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April 1, 2015 1:20 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial director | Blogs | Comments

Thanks for sparing some time in your busy day to visit our site or check out one of our daily newsletters. In respect to that dynamic, I’ll be brief in sharing some of the new things we’re doing to improve the daily content mix.

Analyst: Decline in Cases Curbs Ebola Drug Clinical Trials

March 11, 2015 4:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The sharp decline in Ebola cases since the peak of the virus’ largest-ever outbreak could hamper...

Packaging Entrepreneurs: Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging

February 20, 2015 10:17 am | by Mike Auerbach, Editor-In-Chief | Articles | Comments

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, in St. Louis, Missouri is proud of its entrepreneurial spirit,...

Does More Money Equal More Cures?

February 18, 2015 3:30 pm | by Mike Auerbach, Editor-In-Chief | Blogs | Comments

In July of this year it will be six years since my father dies from pancreatic cancer. As I...

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Pharmaceutical Processing's October 2014 Issue

October 20, 2014 11:34 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The October issue of Pharmaceutical Processing describes Capsugel’s merger with Bend Research and Encap to create a comprehensive solid dosage form solutions group. The issue also features articles on supply chain trends including how to reduce risk, managing a clinical supply chain,  a look at the best printing and coding solutions, and the move to the fully connected enterprise. Other articles focus on particle size analysis, disposable chromatography technologies, and monitoring potency assays.

Pharmaceutical Processing's September 2014 Issue

September 29, 2014 1:48 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

  The September issue of Pharmaceutical Processing profiles SAFC’s new dry powder media manufacturing facility in Irvine, Scotland. In addition, coverage includes articles on highly toxic manufacturing and containment/isolator technologies. We also have a report on how CMOs are leading the adoption of new biopharm technologies. Other articles include a look at aseptic primary packaging, the challenges of scale-up and commercialization, optimizing vaccine processes, and the state of track and trace in the industry.  

Pharmaceutical Processing's May 2014 Edition

May 9, 2014 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The May issue of Pharmaceutical Processing profiles PCI, a contract developer and manufacturer of custom NCEs, fine chemicals and generic APIs based in Newburyport, MA. We also take a look at the critical success factors clients evaluate when choosing a CMO. Our manufacturing services Q&A discusses current trends, issues and the future of pharmaceutical processing services. In addition we cover tablet coating, single-use technologies and QbD in test method development and validation.


Pharmaceutical Processing's April 2014 Edition

April 11, 2014 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The April issue of Pharmaceutical Processing profiles Reed-Lane, a contract packager of solid-dosage products based in Wayne, NJ. Additional articles on contract services and outsourcing topics include a look at the global biosimilars market and an update on solid dosage manufacturing services. In addition, the benefits of using ready-to-fill vials is explored. Other topics covered in this issue include packaging inspection, anti-counterfeiting technologies, lab design and expediting drug development.

Barrier Isolation - The “Must Have” Technology for 2014

February 11, 2014 3:59 pm | by James Hirt, RA, Kezlo Group, LLC | Articles | Comments

Barrier isolator technology is one area of pharmaceutical manufacturing where the latest and greatest technology is becoming a driver of business necessity.               

Pharmaceutical Processing's October 2013 Issue

October 4, 2013 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The October issue of Pharmaceutical Processing profiles Catalent’s new clinical biologics manufacturing facility in Madison, Wisconsin. The role of quality control and microscopy services for the industry is also featured in this issue as well as an article on Brazil’s emerging pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

High Shear Granulating: A look at advances in wet milling and controlled spraying in granulation operations

August 29, 2013 11:03 am | by Raja Krishnan and Michael Buzecky, Fluid Air, Inc. | Articles | Comments

High shear wet granulation is a cornerstone of the formulator’s and process engineer’s pharmaceutical manufacturing toolbox. It is used to increase the density and particle size of a composition to improve powder flow and compressibility on the tablet press when dry processing methods are insufficient to produce tablets or capsules with acceptable uniformity, hardness, and friability.

Pharmaceutical Processing July/August 2013 Issue

July 11, 2013 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

In the July/August 2013 issue of Pharmaceutical Processing we profile Impact Analytical's range of services for the pharmaceutical industry and its new facility in Midland, MI. Additional articles on contract services include a look at quality and reliability drivers for strategic outsourcing and a focus on packaging services. Our Special Report details how numerical simulations can be used to continuously process APIs. Other articles include a look at small parts handling, tablet manufacturing, pharmaceutical compliance and process validation.


