allowing consumers to judge the quality of the dietary supplement, but based on the label it is difficult to determine the performance, benefits, and features such as whether it contains the proper amount of ingredients in such a way that their absorption and corresponding efficacy are guaranteed. The grade of quality depends on the production process, which involves the quality control of the manufacturer, the suppliers, and other involved parties.