ARTICLES BY TOBIAS KUNERS OF KOENDERS
Is It Time To Stop Using Mean Kinetic Temperature (MKT) In Pharma Storage & Transport?
MKT continues to be proposed in USP chapters <659> and <1079> and is presented as an isothermal storage temperature that simulates the non-isothermal effects of storage temperature variation. However, there is too little or no emphasis on the physics or chemistry behind the impact of temperature excursions on biological drug products and other contemporary drugs.
Pharmaceutical Transport Validation — Where To Begin?
This article provides a road map for transport validation, which is used to qualify packaging for the entire product supply chain. When transport validation is done incompletely, poorly, or not at all, it can result in off-label drugs that are potentially harmful to patients.
Bio/Pharma Maintenance 4.0: How To Get Started
Part 1 of this two-part series looked at the core aspects of Maintenance 4.0 and outlined a comprehensive maintenance process flow. In this second part, we will discuss how to get started with Maintenance 4.0, along with how to develop benchmark metrics that allow assessment of the gap between the current and desired states.
Maintenance 4.0 – The Next Revolution In Bio/Pharma Manufacturing
The next stage in maintenance management, Maintenance 4.0, is to go beyond predictive to the initial stage of an asset — commissioning the assets and deploying the same tools and techniques to set the measures within the design specification from the beginning onward, and using indicative measures to keep the asset in its original design specification.
An Introduction To Centerlining For Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
Many pharma companies struggle to strike the right balance between enough preventative maintenance and not too much corrective maintenance for manufacturing equipment, and to achieve that balance at a reasonable cost. One method known to drive the preventative/corrective ratio in favor of preventative maintenance is centerlining.