May 2007 Issue
Individuals within the pharmaceutical industry are empowered, as never before, to make changes for the better.
As the saying goes, If the only tool you have is a hammer, all problems resemble nails. As a physical chemist, I think I can explain everything in terms of thermodynamics. I have yet to be proven wrong.
Leading companies are using sales and operations planning to connect demand-side processes and information to production operations. In order to make this work, closer collaboration and better exchange of data is needed between manufacturers and distributors.
Extrusion spheronization can be an efficient route to pellet dosage forms, but close control of temperature and speed is critical.
Using NIR to measure absorbance at significant wavelengths for the granule and lubricant as the blend proceeded in real time, the authors found a relationship between blend uniformity and the standard deviation of the absorbance.
Engineers and technical professionals often fail to ask the "right" questions.
The number of accredited online education programs is increasing, offering career flexibility and continuing education opportunities for pharmaceutical professionals.
More drug companies are connecting ERP to the plant floor, according to a new report from the Aberdeen Group.
A Novartis executive told attendees of a recent SAP user group conference how leveraged ERP and a service-oriented architecture approach to IT is enabling the company to improve its quality and manufacturing agility.
A Big Pharma company in the Midwest is making hay from a partnership between SAP and Conformia that connects enterprise resource planning to product lifecycle management.
Operational excellence requires a deep commitment and a culture of change. A recent survey shows where pharmaceutical manufacturers stand on the path.
Complying with ICH Q8 requires knowledge of three key spaces: design, technology and regulatory. Heres how one company used Design of Experiments to troubleshoot variability in the validation of a controlled-release pain reliever.