By Michael Stewart, VP Track & Trace Projects, PharmTech Inc.
For many in the pharmaceutical industry involved in their company's Track & Trace and e-Pedigree initiatives, the year 2012 was filled with all the twists, turns, and head-scratching of Alice in Wonderland.
By Paul R. Miller, Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums Simply put, every square inch of a cleanroom should be absolutely pristine. Ceiling panels, lighting units, HEPA filtration units, sprinkler heads, walls, glass surfaces, process equipment, piping systems, floors, and manufacturing equipment should all be decontaminated regularly.
By Chuck Reed (VP) , Weiler Engineering, Inc. Aseptic blow/fill/seal (B/F/S) systems for the processing of pharmaceutical liquids have experienced rapid and growing acceptance by the pharmaceutical industry during the past 20 years. This has been accelerated by enhancements made to aseptic B/F/S processes based on pharmaceutical industry input and the requirements of regulatory agencies. These enhancements were designed to improve product integrity and help ensure patient safety.
By Jeff Montross, Servolift With respect to the proper deployment of an intermediate bulk container (IBC) blending and handling system, it is always important to look closely into the handling of the IBCs from a before and after blending perspective. A comprehensive plan for IBC handling can optimize your process and eliminate inefficiencies.
INTERPHEX is the leading annual pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical trade show, taking place in New York City, April 23 to 25, 2013. Key decision makers will find the networking opportunities, products, services, and information they need to ensure quality and to maximize the efficiency, agility, and flexibility that solve manufacturing and supply chain problems. INTERPHEX is where intelligence and passion intersect with the full spectrum of industry products and services to create new insights and innovation. Learn more.
By Jason Frye, Flow Sciences Inc. George Petroka, director of BioPharma/EHS Services at IES Engineers, and Ray Ryan, founder and president of Flow Sciences, Inc., sat down recently to talk about trends the two of them saw in the pharmaceutical production and manufacturing industry.
By Kenneth Maltas, Vice President of Engineering; Auston Matta, Engineering Team Lead R&D; Kevin O'Donnell, Technical Director; D'Arcy Ryan, Director of Marketing, ThermoSafe; Sonoco Protective Solutions Storing and shipping highly temperature-sensitive drug products requires sophisticated packaging to ensure that the product remains safe and viable — from the manufacturing plant to the end user.