Reducing Particulate from Metal Products in Medical Devices

Jan 8, 2016

As the medical device market evolves to become highly sophisticated and advanced, metal part manufacturers face constant pressures in being able to reduce particulate in the production and assembly of components. For medical device component manufacturers, developing new methods to reduce particulate is becoming increasingly important. Graham Perkins, Medical Sales Manager at Advanex, discusses the reduction of particulate from metal products in medical devices. ...

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A Quality-by-design Approach to Upstream Bioprocess Interrogation and Intensification

Jan 7, 2016

Efficient biopharmaceutical process development relies on the quality-by-design (QbD) paradigm. QbD is a scientific, risk-based proactive approach to drug development that aims to have a full understanding of how the process and product are related. This knowledge is gained by process analytical technology (PAT). Stephen Craven and Ulrike Becken at Eppendorf deal with upstream bioprocess interrogation and intensification. ...

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Formulation for Improved Liquid Biotherapeutics

Oct 17, 2013

Many biotherapeutic drug products are prepared as lyophilised powders, but there is a growth in the number being formulated as liquid presentations for prefilled syringes. Nicholas Darton at Arecor Ltd explains how this move towards prefilled syringes is driven by the user-friendly and cost-effective attributes of these devices. ...

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Choosing an Automated Rapid Microbial Method

Oct 17, 2013

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are under continuing pressure to bring product to market faster and at a high level of quality. This pressure has driven pharma manufacturers to look to lean principles and automation as a means to streamline operations and enhance efficiency. David Jones at Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc explains one area where these principles are starting to find traction is microbial quality control testing. ...

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Water Purification that Stays Ahead of Legislation

Oct 17, 2013

Last year, the World Health Organization revised its guidelines regarding the manufacture and distribution of water for pharmaceutical use, emphasising the appropriate specification and design of water purification systems. By utilising the latest purification technology and techniques, pharmaceutical companies can meet such requirements and make considerable improvements in water quality and delivery, explains Steve Mines at Purite.  ...

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