April 2005 Issue
Cross-functional product-centered teams and a culture of empowerment should help the facility double output next year, when it starts to manufacture a new drug for the World Health Organization.
The latest containment systems and disposables are reducing compliance costs.
The SAFE-Biopharma Association is working on a platform based on digital signatures that would preserve the security of intellectual property, business transactions, and records. Pfizer Senior Counsel Owen Hughes describes the initiative and its goals.
FDA's PAT team aims to take compliance and manufacturing from art to science.
What makes team leaders proud? What keeps them awake at night? Our exclusive survey reflects cost, quality, and morale improvements, and SOP, documentation concerns.
Lean manufacturing efforts have revitalized the 1-L IV Solutions Team at Baxter's North Carolina facility.
Until data gathering is taken seriously, the extent of the counterfeiting problem will never be known.
Teams may be a new concept for pharma, but they’re already transforming its “silo” culture. 2005 Team of the Year finalists offer a glimpse into the future of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Bristol-Myers Squibb's Indiana Technical Operations Team has married simplicity and analytical sophistication across two sites, with impressive results.
There's no shortage of battery choices for RFID tags. Sol Jacobs, VP of Tadiran Electronic Industries, maps out terrain.
Bert Moore of AIM Global clears up the confusion about what qualifies as an “FDA compliant label.”
A glaring need for improvement became an opportunity to reaffirm respect for workers.
At Nutri Granulations, a team of 20 runs an entire drug-licensed facility — and loves it.
Two black belt teams at Pfizer's Kalamazoo plant confronted challenges and doubters head on, and both solved troubling issues within the calendar year.
Alza relies on its operators and standard quality methodologies to facilitate commercialization of a drug-device product.
Careful planning and design are key. Small and midsize bioreactors and disposables offer flexibility.
The days of mass mailing paper resumes are over. While emailing has made the process easier, it also challenges you to use the right keywords and make yours stand out in the virtual pile. In this exclusive article, Rich Kneece, CEO of hireCentral Career & Talent Network, shares useful tips.
Global efforts driving safer syringes for developing nations are spurring interest in new single-use, auto-disable syringes. Parenterals manufacturers should be prepared and evaluate the new designs with new products.
The sleek little column is a testament to two old friends and a dream they shared.
The standard amber-colored pharmacy pill bottle has changed little since its introduction more than 50 years ago. However, on May 1 the ClearRx prescription-packaging system -- which the U.S. Surgeon General has lauded -- will debut at Target pharmacies, thanks to a 29-year-old graphic designer.
We began with more than 20 nominations and narrowed it down to eight, including one non-industry team from FDA. Their inspiring stories may signal the end of old-fashioned top-down management.
How do you get team members to be less guarded and to say what they really think and feel? It starts with trust, says Cynthia Palka, president of Future Map, Inc.