Newsletter | April 23, 2012

04.23.12 -- Deconstructing The Blue Dye Leak Test Method

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From The Editor

Plan Ahead To Make The Most Of INTERPHEX 2012
By Lori Clapper, editor
INTERPHEX 2012 is now less than two weeks away (May 1 to 3). Attendees will have a lot of ground to cover — literally — with four floors of New York City’s Javits Center filled with 650+ exhibitors, 1000+ product lines, 52 classes, and much more! For advice on successfully navigating this massive event, I asked INTERPHEX’s industry VP, Bob Stewart, to lend us some insight. Read more.

Featured Articles

Deconstructing The Blue Dye Leak Test Method
By Oliver Stauffer, PTI Packaging and Inspection Systems
Blister package manufacturing for tablets and capsules has process and material parameters that are unique to each product. Barrier properties of blister packaging are primarily designed to eliminate moisture ingress, a result of H2O molecules passing through micro leaks over extended periods of time.


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Top 10 Reasons To Use Rigid-Wall Isolators
By Gary Partington, Walker Barrier Systems
These days, several pharmaceutical companies are moving to single-use, flexible film isolators for containment of potent compounds during pharmaceutical processing. Flexible film isolators have also been used for aseptic processes, like sterility testing.


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Economics Of Feeding: Total Cost Approach To ROI
By Sharon Nowak, K-Tron
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.


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Featured Downloads

Brochure: Pharmaceutical Roller Compactor — WP 200
The WP 200 Pharma is the obvious choice of compactor and granulator for production. With a throughput of up to 400 kg/hr (lactose), the WP 200 Pharma is ideal for situations of frequent product changes, special products, small batches, or for compacting and granulating of a mono product in continuous operation.

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White Paper: The Guide To Critical Cleaning
In this guide, you'll find a method-by-method review of critical cleaning procedures. Following are specific examples of applications for Alconox detergents in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, laboratories, electronics, precision manufacturing, environmental sampling, and food and dairy processing.

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Case Study: Introducing An Automated And Validated Calibration System
The starting situation at AstraZeneca Sweden Operations was challenging, and the company had many demanding requirements for a calibration system.

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Datasheet: Baumann™ 89000 Sanitary Control Valve
This brochure provides information on the Baumann 89000 Sanitary Control Valve, with high-lift metal plug, suitable for the life science and food and beverage industries.

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Industry News

INTERPHEX 2012 Keynote Presentations Highlight Pharma/Biopharma Business Models And Supply Solutions
Freeman Technology Demonstrates Latest FT4 Powder Rheometer Software At Interphex 2012
Pureweld® XL Weldable Tubing On Display At Interphex
Weiler Engineering Introduces MODEL 628 All-Electric Machine
New Products From Walker Barrier Systems
PTI To Exhibit New Non-Destructive Leak Detection System For Blister Packaging
Introducing A New, Unique Turnkey Isolated Milling Suite At Interphex
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Colder Products Company is proud to announce the new AseptiQuik® X sterile connector for large flow (1”) applications and the AseptiQuik® S sterile connector for small flow (1/8” and 1/4”) applications. Visit our booth at Interphex (#2357) for an interactive demonstration. Learn more about Colder’s single-use connection technologies at www.colder.com/interphex12.

Spotlight On INTERPHEX

Application Note: Sizing Wet Granulation Prior To Drying
Pharmaceutical companies worldwide have been using the Comil for removing lumps from pharmaceutical wet masses. In the tablet manufacturing process, powders such as lactose, the active ingredient, binders, and water or solvent are mixed to form a wet mass.

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Introduction To Feeding Accuracy For Pharmaceutical Operations
Accuracy is key to quality in any process that employs gravimetric feeders to proportion or control the flow of excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredients to a pharmaceutical process.

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Poster: Nondestructive Monitoring Of Oxygen In Prefilled Syringes
Headspace oxygen is a critical parameter for controlling the stability of many liquid and lyophilized products. Monitoring headspace oxygen in syringes is particularly challenging due to the small volume and packaging configuration.

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Product Brochure: FT4 Powder Rheometer — Universal Powder Tester
A program of continuing development makes today's FT4 Powder Rheometer a sophisticated universal powder testing system that is helping to address a very broad range of powder processing challenges.

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Product Brochure: Hygienic Processing
In the world of hygiene, where compactness, smart communication, plant footprint, washdown, dead legs, cross-contamination, and validation are everyday concerns, Bürkert Fluid Control Systems provides process efficiency and higher yields by offering you unlimited process modularity.

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Visionspect Contract Visual Inspection Brochure
Viswill Visual Inspection Equipment is the heart of the Visionspect contract visual inspection system. In use for more than thirty years in Japan and the United States, this equipment has proven to be more accurate than manual inspection and at a lower cost.

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Datasheet: VPure 4400-H
The VPure 4400-H is a value-designed, USP-grade water system for use in bacteria-controlled applications in the life science market.

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Featured Multimedia

Regulatory Challenges Facing The Cold Chain Shipping
Rob Wright, chief editor of Life Science Leader magazine, interviews Larry Stambaugh, president and CEO of Cryoport, a life sciences global frozen logistics provider. Stambaugh discusses regulatory challenges facing cold chain shipping, sample degradation, improper storage, and transportation.

Featured Products And Services

Zeta Plus™ Activated Carbon Cartridges And Capsules
Zeta Plus™ Activated Carbon Cartridges And Capsules

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3M Purification Inc (formerly CUNO)
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MicroActive Interactive Data Analysis Software
MicroActive Interactive Data Analysis Software

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Micromeritics Instrument Corporation
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Allegro™ Single-Use Tangential Flow Filtration System
Allegro™ Single-Use Tangential Flow Filtration System

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Pall Life Sciences - BioPharmaceuticals
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DisiTest 50 Automatic Disintegration Tester
DisiTest 50 Automatic Disintegration Tester

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Pharmatron
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Flexel® For Magnetic Mixer
Flexel® For Magnetic Mixer

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Sartorius Stedim Biotech
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Tablet Testing System: HT100
Tablet Testing System: HT100

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SOTAX Corporation
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PureFlo® Polyethylene Filter Capsules
PureFlo® Polyethylene Filter Capsules

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ZenPure Corporation
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MET ONE 3411: Portable Air Particle Counter
MET ONE 3411: Portable Air Particle Counter

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Hach Company - Particle Counting Division
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The Flexible Factory Concept
The Flexible Factory Concept

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Xcellerex
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Isolators And RABS
Isolators And RABS

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Bosch Packaging Technology
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Liquid Dose Pharmaceutical Contract Packaging
Liquid Dose Pharmaceutical Contract Packaging

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Aphena Pharma Solutions
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TepoFlex® PE Biocontainers
TepoFlex® PE Biocontainers

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Meissner Filtration Products, Inc.
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