Pfizer's Green Chemistry Program has won the U.K.'s BCE Environmental Leadership Award. We recently featured the company's Singapore plant and the greening of its gabapentin process--a project which falls under the umbrella of the green chemistry program.
From Chemical Engineering Progress, Girish Malhotra presents his prescription for the pharmaceutical industry----QbD, PAT and control all play a key role, and chemical engineers will make it happen. The ultimate goal will be entirely new business models for pharma.
Today, the terrifying image of Chernobyl was invoked to describe what could happen if the pharma industry fails to deal with the problem of active ingredients within the water supply (as seen and documented in Patancheru, India.)