The 2013 ISPE Annual Meeting is the pharmaceutical industry's most significant event. Join us November 3 to 6 in Washington, DC, for industry-leading discussions on drug shortages, quality metrics, breakthrough therapies, stratified sampling and more. Hear from an unprecedented number of regulators, shape the future of the industry in high-level executive sessions and build your staff competencies with over 50 topic-focused sessions. Learn more at www.ISPE.org/2013AnnualMeeting.
By Trisha Gladd, Editor, Pharmaceutical Online and Bioresearch Online
Poor supply chain visibility and high costs plague pharmaceutical manufacturers on a daily basis, and with global expansion on the rise, the demand for new technology to address these common industry challenges grows each day. I recently had the opportunity to learn about three innovative technologies created by companies that recognized these areas in need of improvement and then created solutions that gave their customers what they needed — and a little bit more.
By Pharmaceutical Engineering Magazine
Pharmaceutical Engineering interviews Julie Kim about her role in the BioTherapeutics Franchise, and and what contributes to Baxter's success and growth in the biotechnology industry.
By Sharon Nowak, Coperion K-Tron
Volumetric feeders control flow by discharging a consistent volume of material. They are best used when bulk density is consistent, long-term feed accuracy is not critical, and feeder performance does not need to be documented.
By James Drinkwater, Bioquell Inc.
There is a need to improve efficiency in the pharmaceutical industry to meet new challenges of globalization, competitiveness, and the increasing diversity of products.
By Malcolm McLaughlin, Alconox, Inc.
Cleaning validation is a necessary and time consuming part of manufacturing pharmaceuticals. The validation process can be expedited and cost of validation can be lowered if the cleaner supplier can provide support, allowing for pharmaceuticals to get to market faster and at a lower cost. This paper outlines the basics of cleaning validation, as well as discussing the kinds of support services you should seek from your supplier of critical cleaning products in order to optimize your cleaning validation process.
By Hemi Sagi, Director, ATC, Inc.
Before new technologies were available to directly measure very small leaks, most leak measurements were done indirectly. Direct mass leak flow measurement has many advantages. It is independent of part volume or configuration, and it's not sensitive to temperature changes.