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» Featured Magazine Article
Quality Management: How Much Are Vendors To Blame?
By Eric Langer, President and Managing Partner, BioPlan Associates, Inc.
Biopharmaceutical manufacturing is one of the most demanding industries on its suppliers: demanding that its vendors be prequalified as primary or secondary, requiring confirmations of product provenance, certificates of analysis, and other sometimes onerous documentation. All of this is done for drug product quality and consistency.
Featured Focus: QA/QC
Protecting Pharmaceuticals From Degradation
By Adrian Possumato, Multisorb Technologies
Pharmaceuticals are subject to a variety of degradation pathways that compromise drug safety and shelf life. By far the greatest degradation is caused by hydrolysis and oxidation. However, other mechanisms include racemization, photodegradation, elimination, and complexation.
APPLICATION NOTE: ISO 21501-4 Determination Of Particle Size Distribution
APPLICATION NOTE: Cleaning Of Fluid Bed Equipment
APPLICATION NOTE: The Correct Emulsion Is A Key Factor In Quality Control Of Injectables
PRODUCT: High-Voltage Leak Detector Type HLVD 924
» Manufacturing
WHITE PAPER: 4 Tips To Bring The Plant Floor And Enterprise Data Staff Together
By Jack Chopper, Chief Electrical Engineer, Filamatic, LLC
For those who are part of an organization that views the plant floor and enterprise data as necessarily disparate, the unification challenges are both technical and organizational. The technical ones are easy, but the organizational ones — not so much. Most people resist change because it forces them out of their comfort zones. In reality, that’s precisely what we need to do! If we expect to drive change, we need to anticipate operating outside of our own comfort zones, and we’ll need to ask others to do the same. We must lead by example. I’d like to offer some tips and hints designed to encourage participation by the folks who are capable of connecting the enterprise information and plant floor information systems.
WHITE PAPER: New Options For Pharmaceutical Solid Dosage Forms
By Sharon Nowak, Coperion K-Tron
The combination of twin-screw extruders, loss-in-weight feeding, and pneumatic refill systems is quickly becoming the manufacturing process of choice when developing pharmaceutical solid dosage forms.
PRODUCT: Continuous Pharmaceutical Moist Granulators
» Critical Environments
WHITE PAPER: Benefits And Risks Of (UV) Ultraviolet Radiation
APPLICATION NOTE: Personnel Training In Cleanroom And Aseptic Manufacturing Environments
DATASHEET: Solujet: Low-Foaming Phosphate-Free Liquid Detergent
By Alconox, Inc.
» Logistics
WHITE PAPER: Are Remote Monitoring Solutions The Same As Machine To Machine To Technology?
SERVICE: Insulated Shipping Inspection: Reuse, Recycle, REPAQ
PRODUCT: PureTemp: Phase Change Materials (PCMs)
» Packaging
WHITE PAPER: Advances In Aseptic Blow-Fill-Seal Processing: Improve Product Integrity And Patient Safety
DATASHEET: Sorbent Packet Dispenser
By Multisorb Technologies
PRODUCT: Capsule Filling For GMP Requirements
» Inspection
CASE STUDY: Contract Manufacturer Avoids Increased Costs And Labor Costs With Inspection System
DATASHEET: High-Sensitivity Raman Analyzer: ProRaman-L
By TSI Incorporated
BROCHURE: Inspection And ID Solutions For Pharmaceutical And Medical Devices

Improving Biological Facility Design: Critical Tips For Compliance
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST

Serialization Preparedness: What You Must Know For Bullet-Proof Programs
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 • Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST

Lyophilization: An Introduction To The Scientific Principles
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
» Most Recent News
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National Association Of Pharma Manufacturers Propose Zero Value-Added Taxes On Essential Medicines
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