The Magic Triangle of Blister Packaging

January 15, 2013 9:07 am | by Angela Roggenhofer, Sales & Marketing Manager, Tekni-Plex, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Blister packaging is not rocket science – or is it? Good blisters are the result of an optimized interaction between materials, equipment/tooling, and processing conditions. Neglecting just one is inviting trouble. Paying attention to all three cornerstones of this magic triangle will keep your line operators, purchasing personnel and customers happy.

Vaccine Production Using Single-Use Disposable Technology

January 15, 2013 6:23 am | by Nigel J. Smart PhD., Smart Consulting Group, West Chester, Pennsylvania | Articles | Comments

Current status and future prospects.  

A Dose of Precision

January 14, 2013 9:53 am | by Jonnatha Mayberry, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Under the watchful eyes of regulators, aseptic filling undergoes a makeover.  

Leveraging Experience and Expertise

January 14, 2013 6:45 am | by Mike Auerbach, Editor in Chief | Articles | Comments

Laureate Biopharma’s history of excellence prepares them for the future.  

2013 Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook: Post-Election Impact to Healthcare Reform & Health Policy

January 2, 2013 6:28 am | by Peyton Howell, MHA, SVP, AmerisourceBergen Corporation and President, Global Sourcing and Manufacturer Relationships | Articles | Comments

The 2012 electio n was filled with tight races, close victories and upsets. Now that the votes are in, and the Obama Administration begins a second term in office, questions remain about the continued implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on patient access.


New Year Predictions for 2013

January 2, 2013 6:18 am | by Bikash Chatterjee, President and CTO, Pharmatech Associates | Articles | Comments

As we move forward into 2013 the global pharmaceutical market can be best described as transitory.

Compendial Water Systems: Biofilm Remediation and Control

October 25, 2012 8:01 am | by William V. Collentro | Articles | Comments

Many compendial water systems, particularly purified water systems, have distribution systems with a biofilm. Detection, removal, and control of biofilm in compendial water systems are extremely important.

2012 FDA Warning Letters: What Can Be Learned?

October 25, 2012 7:22 am | by Mike Rozembajgier Vice President of Recalls, Stericycle ExpertRECALL™ | Articles | Comments

So far in 2012, the FDA has issued nearly 300 warning letters. More than half of those were sent to companies within the pharmaceutical, medical device and dietary supplement industries.  

Dust Explosion Hazards in Pharmaceutical Facilities

October 24, 2012 10:53 am | by Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., Chilworth Technology, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Mitigating risks in oral solid dosage manufacturing operations  

The Outsourcing Relationship

October 24, 2012 10:25 am | by Eric Langer, President and Managing Partner, BioPlan Associates, Inc. | Articles | Comments

CMOs say clients not communicating effectively - unrealistic timeframes also a common complaint  

Modular Construction Considerations

October 23, 2012 11:32 am | by John Gilroy, PE, Senior Vice President & Principal and Gene Martini, PE, Senior Director, Operations & Principal, IPS-Integrated Project Services | Articles | Comments

The lean way to design and build pharmaceutical facilities.

Banishing Bacteria From Wall to Wall

October 23, 2012 9:42 am | by Jonnatha Mayberry, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

FDA regulations provide a cleaning and sterilization roadmap for manufacturers, but companies are provided with some flexibility when it comes to the specifics. Today, new developments are giving manufacturers a wider variety of options, ranging from safer facility-wide decontamination methods to new autoclave technologies.

Step-by-Step Success

October 16, 2012 10:57 am | by Jonnatha Mayberry, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Anteco Pharma registers big growth but retains its one-on-one approach.  

Development of a Biopharmaceutical is - Complex

September 26, 2012 11:42 am | by Sheila G. Magil, Julia Adam, Dawn Ecker, and Susan Dana Jones, BioProcess Technology Consultants, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Developing a biopharmaceutical is just like developing a traditional small molecule therapeutic…except it is not. While the types of data needed for regulatory filings is the same, the significantly increased size and molecular complexity of biopharmaceuticals compared to small molecule therapeutics has a significant impact on the strategies and activities required for development.

Single-Use in a Stainless Steel World

September 26, 2012 7:57 am | by Jeff Odum, CPIP, Biopharmaceutical Market Leader, IPS | Articles | Comments

There is a significant movement within the biotech industry to evaluate and implement single-use (SU) manufacturing systems in order to improve manufacturing efficiency, flexibility, and reduce costs.i The focus of many industry conferences and technical meetings centers on expanding the industry’s body of knowledge around SU system design and applications.ii

Modern Problems

September 25, 2012 10:41 am | by Joerg Zimmermann, Vetter | Articles | Comments

Parenteral manufacturers face a host of challenges - many can be solved with a restricted access barrier system.  

A Precursor to Approval

September 20, 2012 10:21 am | by Jonnatha Mayberry, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Preclinical contract research organizations are advancing to meet clients’ new needs.  

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