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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Partnerships Herald the Future for Pharma and Biopharma Industries

Oct 17, 2013

In the multifaceted interconnected world in which we work, timeworn models of competition are becoming increasingly outmoded. Today, we take for granted how the internet and intranet have developed into an integral part of the way we go about our daily lives. Patrick Jackson at Vindon explains that with the advent of new technology, offices have become virtual, the workforce is not confined to one location, and exchange of information is possible on a scale never before imagined. ...

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Dual Usage of LEAN as a Logistics Service Provider Within Pharma

Oct 17, 2013

Even though many industrial sectors have experienced severe economic pressure, the pharma sector still offers some of the greatest opportunities in terms of growth potential and return on investment. Ian Kendrick and Sebastien Guenegan of TNT Express explain that the trends in the last decade in the pharmaceutical industry have turned into real and concrete daily challenges. ...

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