Biopharma Quality Management Best Practices: An Approach To Quality Initiatives
Quality management is an increasingly important focus for biopharmaceutical manufacturers looking to avoid production problems and failures. And it’s increasingly becoming a multifaceted, industrywide concern as regulators take a closer look. With this in mind, it’s useful to see how the industry is approaching quality management in terms of the initiatives being pursued.
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Safe And Effective Filtration In Containment
In containment, it is essential that airflow must match the filter rated flow used in the system. By Russ Krainiak And Ronnie Harris
Supply Chain Management Is The Key To Growth For Pharmaceutical And Medical Device Manufacturers
It has been said that ‘demographics are destiny,’ and this is certainly true of the global growth of the middle class. Newly empowered consumers around the world are creating dynamic and expanding new markets for products that promise to sustain and improve the quality of their lives. International trade has become particularly important for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers because 57 percent of demand is now found outside of North America. Foreign markets are also manifesting the fastest growth. Yet less than one percent of U.S. healthcare companies export3. What factors hinder pharmaceutical and medical device organizations from participating in the large and growing global marketplace? Many companies cite two primary concerns as the impediment to taking their businesses beyond a solely domestic focus. By Scott Szwast, Healthcare Segment Marketing Director, UPS
How To Eliminate Heat Effect In Your Fume Hoods
Chemical procedures commonly require the introduction of heat. This is typically in the form of a hot plate or open flame. While the best place to perform these types of chemical procedures is inside a chemical fume hood, most people are unaware of heat’s effect on the airflow through the fume hood, and the potential impact on containment. By Luke Savage, LEED Green Associate, Sales Engineer, Labconco Corporation
An Inexact Science: Biosafety Risk Assessment
One of a Biosafety Officer or Laboratory Manager’s most vital functions is that of performing Risk Assessments. This multistep process becomes the backbone of a microbiology laboratory’s Biosafety Plan, Operating Procedures, and, if done early, facility design. By Brian Garrett, LEED® Green Associate & Product Specialist, Labconco Corporation
Water Purity And Lab Glassware Washers: Just How "Pure" Does It Have To Be?
Water purity supplied to a laboratory glassware washer for rinsing has been the subject of debate in regards to the end result of producing clean glassware. It should be noted that the term ‘deionized water’ does not reference any specific water purity level. The deionization of water produces water within a wide range of purity levels. The deionization process can be used to make medium grade water at 10-20 microsiemens of conductivity, or, it can be used in polishing systems to produce water with a 16-18 megohm resistivity level. By Bob Applequist, Labconco Product Manager
Why Are My Freeze Dry Flasks Breaking? 4 Pre-Freezing Tips
After 15 years of telling customers not to fill their freeze dry flasks to the rim, and not to place their freeze dry flask straight up and down in the freezer, and not to put the lids on their freeze dry flasks during pre-freezing, guess what I did? By Jenny Sprung, Product Manager