Pure and Safe

Apr 11, 2013

Sterile services departments must ensure the consistent supply of sterilised tools and equipment throughout the hospital, and failure or delay can be distressing or dangerous. The critical nature of the work carried out by SSDs means that it is essential that standards are adhered to and, just as importantly, that the equipment used is correctly designed, manufactured and validated. Mark Bosley at Purite explains why purified water is a vital component in the decontamination process. [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Pure-and-Safe.pdf” type=”pdf”]Pure and Safe[/prettyfilelink] ...

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Hands-on Lean Plus

Apr 11, 2013

Socio-economic pressure as well as increasingly strong competition have clearly made the entire healthcare industry focus a lot of attention on reducing costs. Not so long ago Costs per kilogram, OEE, and number of Stock Turns were ‘alien’ indicators to the pharmaceutical industry, but now they are considered virtually ‘holy’ figures. In this article, Wim Spook at Matcon Ltd delivers some hands-on examples that will help improve your solid dosage facility, all approached from a powder-handling point of view. [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Hands-on-Lean-Plus.pdf” type=”pdf”]Hands-on Lean Plus[/prettyfilelink] ...

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The Insulin Peptide Family

Apr 11, 2013

Insulin is only one member of a family of peptide hormones and growth factors that comprises 10 members in humans: insulin, insulin-like growth factors I and II and seven peptides related to relaxin. Pierre de Meyts at FeF Chemicals A/S looks into how invertebrates also have many insulin-like peptides, and how they play an important role in metabolism, growth, reproduction and longevity. [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/1-The-Insulin-Peptide-Family.pdf” type=”pdf”]1 The Insulin Peptide Family[/prettyfilelink] ...

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