Newsletter | May 22, 2012

05.22.12 -- Pharma Corporate Espionage: A $400B Threat

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Pharma Corporate Espionage: A $400B Threat
By Jonathan Snyder
Imagine you spent the past 15 years of your life passionate about finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. You stayed up nights struggling to continue your research, yet you were running out of funding. Knowing your competitors were years behind your research, you finally found your angel investor who provided the seed capital you needed — but with the time-sensitive precondition that you must provide a return on investment within two years or they would pull your financing.


How RFID Is Changing The Pharma Cold Chain
By Lee Marts, quality assurance and regulatory affairs manager, American Thermal Instruments, Inc.
Life sciences products have grown more complex, and this complexity often increases product value — and sometimes — temperature sensitivity. Either outcome places a greater burden on cold chain professionals to reduce risk.


Banishing The Mysteries Of Evaporation
By Dr Induka Abeysena and Rob Darrington BSc, Genevac Ltd.
A variety of sample concentration and evaporation methods are used in laboratories. This article will describe the basic theories of evaporation and concentration, and some of the commonly used techniques. 

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White Paper: An Efficient Synthesis Of Methyl 2-Methoxy-4-Amino-5-Chloro-Benzoate-(Carbonyl-14C)
Methyl 2-Methoxy-4-Amino-5-Chloro-Benzoate-[Carbonyl-14C] (MMACB-14C) is an important intermediate in the synthesis of several Carbon-14 labeled APIs. Compound 1 was needed as an intermediate for a synthesis that required seven additional steps that resulted in an overall yield of 36%. A better route was requred to make the synthesis more efficient.


Datasheet: Model 56 Advanced Dual-Input Analyzer
The high-resolution, full-color screen of the easy-to-use Model 56 Analyzer provides easily viewed process measurements, on-screen data trend graphs, and details user help screens. This advanced analyzer has data logger, event logger, and a USB 2.0 data port.


OEM Disposable Medical Device Outsourcing
Follow these 10 tips to clearly define your needs and the function of the product. Your vendor may be able to suggest cost-efficient ways to improve product quality and lower unit price.


White Paper: 10 Reasons To Add Reusability To Your Thermal Shipping Container
All panels contain the same material, allowing for proper and consistent temperature distribution throughout.

Industry News

Dr. Reddy's Launches OTC Lansoprazole Delayed-Release Capsules
Azithromycin May Be Linked To Increased Risk Of Sudden Death In Adult Patients
Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association Calls On Senate To Support PDUFA
Viropro Creates Subsidiary For Biosimilar Drug Market
Ambit Biosciences, Teva Announce Clearance Of IND For CEP-32496
Sanitary Strainer Products For Applications That Demand Cleanliness
Malvern Specialist Presents ‘Inline Particle Size Analysis For Fluidized Bed And High Shear Granulation Processes'
Avalanche Biotechnologies, Lonza Collaborate On Adeno-Associated Viral Vectors For Gene Therapy
Children With Cancer Have Complete Responses In A Children's Oncology Group Phase 1 Trial
Generex Announces New Members Of Antigen Express Scientific Advisory Board For The AE37 Breast Cancer Vaccine
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Diffraction And Imaging: Complementary Techniques For Nasal Spray Development
May 31, 2012 | 10:30 a.m. EDT

Together the techniques of laser diffraction and automated particle imaging support the fast, cost-effective development of nasal spray products, simultaneously providing the data required for regulatory compliance; this webinar examines their application.

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Reduce Manufacturing Costs And Improve Quality With The Proper Assembly Lubricants
Reduce Manufacturing Costs And Improve Quality With The Proper Assembly Lubricants
June 6, 2012 | 1:00 p.m. EST

Rubber, both natural and synthetic, is a core material in many manufacturing industries. Tight-fitting rubber components can slow production and affect quality and safety. International Products Corporation manufactures assembly lubricants that help reduce costs from damaged parts and improve assembly quality, as well as worker safety. Learn more.

Spotlight On Isolation And Containment

Application: Vacuum Conveying For Tableting Operations
Pneumatic conveying by vacuum is quickly becoming one of the most popular means of transport for a variety of pharmaceutical products.

Achema Outdoor Area/Stand 1A27

Process Train Containment In CMO Operations Case Study
Handling HP/C compounds requires highly specialized facilities and controls. As part of Pharmatek's overall corporate safety program, they chose to integrate ILC Dover Flexible Containment Solutions into their HP/C facilities.

Achema Hall 6/Stand A10

Top 5 Design Features For Efficient And Effective Split Butterfly Valve Containment Performance
This article outlines five of the most important design features of a split valve design that contribute to valve effectiveness and efficiency.

Case Study: Pneumatic Conveying Systems Prescription For Maximizing Material Delivery
Pneumatic conveying systems and vacuum technology have become an indispensible tool in streamlining pharmaceutical and nutraceutical production lines.

Top 10 Reasons To Use Rigid Wall Isolators
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.

Getinge Isolation Technology
Getinge's isolation technology experience and countless projects completed in a wide variety of applications means our expert designers know what works and what doesn't.
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Featured Multimedia

Kronos' Gregg Gordon Talks Lean Labor In Life Sciences Manufacturing
Lori Clapper had the chance to talk with Gregg Gordon from Kronos about his take on Lean Labor in pharmaceutical manufacturing. He just released his first book, titled Lean Labor.

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