White Papers

  1. Design Considerations For Liquid Silicone Rubber
    9/19/2017

    Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is a thermoset material that differs from thermoplastic injection molding in that it is designed to withstand constant temperatures up to 600°F. In addition to high heat resistance, LSR can also endure temperatures falling into the double digits below 0°F while maintaining its flexibility. LSR material has excellent thermal, electrical, and chemical properties, making it ideal for use in a wide range of applications. This article discusses the considerations designers should keep in mind when working with LSR, and offers helpful tips and comparisons for different tasks that LSR would be used for.

  2. Smart Manufacturing Solutions Drive Digital Transformation in Life Sciences
    9/13/2017

    Innovative companies are now applying industry-specific Smart Manufacturing solutions to reduce time to value and improve efficiency and asset utilization while ensuring product and data integrity, regulatory compliance and safety.

  3. How Fit Is Your Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility?
    9/7/2017

    How a proactive approach involving predictive — rather than preventive — tools to identify deficiencies before they compound and become actual problems can result in a healthy bioprocessing facility.

  4. Vaporized Peracetic Acid (VPA) Verified Effective For Sterilizing Bioabsorbable Medical Devices
    8/25/2017

    As the medical device industry grows, more emphasis is being placed on the use of bioabsorbable implants. Traditional sterilization methods that are used on bioabsorbable materials pose significant problems, so other methods are valued that will impose much less risk of damage. This white paper reports on how the innovative usage of vaporized peracetic acid (VPA) offers a safe, reliable, and versatile method for sterilizing bioabsorbable implants. 

  5. Manufacturing Process Scale-Up For Phase III
    8/15/2017

    The reality is that several manufacturability problems could be brewing that will rain down during Phase III and cause costly delays, no matter how skilled the product and process may be.

  6. HEPA Versus ULPA: Which Filter Should Your Biosafety Cabinet Use?
    8/14/2017

    Among the many important components determining the effectiveness of a biosafety cabinet, the most critical is the air filter.

  7. Managing Demand Uncertainty In Biologics Production
    8/9/2017

    How starting early, building options into your process, understanding the lead times, and continuing to evaluate your strategy can reduce uncertainty in your plans.

  8. Improving Compliance And Manufacturing Efficiency In Life Sciences
    8/7/2017

    Current market conditions such as regulations and mergers or acquisitions make improving compliance and manufacturing efficiency while driving to grow revenue and margins difficult. Read on to understand strategies, frameworks and recommendations to achieve these goals.

  9. Leverage The Internet Of Things Within The Laboratory
    8/1/2017

    As science-based organizations look to leverage the internet of things (IoT) within the laboratory, careful consideration must be given to available technologies, data formats, and platforms. 

  10. Pharma Production Technology Transfers: Reaping Rewards, Reducing Risks
    7/24/2017

    Transferring production – and the technologies that undergird it – can be risky. The same product can behave differently in different equipment, resulting in low yields or even batch rejections.