Defining Pharmacometrics

May 10, 2012

Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, Associate Director of Pharmacometrics Clinical Pharmacology at Pharmanet l3, describes how pharmacometrics uses the application of mathematics to analyse vast amounts of data about disease progression, drug response, and clinical behaviour. ...

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Non-Invasive Method for Monitoring Real-Time Oxygen Concentrations during Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cell (HSPC) Culture

Mar 29, 2012

The SDR SensorDish® Reader has allowed for the quantitation of in vitro oxygen concentrations during the culture of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells isolated from human umbilical cord blood. The influence of simulated physiological oxygen concentrations on HSPC proliferation, cell cycle status and expression of markers of stem cell phenotype or differentiated cell types were examined concurrently with the monitoring of real-time oxygen concentrations in the cell culture media. Timothy McKinnon, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, demonstrated the usefulness of this system for examinations of cell phenotype and function in conditions that effectively mimic the ...

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Child-Resistant Packaging

Mar 29, 2012

Accidental poisoning is common amongst young children. As a natural part of their early development children explore their environment using their senses to ‘play’ with items that are new to them. They cannot differentiate between items that are safe and items that may be harmful to them. Tim Bollans, Marketing & Sales Executive at Burgopak Healthcare & Technology, examines how child-resistant packaging has been a part of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries for the last forty-five years, but only recently has the need for real innovation been at the forefront of the industry ...

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Robots Set for a Fruitful Future in Pharmaceutical Processes

Mar 29, 2012

The food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries have often mirrored each other in the way they use similar technologies in their respective production processes. Automation is one such area, particularly when it comes to robotics. Having been embraced in increasing numbers by food manufacturers, robots are increasingly finding their way into many pharmaceutical manufacturing processes as well. Nigel Platt, Sales & Marketing Manager for ABB’s UK robotics business, explains the benefits robots have already been proven to deliver in pharmaceutical applications, and examines the scope for future application of the technology. ...

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