The Impact of the GDP Guidelines on Design, Qualification and Validation of Packaging Systems

Jan 8, 2014

Drugs can be damaged by adverse external exposures and thus lose efficacy or become toxic, even deadly. A key area that affects drugs is temperature exposure. Temperature-related damage to drugs is not readily visible and can occur at any point in the supply chain.  David Walsh of Intelsius reviews the new European Union (EU) Guidelines for Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and explains why they are designed so that a product not just makes it to the doctor’s office or pharmacy but is maintained at the appropriate temperature throughout its journey to ensure its safety and efficacy when it reaches the ...

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Uncovering the Temperature-Sensitive Cargo Debate

Jan 8, 2014

New and updated Good Distribution Practice (GDP) requirements demand that the pharmaceutical industry sits up and takes notice of the importance of a quality assured policy to ensure temperature-sensitive products are consistently stored, transported and handled. Isabelle Broom at AmSafe Bridport explores the topic. ...

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The Right Specification for the Laboratory

Jan 8, 2014

Specification and maintenance are important factors to consider when specifying a centralized reverse osmosis (RO) water purification system. Choosing, operating and maintaining an RO system should be straightforward. Steve Mines at Purite explains the specific problems that prevent the best results from being achieved in the lab. ...

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