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Report: Cloud Use Corresponds With Higher Revenues, Profits

August 20, 2015 | by by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A newly released report found that small businesses that utilized cloud computing reported significantly higher revenue growth and profits.

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Mylan, Perrigo Continue Acquisition Dance

August 28, 2015 12:52 pm | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

A combination of the two companies would create one of the world's largest makers of generic and over-the-counter medications.

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Improving Process Flexibility in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

August 13, 2015 12:01 pm | by Tom Egan, vice president, Industry Services, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies | Comments

As pharmaceutical manufacturers move towards small batch production, process flexibility is increasingly critical to minimize changeover times and maintain – or increase – profitability. Two factors continue to drive the rising demand for process flexibility.

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Survey: Manufacturers Lag in Data Security Planning

August 7, 2015 12:26 pm | by by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A new survey indicates that although most manufacturing companies are increasing their investments in data security, they are less likely to maintain a comprehensive plan to detect and control fraud.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Converting Anti-Vaccers

August 5, 2015 12:13 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

Many people who are skeptical about vaccinating their children can be convinced to do so, but only if the argument is presented in a certain way, a team of psychologists from UCLA and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign report.

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Hiring in biopharma: Rapid industry growth is creating bottlenecks

July 21, 2015 8:32 am | by Eric S. Langer, president and managing partner at BioPlan Associates | Comments

The consistent, rapid growth in the biopharma industry has its downsides that most other industries would envy: chronic inability to hire and retain the right staff.  According to BioPlan Associates’ latest industry study ...

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API properties – risk assessment for effective phase I dosage form development decisions

July 9, 2015 4:23 pm | by Anil Kane, Ph.D., Executive Director, Global Head of Formulations, Pharmaceutical Development Services, Patheon | Comments

Characterizing the physicochemical properties of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in a solid state is extremely important in early-stage product development. Understanding these characteristics impacts the choice ...

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Pharmaceutical validation & beyond: Creating a trusted supply chain

July 9, 2015 4:05 pm | by Jim Lee, Vice President of Product Management, Systech | Comments

The ability to track raw material sources before they hit the manufacturing line adds a critical layer of supply chain security. After all, no one wants saw dust turning up in baby powder. What is the difference between validation and qualification?

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Pharma playing key role in economic, chemical growth

July 9, 2015 3:48 pm | by Editors | Comments

As its name would suggest, the American Chemistry Council (ACCs) works with and represents the interests of companies engaged in the global, $812 billion business of chemistry. Many of the businesses housed in the chemical fraternity ...

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Meeting formulation and delivery challenges for macromolecular drugs

July 9, 2015 3:47 pm | by Julien Meissonnier, Catalent Pharma Solutions | Comments

The Biotech market reached revenues of $172 billion in 2014, which accounts for 23 percent of global pharmaceutical drug revenues, and it is expected to grow to 27 percent by 2020. In a recent drug delivery landscape ...

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Setting the stage

July 9, 2015 3:26 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

A closer look at how Grand Rapids Aseptic Manufacturing, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, has implemented a redefined focus and smart investment strategies to elevate performance levels and capabilities.

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Meet the ‘Breaking Bad’ chemist who’s helping make science cool

June 16, 2015 10:48 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Dr. Donna Nelson, the former scientific advisor to the hit-show “Breaking Bad” and president-elect of the American Chemical Society talks Hollywood, making meth, and the most urgent issue facing the chemical industry.

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Improved detection of pyrogens using the monocyte activation test

June 10, 2015 12:23 pm | by Audrey Borel, PharmD Global Product Manager - Rapid Release Testing Pharma, EMD Millipore; Bodo Holtkamp, Biotest AG, GBU Mikrobiologie; Gabriele Schmitz, Biotest AG, GBU Mikrobiologie; Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Alternatives | Comments

When present in pharmaceutical products, pyrogenic substances can prove harmful to humans by causing life threatening fevers. Therefore, testing of pharmaceutical products for pyrogens is critical to ensure patient safety.

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Robotics And Medical Marijuana — A Joint Venture

April 21, 2015 11:03 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

A startup company that’s found a unique niche in the exploding cannabis industry, Potbotics uses robotic technology to bring medical marijuana use into a new era of high-tech pharma.

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Could Maple Syrup Help Cut Use of Antibiotics?

April 17, 2015 3:41 pm | by McGill University | Comments

Syrup extract found to make antibiotics more effective against bacteria.

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Why Calibration Needs to Be Made Part of Your APM Strategy

April 8, 2015 11:12 am | by Dan Miklovic, Principal Analyst at LNS Research | Comments

Just as calibration needs to be part of your quality processes, it absolutely needs to be part of your asset performance management (APM) strategy as well.

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