April 2006 Issue
Global Quality Chief Ranjit Barshikar discusses the challenge of embracing Quality by Design during a period of intense growth.
Pavilion Technologies recently allied with Tata Consulting Services to implement PAT and advanced process control in the pharmaceutical industry. The alliance builds upon a similar, earlier partnership Pavilion and Thermo Electron.
Virtual sensors allow key process variables to be monitored in real time, enabling improved process control and optimization.
Abbott Labs potent drug containment program focuses on safety and quality by design.
AstraZeneca India's former president oversees the operation, which includes a business office and testing laboratories. The organization's first project will be a QA verification program dietary supplements and ingredients.
Economic incentives are the key driver for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
This year's finalists tackle everyday problems without losing sight of manufacturings bigger picture.
A 30-member team at Mercks Arecibo facility has led the way in transforming the companys global manufacturing operations.
A global team of five Pfizer experts working to solve a corporate IT problem may help solve one for industry as well.
Under pressure to manage costs, Wyeths Excellence in Operations team has re-energized an entire facility.
This article chronicles THREE teams involved in continuous improvement pilot projects at Wyeth's Aprilia, Italy, facility.
Wyeth is using metrics to improve its contractor relationships, but the real payoff cant be measured.
In manufacturing a key API, Raylo Chemicals found a pH monitoring probe that stands up to a harsh acidic mixing process environment.
Prized for benefits that include reduced toxicity, controlled release and the manufacturability issues it raises is being considered much earlier in drug development process.
A "national guard" for vaccine distribution is just one big idea to boost flu preparedness.
To take a giant step forward in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, the Mumbai-based company is relying on modular construction and a stem-to-stern automation package from Emerson.
A skilled and tenacious workforce is allowing India to expand globally and move rapidly into R&D.