Uses of Sieves in the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Increased Demand for Containment

Dec 10, 2012

A sieve or screener is an essential part of every pharmaceutical production process, particularly as product quality and integrity are so important. The use of a sieve safeguards against customer compensation or litigation, as it eliminates all oversized contamination. It therefore ensures that ingredients and finished products are quality assured during production and before use or dispatch. Rob O’Connell at Russell Finex explains that the design of sieving equipment has had to undergo radical changes in recent years to overcome the new demands of companies manufacturing pharmaceuticals.   [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/4-Uses-of-Sieves-in-the-Pharmaceutical-Industry-and-the-Increased-Demand-for-Containment.pdf” type=”pdf”]Uses of Sieves in the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Increased Demand for Containment[/prettyfilelink] ...

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Something in the Air — Ionisation as a Solution to Static

Dec 10, 2012

In 600BC the philosopher and mathematician Thales of Miletus reported that after rubbing a piece of amber on the fur of a cat the amber attracted and held feathers — the first account of static electricity. David Rogers at Meech discusses how generating a controlled static charge has positive applications in some manufacturing scenarios; however, in many operations across a multitude of industries, uncontrolled static electricity causes serious production problems.           [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/3-Something-in-the-Air-lonisation-as-a-Solution-to-Static.pdf” type=”pdf”]Something in the Air – lonisation as a Solution to Static[/prettyfilelink] ...

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Creating Component Quality: Understanding the Holistic Quality by Design Process

Dec 10, 2012

Pharmaceutical manufacturers have challenged packaging manufacturers to increase the quality of components used in parenteral packaging. As new, sensitive pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals are prepared for market, regulatory agencies have also asked manufacturers to build quality into products from the start. Sascha Karhoefer at West Pharmaceutical Services provides an overview of improving the quality of the drug product’s container closure system, and how pharmaceutical packaging manufacturers can help to ensure consistent reliability throughout a drug product’s lifecycle. [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2-Creating-Component-Quality-Understanding-the-Holistic-Quality-by-Design-Process.pdf” type=”pdf”]Creating Component Quality- Understanding the Holistic Quality by Design Process[/prettyfilelink] ...

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Automating and Accelerating the Environmental Monitoring Process in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Dec 10, 2012

As part of a highly regulated industry, pharmaceutical companies must perform various levels of product monitoring in the manufacturing process. In addition to product testing, the manufacturing environment must also be tested. This includes testing of the room, surfaces, air, and personnel throughout the manufacturing cycle. In large environments, this can involve a large number of samples that must be captured, tracked and reviewed after incubation. Julie Sperry at Rapid Micro Biosystems explains why automating even a portion of this process can provide tangible benefits, and accelerating the process as part of a rapid testing programme can bring product to market faster. [prettyfilelink ...

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