By Robert Smeets, Bosch Packaging Technology
Handy stick packs become more and more popular, also in the pharmaceutical industry. Reasons for the rising popularity are obvious: Stick packs offer a safe type of packaging which achieves a high output level, but they consume less packaging material compared to alternative packaging styles.
Tablet compression tooling, commonly referred to as punches and dies, is probably the most misunderstood element of the tablet manufacturing process. A good tablet design with proper tooling can help gain market share, consumer confidence, and higher profits, whereas a poor shape can cost literally thousands, if not millions, of dollars in lost sales, revenue, and additional operating expenses.
In this Q&A, Mike Odom, general manager, product inspection business unit, Thermo Fisher Scientific, gives his insights into the challenges of product inspection, the advantages of inspection technology, the FDA recommendations for inspection, and how product inspection will evolve in the future.
Quality is a hot topic, no matter what part of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry you're involved with. The challenge we face is keeping that high standard of quality, but in much less time! Robert Burgh, founder and CEO, Nexcor Technologies, explains how the proper sanitation quality management system can save you time, help your company become compliance-ready, and get your facility manager out of the office and back on the plant floor.
Particularly for companies involved in the life sciences, the entire field of cold chain logistics has undergone significant changes in a relatively few years. It has evolved from essentially a commodity service to a tightly regulated strategic factor in the R&D process.
While price is certainly an important reason for buying any piece of capital equipment, it is not always the top reason. There are important considerations to examine, when selecting an isolator supplier, to be certain that you are getting what you are paying for — before the purchase order is written.