Newsletter | February 4, 2014

02.04.14 -- What Obamacare Means For Retirees

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Critical Environments Packaging Manufacturing
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» Featured Magazine Article
Obamacare Is Vaporizing Retiree Drug Coverage
By John McManus, The McManus Group
The headlines have been filled with reports of thousands of individuals losing their health insurance because many plans in the individual market do not conform to certain requirements of Obamacare. But what is not well-known is that employer-sponsored retiree drug coverage for Medicare-eligible beneficiaries has virtually evaporated as a result of enactment of Obamacare.
Featured Focus: Critical Environments
Ultraviolet Disinfection: Crucial Link In The Sterilization Chain
By Alex Verayo, Terra Universal
Many manufacturers face the challenge of maintaining sterile products and processes. In most cases, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.
WHITE PAPER: What Is Combustible Dust?
APPLICATION NOTE: Using A Laboratory Glassware Washer To Perform Pasteurization
BROCHURE: Sterilization And Depyrogenation Ovens
PRODUCT: Laboratory CO2 Incubator
» Packaging
WHITE PAPER: Achieving Temperature Requirements For Blister Packaging
By Dr. Egon Huefner, Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
When tablets are packaged in blisters, the plastic film must be the right temperature at the right moment: which is no easy task at an output of up to 1,300 blisters per minute. A customer-specific combination for proportional valve, temperature sensor, and controller master is using the regulation of cooling water flow. If needed, machine developers can implement 13 parallel-working temperature control circuits.
DATASHEET: Heavy Weight Checkweighers
By Loma Systems and Lock Inspection
PRODUCT: Custom Design Health And Beauty Contract Packaging Services
PRODUCT: Sorbent Packet Dispenser
PRODUCT: Pharmaceutical Contract Packaging Technology
» Manufacturing
WHITE PAPER: Powders Require More Than Engineering Expertise
By Uwe Amann, Harro Höfliger Packaging Systems
The majority of pharmaceutical products have to enter the blood stream in order to be effective. They can be taken orally, via the intestine, by injection, or by infusion.
WHITE PAPER: Flexible Production Platforms For Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
DATASHEET: Portable Airborne Particle Counters: BOULDER COUNTER
By Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
PRODUCT: Pharmaceutical Micronization
PRODUCT: Particle Surface Area And Porosity Analyzers
PRODUCT: Life Cycle Concept: PCS Solutions
SERVICE: Contract Analytical Services: Permeation Of Organic Compounds
ARTICLE: Manufacturers Reducing The Burden Of Compliance
By Tara S. Hundley, Anton Paar USA
What drives a pharmaceutical company to scrutinize an instrument manufacturer and every detail of the instrument during instrument qualification? The answer is simple: compliance to regulations. Every company that produces pharmaceutical products must guarantee a consistent quality that meets regulated specifications — for the entire product life cycle, from production to consumption.
ARTICLE: Energy Efficient Tips For Pneumatic Applications
WHITE PAPER: Multivariate Data Analysis For Dummies
By Brad Swarbrick, CAMO Software
Welcome to "Multivariate Data Analysis For Dummies," your guide to the rapidly growing area of data mining and predictive analytics. Multivariate analysis is set to change the mindset of many industries, and the way they approach the daunting task of analyzing large sets of data to extract the information they really need.
GUEST COLUMN: Measuring The Integrity Of Hard Gelatin Capsules Using Texture Analysis
BROCHURE: Simplify Clinical Trials Documentation And Reduce Compliance Risk
» Inspection
WHITE PAPER: How To Conduct A Magnet Pull Test
By Bill Dudenhoefer, Eriez
Many manufacturers today invest thousands — if not millions — of dollars annually into magnetic separation equipment, proactively reducing the risk that any foreign object or contaminant will be mixed in with a product sold to their network of customers, including other OEMs, distributors, or direct to consumer.
PRODUCT: Sartorius X-Ray Inspection System: Dymond
PRODUCT: Punch Measurement And Inspection
PRODUCT: High-Speed Pharmaceutical Leak Testing Machine
PRODUCT: Ampoules And Vials Hybrid Inspection Machine: AIM 400H
» Logistics
CASE STUDY: Genesis Genetics Saves More Than 50% In Shipping Costs With Passive Packaging Solution
DATASHEET: PureTemp: Natural Vegetable-Based Phase Change Materials (PCMs)
BROCHURE: Remote Monitoring For Shipping And Product Storage
BROCHURE: Electronic Bolt Seal For Cargo Security
PRODUCT: Single-Use Cold Chain Temperature Data Logger: CCL100

Data Integrity And Manufacturing: Detecting And Mitigating Risk
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Time: 1pm – 2:30pm EST

Quality By Design (QbD): Successful Implementation For Pharmaceutical Development And Manufacturing
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 • Time: 1pm – 2:30pm EST
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