Newsletter | January 31, 2012

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UPS Survey Unveils Healthcare Supply Chain Trends

UPS Survey Unveils Healthcare Supply Chain Trends

The 2011 UPS "Pain in the (Supply) Chain" survey explores top business and supply chain concerns at pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies worldwide. Findings show changes in healthcare legislation, reform and intellectual property protection are major concerns as the industry's pace accelerates globally. View report.

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Clinical Trial Logistics In India: Managing Distribution Timelines Through The Efficient Importation Of Investigational Drugs
By World Courier
With a population of over 1.1 billion, and an increasingly large pool of patients suffering from deadly modern diseases like cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, India has emerged as a thriving hub for clinical trials over the past decade. According to National Institutes of Health (NIH) statistics, India currently hosts over 1,600 studies.


Improving Process Quality Of Pharmaceutical Liquids: Aseptic Blow/Fill/Seal Technology vs. Traditional Aseptic Processing
By Chuck Reed, Weiler Engineering, Inc.
Blow/Fill/Seal (BFS) product usage has been widely established in the ophthalmic and respiratory therapy markets for some time, and lately BFS technology has been gaining increasing worldwide acceptance in the parenteral drug marketplace, replacing traditional glass vial processing in a growing number of applications.


3 Requirements For Purchasing A Pneumatic Conveyor
By VAC-U-MAX
In terms of pneumatic conveying, users may know that they have a 55-gallon drum of powder sitting on the floor that needs to get into a process in a certain amount of time and at a particular rate, but understanding the subtleties between dense or dilute phase, or positive or negative pressure systems also requires some advanced knowledge.

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Future Challenges Of The Biopharma Cold Chain
Biological products, unlike more traditional chemical drugs, are more complex and less stable. These newer, biologically based products have resulted in manufacturers and regulatory authorities being challenged with an increasingly difficult task of insuring quality, consistency, and efficacy in a globally connected marketplace.


The Difference Between Logistics Management And Logistics Control
Life science products have a distinct logistical profile; the nuances between a fine chemical and a medical compound or medical devices and computer hardware have significant regulatory differences. When determining the logistics plan for a product, it is critical to remember that it is not just a box.


Brochure: Particle Characterization System — Morphologi G3
Malvern Instruments has added a new capability to its award-winning Morphologi G3 automated particle characterization system, enabling the fully automated detection, enumeration and size classification of foreign particulate matter (FPM) collected on a filter.


Brochure: Pharmaceutical Roller Compactor — WP 200 S
The WP 200 S has an optimized design for pharmaceutical production and special requirements. The compactor is capable of operation for a wide range of applications, be they small-batch or full-scale production.


Not All ELN IP Protection Controls Are Equal: What You Should Know As You Go Electronic
Using an electronic lab notebook (ELN) or planning to move to one? There are some things you should know about the protection of the integrity and authenticity of your scientific intellectual property. Not all solutions are equal.

Industry News

Will Illumina Say Yes To Roche's $5.7B Bid?
APP Settles With The Medicines Company On Angiomax Patent Litigation
Perrigo Files For Generic Version Of Nasal Spray, Announces Meda Patent Infringement Lawsuit
FDA Lifts Clinical Hold On Insmed's ARIKACE In Patients With NTM
Boehringer Ingelheim Prolongates Drug Discovery Collaboration With Priaxon
Sartorius Stedim Biotech And Refine Technology Announce Cooperation
Waters And NIBRT Complete Work On World's First UPLC Glycan Database
BioFlex Tubing And Assemblies Offer Convenience And Flexibility For Single-Use Systems
BioLineRx Signs Exclusive License Agreement For Oral Treatment For Hepatitis C
Aptar Pharma Opens New Manufacturing Site Near Mumbai
Value Plastics Improves Material Transfer With New Bag Port Technology
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Lessons from 483s: Enhancing Efficiency, Quality and cGMP Compliance will be held on February 27 to 28, 2012, in Tampa, FL. Discover how to combine the best in science and engineering to deliver low-cost operations and high-quality products. Register Today!

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Spotlight On Inspection

Blister Pack Leak Detection: Protecting Product Integrity
Blister packaging will always exist due to its practicality; but, the things that make blister packaging difficult to work with also make it a desired product presentation.

AuditCheck Metal Detection System Improves Efficiency And Product Safety
The Thermo Scientific AuditCheck Metal Detection Verification Performance System is a unique performance verification system which utilizes an automated test shuttle that moves through the metal detector's field at user-specified points in time.

A Healthy Outlook On Inspection
Sensitive pharmaceutical metal detectors, pipeline-style inspection systems, and checkweighers all help Garden State Nutritionals provide 100% inspection and ensure quality and accuracy for hundreds of nutraceutical, herbal, and nutritional tablets, capsules, and powders.

X-Ray Inspection More Than Just Contamination Detection
This white paper looks at the potential of X-ray inspection to solve a wide range of product safety and quality control issues typically found within food and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Brochure: A&V A-M Inspection Machine
This is an automatic rotating inspection unit with alternate motion for vials and small bottles. The containers are placed on the loading tray by the operator and fed into the central carrousel through an infeed starwheel.

Product Brochure: TVIS-EX3 Tablet Visual Inspection System
The TVIS-EX3, our new Tablet Video Inspection System, is a high-precision, powerful inspection system. The TVIS-EX3 enhances continuous operation, operator friendliness, and cleaning efficiency.
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Kronos' Gregg Gordon Talks Lean Labor In Life Sciences Manufacturing
Lori Clapper had the chance to talk with Gregg Gordon from Kronos about his take on Lean Labor in pharmaceutical manufacturing. He just released his first book called Lean Labor.
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Southwest Airlines® Cargo Network
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Biological Asset Logistics
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Pharmaceutical Metal Detectors (Tablets And Capsules)
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AbsoluteProof  (Data Integrity Protection)
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LF2100® Low-Foam Alkaline Cleaner
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BraillePoint™ Braille Dot Measurement
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Kemwell Biopharma

LF-Laser Vacuum Analyzer For Lyophilized Vials
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Preclinical Toxicology Services
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HT-CVX-SSU: Single-Sided Table Press
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FumeHood Controllers
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Aseptic Pharmaceutical Homogenizers
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Sorbent Solutions For Respiratory Drug Delivery Devices
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Multisorb Technologies

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Steam-Thru® Connections: Medical-Grade Polysulfone
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