Companies To Watch: StemCells
StemCells has a cautious agenda in developing tissue-derived adult stem cell therapeutics that could lead to big leaps in patients’ quality of life.
WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
Ensuring The Headspace Of A Vial Contains A Specific Gas
When confronted with the task of ensuring that the headspace of a vial contains a customer specified gas there are several options available. However if the evacuation of atmospheric gasses and replacement with a specified gas is critical and must be verified, the challenge requires specialized equipment. By Bosch
When Capsules Fall Apart, Who Is To Blame?
Capsule integrity is a given for established manufacturers with impeccable reputations. Consumers, however, know from experience that not all capsules are made equal. Some can be difficult to extract from the blister pack. Others may have gel caps with cracks or, even worse, ruptures that allow the ingredients to spill out. Is this a manufacturing problem? Or has R&D neglected to implement a fool proof test methodology for evaluating capsule stability? Compression and tension testing offer a technical approach with quantifiable results that can be used to assess capsule performance.
Case Study: Flexible Packaging Services
The Challenge Due to capacity constraints at their own facility, a customer contracted Patheon for the transfer of packaging.
Small Scale Commercial Manufacturing
The Challenge: A small biotech company contracted Patheon to supply their clinical trial product, which was aseptically filled into 2 ml vials. The product was an orphan drug targeted for a niche patient population. Although this was truly a lifesaving treatment, the company struggled to find a CMO willing to commercialize the product because of the relatively low annual commercial volumes.
Big Pharma Trusts Patheon Puerto Rico To Meet The Tightest Deadlines
Patheon’s Puerto Rico Operations specialize in the high volume commercial manufacture of solid dosage forms including tablets, capsules, and powders packaged in bottles.
Blister Pack Texture Application Note
The increasing use of blister packs for unit dose packaging of tablets, capsules or lozenges in the pharmaceutical industry demands for good quality packaging.