Recent Articles

April 16, 2014 9:21 am
Mike Tousey, Techceuticals
When it comes to coating tablets there are musts that really count and then there are the other things.                         
April 2, 2014 8:28 am
Deborah Suzan Huff, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, SSOE Group
It seems simple enough . . . when planning a new laboratory facility, ensure that there is adequate storage space and that it is located in the right place and arranged to accommodate access based upon frequency of use. And yet, much can go wrong…and often does.
April 1, 2014 3:07 pm
Nancy N. Berg, President and CEO, ISPE
Today’s biopharmaceutical manufacturers face a wide range of challenges. The regulatory landscape has become more scrutinizing as it has grown increasingly complex. Supply chains have grown into supply webs, with intricate logistics and compliance issues. Competition — and pressure to cut costs — keeps climbing along with the rate of mergers and acquisitions.
March 28, 2014 8:30 am
Julie Ackerman, sr. director, Communications and Public Relations, PMMI — The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
When developing a clean room program, it is important to make sure that the plan meets all regulatory requirements mandated by agencies such as the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
March 27, 2014 9:07 am
Mike Auerbach, Editor-in Chief
No two packaging projects are alike and in order to make it all work and to keep everything on track and everyone happy you need to have a flexible, responsive and quality-driven organizations. Reed-Lane has deftly combined these qualities along with recent investments to create a truly flexible contract packaging operation.
March 14, 2014 11:39 am
Douglas McPheters, President of HoloTouch, Inc.
How important are intuitive, durable and clean controls for equipment used in your business? As a practical matter, controls that require operators to actually touch them, wearing gloves or not, can never be really clean, however many protocols or chemicals are employed.
March 12, 2014 2:06 pm
Exosomes purification and analyses comprise a fast evolving research area; more than 70% of published research on exosomes has been done within the last six years. Challenges to researchers working with exosomes include setting up density gradients by hand, because it is tedious, time-consuming and subject to user, lab, and method variability.
March 11, 2014 4:09 pm
Mike Auerbach, Editor in Chief @PharmProEditor
BioReliance, a company that provides testing and manufacturing services to pharmaceutical/biopharma companies, realized that the absence of full featured and customizable biological clearance testing facilities was an opportunity. The company’s recently opened facility in Rockville, MD offers their clients private and secure work lounges along with fully modular lab spaces that can be designed, equipped and ready-to-go upon their arrival.
March 7, 2014 11:24 am
Bikash Chatterjee, President and CTO, Pharmatech Associates
The movement toward transparency is global, touching almost every aspect of society. Whether the topic is NSA eavesdropping in the U.S. or banking practices in the European Union, transparency and accountability go hand in hand. The pharma industry is no different.
March 4, 2014 2:15 pm
John Davidson, Manager of Quality Engineering Services, Capsugel Americas
The right combination of equipment, capsule, and formulation can bolster yields, speed up filling, and cut downtime for faster market delivery and higher profits.               
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