By Trisha Gladd, Editor, Pharmaceutical Online and Bioresearch Online
With the landscape of the industry shifting toward the need for more flexibility, pharma companies are exploring more ways to keep pace with this demand while still keeping costs low. In a recent announcement, GEA Process Engineering, G-CON Manufacturing, and Pfizer revealed how they're addressing this challenge — a Portable Continuous Miniature & Modular (PCMM) manufacturing collaboration.
By Brian Kohr, President and CEO, CSafe
Global sourcing is a business essential that continues to be of increasing importance to life sciences companies. As manufacturers adapt to changing market conditions, consolidate their operations, and focus thought leadership to work as one company across borders, continents, and markets, the drive to make cost and efficiency savings becomes ever more demanding.
By J.J. Coughlin, LoJack Supply Chain Integrity
With this report, understand the actions of cargo criminals, and how they react to industry and law enforcement actions related to prevention and enforcement.
By Deborah Ruriani, Miele Professional
Planning a lab that meets today’s requirements for sustainability is a top demand for lab planners and architects. The U.S. Green Building Council certified its first LEED Building in 2002, and since then the movement to create sustainable buildings has put pressure on architects to become experts in environmental efficiency.
By Dr. Lynne Murdoch, Bioquell UK Ltd
Biological indicators (BIs) have become the industry standard for verification of hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) decontamination efficacy. This white paper discusses BIs for use with HPV, and some of the factors associated with inconsistent performance of BIs used to assess HPV biodecontamination cycles.
By Gregory Krueger, Field Marketing Manager, Sartorius Stedim Biotech
Removing residual contaminants from a protein solution at large scale is rarely a straightforward process. Handling large process volumes, and working with buffer conditions incompatible with downstream processing steps, is costly and time-consuming. Dilution, and other steps to adjust conditions, simply add time and cost to a process without improving the purity of the target molecule.
By Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Kundel, Product Manager Process and Control Valves, Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
In the food and beverage industry, and also in the production of medicines and cosmetics, excellent hygiene in processes and around the plant plays a key role. This is ensured by stringent legislative regulations. Standards, such as HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) for food processing and GMP (good manufacturing practice) for FDA-compliant processes in the pharmaceutical industry, define extremely stringent requirements for cleanliness, safety, and product quality.
By Bob Rosen, Filamatic
Selecting the correct metering system is one of the most important considerations 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.
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