Newsletter | May 10, 2012

05.10.12 -- A Guide To Containing Potent Pharmaceutical Powders

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From The Editor

INTERPHEX 2012: 3 Manufacturing Challenges Single-Use Aims To Overcome
By Lori Clapper, Editor
Single-use technology was again a dominant theme at INTERPHEX this year, featuring prominently in both the conference schedule and in booths throughout the exhibit hall. I spent some time at the show attending single-use focused sessions and speaking with disposable product vendors, to explore the major challenges manufacturers face and how single-use technology is adapting to help overcome them.

Featured Articles

A Guide To Containing Potent Pharmaceutical Powders
By Mina Ibrahim, P.Eng., MBA, Product Manager, Solids — Quadro Engineering, IDEX Material Processing Technologies Inc.
With the rise in popularity of high potency active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) there has also come increased interest in the containment and safe manufacture of such compounds. As drugs become more potent, they become increasingly dangerous to the health of plant personnel, and manufacturers face significant challenges in ensuring the protection of their workers.


Facing New ISO Particle Counting Regulations: How To Best Prepare
A Q&A with Troy Tillman, TSI Incorporated
Change is around the corner for pharmaceutical cleanrooms, as significant revisions to current ISO particle counting standards are forthcoming. With this in mind, Pharmaceutical Online thought it was a good time to speak with Troy Tillman of TSI, a supplier of particle counters and other precision measurement solutions.


Biodecontamination Of Animal Rooms And Heat-Sensitive Equipment With Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide
By Juergen Krause BSC, Gerald McDonnell BSC, PhD, and Hermann Riedesel DVM, PhD
Common methods used to decontaminate and disinfect laboratory animal areas are difficult to standardize, labor-intensive, and potentially hazardous for staff members and the environment.

Featured Downloads

Safeguarding The Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
In today's highly competitive world of pharmaceutical development, researchers are increasingly turning to locations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe to conduct critical studies. The benefits are clear — progressive pharmaceutical legislation, a welcoming business environment, low-cost operations, skilled technical personnel, and easy access to large pools of treatment-naïve patients.


The Difference Between Logistics Management And Logistics Control
Life science products have a distinct logistical profile; the nuances between a fine chemical and a medical compound or medical devices and computer hardware have significant regulatory differences. When determining the logistics plan for a product it is critical to remember that it is not just a box.


Datasheet: Xcelolab™ Powder Dispenser
The Xcelolab Powder Dispenser by Capsugel is specifically designed for accurate, closed-loop weight dispensing that is typically difficult.


Brochure: BarProof™ Bar Code Inspection
The Global Vision BarProof automatically locates all bar codes on a label, carton, or press sheet and grades each bar code according to CEN/ANSI/ISO standards.

Industry News

TSI Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Azbil Biovigilant Inc.
CMO Market At $60B By 2018
GE Healthcare Launches Chromatography Medium For Capture Of Antibodies And Antibody Fragments
Ross Double Planetary Mixers And Discharge Systems For Non-Flowing Mixtures
MET ONE Handheld Particle Counter With Simple USB Data Download
Genevac Announces Pilot Plant & Production Scale Freeze Drying & Lyophilization
Endress+Hauser And Rockwell Automation Open A New Process Training Unit In Philadelphia, PA
Bosch Presents Enhanced Inspection Technology Portfolio
Regeneron And Bayer Announce Co-Promotion Agreement With Santen For EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection In Japan
Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Submits Archexin Phase II Protocol For Ovarian Cancer To FDA
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Industry Webinar

What Size Characterization Technique Should I Use For My Product?

May 15, 2012 | 10:30 AM

Here you are ... you decided to measure the particle size of your product! However, there are so many techniques out there, so which one are you going to use? This presentation will attempt to demystify some of the thought processes involved in selecting the most appropriate size characterization techniques for your materials.

Spotlight On Material Handling

U.S. Government Regulations For Pharmaceutical Vacuums And Cleanroom Vacuums
In recent years, an increased focus on safety and security issues has permeated almost every industry in the United States. Of particular concern is the pharmaceutical industry — with good reason. Pharmaceutical companies face particular challenges, as they generate an array of products that present potential health challenges or hazards to their consumer markets.

In-line Solids Into Liquids Mixing: Capitalizing On Lean Manufacturing Concepts
The concept of Lean Manufacturing has been growing in popularity in the manufacturing world for the past several years. This article reviews the concepts of Lean Manufacturing and some solutions that are readily available to help manufacturers achieve the benefits of this practice.

Achema Hall 5 / Stand C12

Case Study: Bag Handling, Check Sieving Weigh System
In this installation, materials are received in 50-pound bags and semibulk bags and are security screened for foreign objects while being conveyed to a weigh hopper, where they are automatically hatched in predetermined weights and discharged into process drums.

Economics Of Feeding: Total Cost Approach To ROI
When in the market for a feeding system, making a prudent return-on-investment decision involves looking beneath the surface for hidden costs and opportunities.

Achema Outdoor Area / 1A27

Product Overview: Tote Unloading And Batching Systems
The tote unloading and batching system is engineered to efficiently transfer liquid ingredients. The tote feeds into a reservoir; from there a pump draws the product and distributes it to one or more usepoints.

Datasheet: Deduster KD7015 Combination Unit
The KD7015 is an upward-conveying vibratory tablet deduster combined with a Ceia metal detector. The dust-tight window allows for viewing the tablets as they are conveyed up the helix. A sleek housing encloses all wiring and the telescoping columnfor a clean GMP conformance.
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Featured Multimedia

Video: Theft Prevention In The Supply Chain
This is a recording of a webinar panel discussion entitled "Theft Prevention in the Supply Chain: How Foresight and Process Can Secure the Bottom Line." The panelists discuss industry best practices and good guidance on how to keep the supply chain secure from cargo theft.

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Baumann 87000 Flexsleev Sanitary Control Valve
Baumann 87000 Flexsleev Sanitary Control Valve

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Emerson Process Management

Acsis ProducTrak Asset Management
Acsis ProducTrak Asset Management

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Acsis Inc.

SIMOTION: Motion Control System
SIMOTION: Motion Control System

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Siemens Industry, Inc.

Pharmaceutical Development Capabilities
Pharmaceutical Development Capabilities

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Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited

Stainless Steel Automated Friability Tester
Stainless Steel Automated Friability Tester

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Natoli Engineering Company, Inc.

Drug Discovery Services
Drug Discovery Services

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BASi (Bioanalytical Systems Inc)

X-Ray Inspection: POWERx
X-Ray Inspection: POWERx

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Thermo Scientific Product Inspection

FiberFlo Hollow Fiber Capsule Filters
FiberFlo Hollow Fiber Capsule Filters

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Mar Cor Purification

WFI Multieffect Stills
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Getinge USA, Inc.

NS3024: High-Pressure Homogenizer And Pump
NS3024: High-Pressure Homogenizer And Pump

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GEA Niro Soavi

VeriCon 136: Bottle And Container Online Linear Leak Testing
VeriCon 136: Bottle And Container Online Linear Leak Testing

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PTI Packaging and Inspection Systems

Filling Machine: Automatic Synchromat
Filling Machine: Automatic Synchromat

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