Featured Story

Race to the biosimilar space

Pharma navigates unfriendly terrain to reach the next frontier in affordable drugs

PM1904 WebLeadImage 295X269

We live in a truly exciting time for the advancement of biologic treatments.Biologics are the fastest growing class of therapeutic compounds in the United States, giving chase to the traditional small molecule model that defined the pharmaceutical industry for more than a century. While small molecule drugs still dominate the U.S. market in terms of quantity, the current pharma pipeline contains over a thousand innovative new biologic hopefuls — including a range of novel scientific approaches such as cell and gene therapies, RNA therapeutics and conjugated monoclonal antibodies.But being at the top means you have to defend your throne. As the industry’s biggest…

Full Story

Pharma Manufacturing Exclusives


On-demand, concise audio and powerpoint tutorials on the fundamental concepts of pharmaceutical manufacturing, process development, quality control and compliance.

Research Zone

A collection of news stories highlighting advances in medical science and pharmaceutical R&D.

Funny Pharm

Write a caption and win!

Aug15homepageBe sure to check out our newest cartoon created by award-winning artist Jerry King. He provides the artwork; you provide the funny caption!

Most Recent

  • Product Focus: Reducing risk during the mix

    By Meagan Parrish, Senior Editor

    There’s a lot that can go awry when pharma products reach the mixer — the wrong ingredients can be added, erroneous parameters can be set, or impurities can sneak into the equipment and contaminate the batch.Ross Double Planetary Mixers consist of two identical blades that move in a planetary…

    Full Story
  • Compressed air — the overlooked element of cleanroom specifications

    By Jenny Palkowitsh and Chad Larrabee 

    To ensure end-product quality and safety it is necessary for pharmaceutical manufacturers to build quality standards and reliable monitoring plans into their processes. Compressed air systems, while critical to many manufacturing processes and cleanroom environments, are often overlooked in risk…

    Full Story
  • Learning from pharma's failures

    By Meagan Parrish, Senior Editor

    “I like stories of failure. Success stories can get really boring,” said Hal Baseman, chief operating officer of ValSource, to an audience that responded with knowing laughter.We were planted in a speaker session on “Renovating Aging Facilities” at PDA’s Annual Meeting in San Diego.

    Full Story
  • Optimizing precision blending of tablets

    By Gregg Muench, Vice President of Business Development, GEMCO

    To meet stringent regulatory requirements, such as the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), National Formulary (NF) or U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), as well as production and budgetary demands, pharmaceutical manufacturers require high-volume precision blending of formulations on…

    Full Story
  • Pharma shoots for the moon

    By Karen Langhauser, Chief Content Director

    Winning the space race was about much more than landing on the moon. Cold War times were tense: Schoolchildren were practicing air raid drills, neighbors were building nuclear fallout shelters and espionage paranoia was spreading widespread distrust. Racing the Soviets to the moon created a sense…

    Full Story
  • The facility of the future, today

    By Billy Sisk, Life Sciences Industry Manager for EMEA, Rockwell Automation

    How will an operator describe the pharmaceutical production facility in which they work 10 years from now?They likely won’t mention fixed equipment or long runs. Instead, they’ll describe mobile process equipment whirling from one production area to another, as one small batch ends and another…

    Full Story

Latest Products