January 2009 Issue
Guided Wave Radar at Genentech: A Novel Technique for Non-invasive Volume Measurement in Disposable Bioprocess Bags
GWR may be a cheaper, more practical alternative to traditional methods.
Our obsession with controlling variation has weakened our skills in mistake-proofing.
Low-voltage electron beams have found an expanding niche within pharma sterile processinga review and talk with Baxters John A. Williams.
For a specialized show, IFPAC 2009 is a lot to take in.
Rather than real-time product release, pharma PAT efforts should focus on modernizing API and raw material analytical methods.
Support from senior executives will advance your careerbut youll have to reinterpret the language of cost accounting for them, using real-time value and KPis.
Pharma contractors face a delicate challenge in maintaining their own rigorous quality standards while encouraging the same of both clients and suppliers. Fran DeGrazio, VP for Marketing and Strategic Business Development at West Pharmaceutical Services, has worn many hats during her long tenure at West, and shares her thoughts on Quality by Design, sound sourcing, and leveraging IT for quality and compliance efforts.
Need money from the bosses for IT and other technology investments? Dont drop the ball. Getting the ear, and pocketbook, of senior management requires a game plan based on a firm appreciation of the statsboth costs and ROI.
USPs Drug Quality and Information Program is establishing training programs around the world. Its Madagascar program offers a model.
January 2009 may be Dr. Andrew von Eschenbachs last official month as FDA Commissioner, but he has spent the past several weeks commuting to a new office. In December, he and other top Agency executives joined scientific and administrative staff at the Agencys White Oak Federal Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Our industry seems reluctant to join the 2.0 party. But why?
A non-destructive, online technique aims to meet the increasing demands of tablet quality.
Advances in inks, etchings, and nanoencryption technology have made on-dosage security more feasible, and more affordable. We look at a few of the technologies currently available, and speak with Dean Hart of NanoInk.