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MD&M East: The Largest Medtech Event On The East Coast
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
Expo: June 10 to 12, 2014 Conference: June 10 to 12, 2014 Medical Design & Manufacturing East returns to New York! Benefit from more than 1,200 exhibiting suppliers, a comprehensive conference program, all-new Speed Networking sessions, and much more. With keynote presentations from Coridea, Covidien, IBM, Sotera Wireless, and Stryker Corporation. Visit Here to Learn More
By Trisha Gladd, Editor, Pharmaceutical Online and Bioresearch Online
When AmerisourceBergen, a global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company, decided to build a new distribution center, their focus was twofold. First, they wanted to ensure they built a facility that offered the efficiency the manufacturing community needs. Second, in order to meet patient and customer needs, they had to be able to maintain product availability. To do this, they came up with a design they refer to as a "single-drop" facility.
By Robert G. McGregor, General Manager – Global Marketing, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Tablet production depends on steady flow of powder from a feed hopper to the tablet machine. Hang ups are unwelcome because they interrupt production and necessitate a costly restart. Testing the powder for flowability before manufacturing start-up is a must in order to prevent this type of problem.
By Maik W. Jornitz, COO, G-CON Manufacturing LLC
Currently, the need of a paradigm shift in the facility design of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical production sites has been stated in multiple papers and conferences.
By Mark Jacyno, Melissa Wilcox, and Linda Xu, Grace
Traditional Chinese medicines have played an important role in clinical therapy and have been attracting more and more attention for their complementary therapeutic effects to western medicines with low toxicity and few to no complications. With the use of traditional herbal medicines gaining popularity worldwide, the questions of purity and safety of these supplements or natural products have become a concern for public health authorities. The FDA, WHO, and the Chinese Pharmacopoeia have begun generating reliable and accurate analytical techniques to standardize quality control in the manufacturing of these supplements to ensure the correct identity, authenticity, and lot-to-lot consistency.