2010

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  • Webcast: Future Ready: Building a Life Science IT Foundation with Room for Growth

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers today are challenged to keep up with market growth and changes. A quick look at FDA's reporting on "out of stock" pharmaceuticals gives some indication of the size of the problem. A preconfigured information management solution is now available to meet the needs of pharmaceutical businesses as they grow. In this live webcast, Convatec CIO William Compton explains how his company implemented this solution, under an aggressive schedule, and what has been achieved so far.

    01/11/2011
  • Market Intelligence Report: How Automated is Your Micro QC Lab?

    The pharmaceutical Quality Control lab is dramatically changing today, thanks in large part to technologies-such as rapid microbiological methods (RMMs)-which automate and accelerate traditional processes. We recently surveyed QC specialists in the industry about the extent to which they're automating their labs and implementing rapid methods. This PharmaManufacturing.com Market Intelligence Report draws a broad-brush picture of how the industry is progressing in this regard.

    11/30/2010
  • Unvarnished Truth: Solving the Case of the Migrating Molecule

    In the course of her work, Metrics Inc. scientist Deanna Williamson discovered that a component of label varnish had permeated an HDPE bottle and found its way into drug product. In this video from AAPS 2010, she shares her experience and lessons learned.

    11/24/2010
  • Webcast: Lean Pharma: Building a Sustainable Quality Culture During Times of Constant Change

    Although individual companies are achieving results by implementing Toyota Production System and other Lean methodologies, the pharmaceutical industry's Lean progress has been slow so far. In this program, McKinsey's Ulf Schrader, St. Gallen's Thomas Friedli, and NIPTE's Prabir Basu discuss what's holding pharma back from achieving true operational excellence, and what can be done to achieve lasting results and culture change, especially in an atmosphere dominated by mergers and acquisitions, downsizing, outsourcing and offshoring.

    11/05/2010
  • Webcast: Implementation of a Rapid Endotoxin Test System to Increase QC Lab Efficiency

    For those considering incorporating the PTS/MCS into their manufacturing and testing processes, this webcast will cover the details of implementation and its benefits. Attendees will also hear from a Charles River customer about their experiences switching to these rapid testing technologies, including how it impacted decision-making, validation and final outcome.

    10/20/2010
  • Market Intelligence Report: Tracking Your Workforce

    While many drug manufacturers are successfully tracking their workers in terms of attendance, skills, training, and habits, our recent survey shows there is much room for improvement. Most notably, there are still many manufacturers who are tracking workers on paper, or are not getting critical information that could be beneficial. This video, the first of a series of Market Intelligence Reports, provides an overview of our survey data and suggests how manufacturers can leverage workforce knowledge for operational improvement.

    10/18/2010
  • Webinar: Staying One Step Ahead of the FDA: Supplier Audits and Ensuring Raw Material Quality

    To avoid costly shutdowns, product seizures, and warning letters, drug firms need effective raw material controls and critical supplier auditing procedures. Imagine how effective your controls would be if you were using the same exact field sampling techniques and tools FDA investigators use. If you’d like to learn some of the lessons the FDA has adopted in the wake of the contaminated Heparin and Glycerin scandals, then attend this free webinar hosted by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    08/31/2010
  • Focus on Pharma Episode 8: Pharmaceutical QbD: An Industry Progress Report Led By Ali Afnan

    Faster drug approvals, real-time release, regulatory relief. These, and many other benefits, are promised by adopting Pharmaceutical Quality by Design principles. So why aren't more people embracing the concept? Skeptics continue to see QbD efforts as too expensive, time consuming and impractical, while QbD and PAT projects are being launched separately, rather than together as intended. Exploring the reasons for this apparent disconnect, and potential solutions, are Ali Afnan, Pedro Hernandez-Abad, Sam Venugopal and Gawayne Mahboubian-Jones.

    08/26/2010
  • Webcast: Best Practices Rapid Deployment for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    SAP is helping Life Science companies implement comprehensive and proven industry specific solutions that manage business processes in one preconfigured Life Science industry solution. Join us to learn how Convatec implemented an SAP Life Science industry solution using industry best practices and rapid deployment methodologies to meet an aggressive implementation timetable and develop a solid foundation to support future growth in the highly regulated Life Science industry.

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    08/20/2010
  • Podcast: API Pollution: Are Drug Manufacturers Trying to Stymie Studies?

    A recent U.S. Geological Survey study found two drug facilities in New York state releasing high levels of API into local groundwater. The manufacturers have been less than cooperative, says study lead Patrick Phillips, speaking with Senior Editor Paul Thomas. Without adequate studies, Phillips adds, there's no way of knowing what the impact of the compounds on local biota might be.

    08/09/2010
  • From SharePoint to Cloud Computing: Microsoft's Life Sciences Evolution

    Microsoft is positioning SharePoint as a solution to the industry's innovation gap. In this interview with Senior Editor Paul Thomas at DIA 2010, Michael Naimoli, Director of Life Sciences Industry Solutions, discusses how manufacturers like GSK and Merck are using SharePoint as a knowledge management platform to find new ways to innovate.

    08/09/2010
  • Webcast: As Your Markets Grow, Can Your Data Management Systems Keep Up?

    SAP is helping Life Science companies implement comprehensive and proven industry specific solutions that manage business processes in one preconfigured Life Science industry solution. Join us to learn how Convatec implemented an SAP Life Science industry solution using industry best practices and rapid deployment methodologies to meet an aggressive implementation timetable and develop a solid foundation to support future growth in the highly regulated Life Science Industry.

    08/04/2010
  • What Is the "One Pfizer Culture"?

    Pfizer's Chief Diversity Officer Ed Gadsden tells how global colleague-resource groups help the pharmaceutical giant work together to better serve underrepresented patient communities.

    08/04/2010
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