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  • Rapid Microbiological Methods for a New Generation

    These are exciting times, as 19th-century microbiological methods make way for rapid detection, quantification and characterization technologies.

    Michael J. Miller, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Eli Lilly and Co.
    02/02/2006
  • The Future of Barrier Packaging

    The need for increased barrier properties and a “right first time” approach to packaging is driving new technologies and an open, scientific approach to design and implementation.

    Peter Schmitt, Founder and Managing Associate, Montesino Associates, LLC
    02/02/2006
  • Steering Pharmaceutical Manufacturing into the 21st Century

    CMC (Chemistry Manufacturing and Control) policy makers at FDA are dedicated to the goals spelled out in the 21st Century Initiative, and are stepping up their efforts to move pharmaceutical regulation and compliance closer to the Desired State.

    01/26/2006
  • PAT in Perspective: Headcount and PAT—Fact and Fiction

    Attention, corporate bean counters: PAT is not a magic bullet for reducing QC headcounts. In fact, it may require hiring more people, but the efforts will pay off in improved efficiencies and lower costs.

    Emil W. Ciurczak, Chief Technical Officer, Cadrai Group
    01/24/2006
  • The Visual Pharmaceutical Workplace

    Imagine a highway system without signs and you’ll understand why so many drug manufacturing facilities fail to reach their potential. Visuality is key to achieving operational excellence.

    Gwendolyn Galsworth, President, Quality Methods International, Inc.
    01/19/2006
  • Visuality at J&J’s PSGA Manati

    Operations Excellence Leader and Master Black Belt Giselle Rodriguez describes how Visual methods are helping her site and its teams on their journey to operational excellence.

    Giselle Rodriguez, Operations Excellence Leader and Master Black Belt, J&amp;J PSGA, Manati, Puerto Rico
    01/19/2006
  • Building Your Career: One-A-Day Branding

    Work on your resume, write an article, start a blog, join an organization. Build your brand, one day at a time.

    JoAnn Hines, PharmaManufacturing.com’s career expert
    01/19/2006
  • Putting WFI to Work in Juncos

    Amgen process engineers share Water-for-Injection expertise from the ever-expanding facilities in Juncos.

    01/18/2006
  • Pfizer’s Staver on RFID: “Technology Isn’t the Only Solution”

    The world’s largest drugmaker, as promised, has begun shipping all bottles of Viagra with RFID and has begun an innovative program by which warehouse workers and pharmacists can log on to the web to authenticate EPC product codes. But supply chain security involves so much more, explains Pfizer’s RFID program leader Peggy Staver, in this exclusive interview.

    01/12/2006
  • HP: Serializing the Tablet, Courting Big Pharma

    The world’s largest ink producer, Hewlett-Packard, is looking to put its stamp on pharmaceutical tablets and capsules. It’s assembled a team of partners for printing and serializing drug products, and now just needs a commitment from a major drug maker.

    01/12/2006
  • Tuning In to Taggants

    Holograms and some security inks may “thwart the high-school kid with a desktop photocopier,” but not experienced counterfeiters, says Brian Brogger, VP of the company that coined the term “taggant.”

    01/11/2006
  • Merck's Lean Mission

    Merck's Arecibo, Puerto Rico facility was the proving ground for a new corporate operational excellence strategy, which has already reduced plant cycle times by 50%.

    01/05/2006
  • Validating the Validators

    Puerto Rico’s Validation Academy and Certification Program bridges the gap between knowledge and experience.

    Magaly Vega, Professor, Puerto Rico Polytechnic University; José Correa, Taratec Development Corp.; and Ivan Lugo, Executive Director, INDUNIV Research Consortium
    01/05/2006
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