Products packaged for consumer use by the pharma industry go through a battery of tests related to how the user applies the product.
A&Z Pharmaceutical improved their production efficiencies, selecting an unusual chute-fed checkweigher, which helps ensure final product quality, reduce labor and speed production.
Profile Advantage enhances metal detection performance by up to 50 percent in challenging product effect applications. This sensitivity improvement means significantly smaller pieces of metal contamination can be found.
A typical batch fermentation process starts with sterilization so that all micro-organisms found in the mash and reactor are completely destroyed. The mash is heated in the fermenter or a special cooking vessel by injecting live steam or by means of steam coils set in the vessel. Holding the temperature at 121°C (250°F) for 30 minutes is usually adequate to destroy all living organisms in the mash. However some processes require higher temperatures. As shown in Figure 1, a heating/cooling jacket maintains the temperature of the fermentor.
Biopharmaceutical Chromatography Systems are designed for separating and purifying proteins and bio-engineered products. Flow systems are compact in design to maximize throughput. No dead legs in process pipe can exist since unswept areas are more challenging to completely clean as well as delaying product throughput. The systems must maintain a hygienic design. Wetted surface finish must be < 20 μinch Ra and material traceability is important to maintain system integrity.
A major multinational pharmaceutical company determined that pH maintenance accounts for 46% of all the field work. Customer wanted to increase pH reliability and eliminate rework/scrap due to poor pH measurements. They also wanted to streamline maintenance practices.
Considering TCO helps to understand better the costs over and above the purchase price and and ultimately to substantiate the investment decision.