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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Tue, 05/18/2010 - 17:59
Did any of you catch that recent WSJ report on the negative impact of mass layoffs? OK, I know that M&A layoffs are different, but today brought the sad news that Pfizer/Wyeth will lay off 6,000 employees and close eight of its manufacturing plants in Ireland, Puerto Rico and the U.S.
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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Wed, 10/21/2009 - 18:19
Last year, I attended FDA’s first science writers’ symposium, an interesting program that I’m looking forward to again this year. I wrote up a brief report on the event and took some very amateur videos of scientists’ presentations, envisioning the construction of some grand documentary on FDA's new lab...
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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Wed, 10/21/2009 - 16:41
Ever get stuck behind a loud bore on an airplane? I had that misfortune last week. Eventually tuned him out, but couldn’t help but pity his quiet seat-mate, who didn’t know a peptide from a Pepsi, as he got sucked deeper and deeper into a one-sided verbal black hole,...
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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Wed, 10/21/2009 - 13:30
I've always found one of the most evocative terms in the Toyota lexicon to be “gemba” ----the real place, or as it has more poetically been translated, “the place where truth will be found.” The word already implies that you may have preconceived notions of what the truth is...
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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 15:37
Did anyone miss President Obama's recent announcement that he plans to put an end to corporate tax loopholes (a mainstay for every major pharma and biotech company in the world....)More from Bloomberg and the President himself.
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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Fri, 04/17/2009 - 16:08
Busy and eventful week. Michele's on her way to Ireland to visit biotech and pharma labs, and Paul had nice interviews with AstraZeneca's CEO David Brennan and former House majority leader Dick Gephardt.
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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Tue, 10/28/2008 - 19:31
End Pharma Parochialism: Think Globally, Act Globally
Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 17:22
Just discovered the "PCR Song," which predates the Agilent video...with a "we are the world" theme. High school biotech students are also flooding YouTube with Biotech rap new dance forms...and this rather creative DNA Replication Song. Lots of fun (but hope they didn't submit these as their senior projects....)
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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 17:02
Kudos to Agilent Technologies for being a bit zany in its advertising. A new "music video" brings Barry White sound to the Mass Spec crowd (courtesy of Agilent Technologies)....and hat tip to Chris Truelove, Pharma Blogs in Review. AMS
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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Thu, 02/14/2008 - 12:41
To some people, Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) and Quality by Design (QbD) might seem like the dullest topics imagineable. But they just might be the salvation of an industry dogged by recalls and adverse reaction reports, lawsuits, 483's and other compliance issues (and that's just on the GMP and non...