October 2004 Issue
Benign, Tunable Solvents Show Promise in Drug Manufacturing
Pointing to new USP guidelines that allow for greater flexibility and cost savings, consultant Bob Livingston suggests benchmarking your operations against semiconductor manufacturing.
New USP standards reflect the trend to science-based regulation
Error and paper process reduction are leading more pharmaceutical firms to embrace the latest shop-floor control systems
Clear communications, the right structure and makeup, and a focused agenda are essential.
Optimizing pan speed is a critical, but often overlooked, way to improve aqueous tablet coating. There’s no magic formula, but simple visual checks can improve results.
Covert, forensic and overt security strategies will all be critical in protecting your products—but don’t overlook the basics