This article presents guided wave radar level measurement as an acceptable, less expensive alternate to load cell systems. By David Ladoski and Dan Klees
The reality is that paper is more of a habit than a requirement. AstraZeneca discovered this when they aimed to introduce ELNs to improve the efficiency of their validated workflows for GMP API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) manufacture. Paper and its associated workflows were standard only because they were familiar and had been defined over time to meet the needs of scientists, process engineers and quality control and assurance staffs.
One tool holds a unique position among R&D informatics systems. Unlike other systems, electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) both produce data and consume information. An ELN’s ability to capture data, observations, experiences, and context is particularly powerful when combined with other data pipelining tools. The ability to link key pieces of data and mine experiments captured in the ELN for insights fuels true scientific knowledge management. This use case describes the broad organizational benefits that BIOVIA Workbook made possible for a global pharmaceutical company, highlighting how the system is supporting efforts to gain predictive control over key processes in Research and Development.
Almac, in partnership with a US Biotech client and supported by Merz, a world leader in the design and fabrication of stickpack sachet machines has developed a flexible paediatric dosage form consisting of minitablets filled into stickpacks using a robust manufacturing and filling process suitable for routine commercial manufacture
There is a saying: Go big or go home. But not when dealing with sample testing of pharmaceutical powders. Then the saying is: Waste not, want not. In the cutthroat world of Big Pharma, staying one step ahead of the competition is imperative. Research to create the next new drug is a costly endeavor. Once a new product is developed, speed to market is the next challenge.
Water is one of the most widely used raw materials in the pharmaceutical plant. Several grades of water are used throughout the plant. One grade, Water for Injection (WFI), is water purified by reverse osmosis or distillation as specified by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Specific tests for Conductivity apply to WFI Water produced on site for manufacturing purposes.
Biopharmaceutical Chromatography Systems are designed for separating and purifying proteins and bio-engineered products. The systems must maintain a hygienic design. Wetted surface finish must be < 20 μinch Ra and material traceability is important to maintain system integrity. pH measurement plays an important role in the purification process, providing feedback control of buffer and effluent feed through the column. The system’s wetted components must withstand Cleaned in Place (CIP) and Steamed in Place (SIP) cycles, which can stress a sensor with high heat and caustic. The pH sensor must be able to make accurate and stable pH measurements after the cleaning cycles.