What Is The Solution To Drug Shortages?
As of July 2013, drug shortages seem to be getting worse and the drug shortage is not the result of numerous manufacturing issues but of something far more sinister.
WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
Container Closure Integrity Testing Of IV Bags
As a means to ensuring the safety of sterile products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) have provided strict guidelines for the testing of container closure systems.
High-Speed Pharmaceutical Glass Vial Inspection With In-Sight Vision Systems
Few industrial sectors have such stringent quality requirements as the pharmaceutical industry. To meet these exacting specifications, companies are increasingly utilizing intelligent vision systems.
Determination Of Cell Aggregation In Bacteria Cultures With An Automatic And Reliable Method
The percentage of aggregates in bacteria cultures may be determined by employing the Coulter Principle, also known as Electrical Sensing Zone (ESZ) technique. The ISO International Standard 13319 describes this technique. By Andres Lobeiras, Product Manager, Beckman Coulter, Inc
Viscosity Flow Curve Tells All
Characterizing any material for flow behavior involves testing it over a range of shear rates relevant to how it is processed in manufacturing or how it is used by the consumer. Ointments, for example, are used to coat human body parts like skin, lips, finger/toe nails, hair, eyeballs, etc. The coating action is such that the medicinal mixture, once applied to the surface of the object, spreads as it is rubbed into place. Therefore, a relevant viscosity test would employ shear rates that mimic this type of spreading action.
Absorption Vs. Ultraviolet-Visible Range Spectrophotometry
Spectrophotometry is a technique employed when quantitative measurement and analysis of specific spectra of light is required. From simple quality assurance techniques to advanced chemical analysis, spectrophotometry is a robust and widely used process that spans multiple disciplines and industries. By Randy Klimek
Vulnerability In The Tablet Press Rooms
With comprehensive IQ, OQ and PQ’s, the pharmaceutical industry has THE MOST stringent quality guidelines in place to ensure product consistency and efficacy. Yet when it comes to foreign object detection, most companies leave themselves vulnerable as they restrict inspection of foreign objects to the tablet press rooms using metal detectors. By: Ray Spurgeon, Eriez Product Manager-Inspection Systems