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  • Webcast: Facilities of the Future, Today

    Join us for a review and moderated discussion of the issues and technologies driving new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility design and construction, both in the U.S. and in growing Asian markets. Among the questions, in the U.S. are: where are the facilities being built and how will that affect industry employment trends? How are they being designed?

  • Behavioral Issues: How Pharma Can Rethink Change Management

    Up to 70% of corporate change initiatives fail, notes Bill Wilder, director of the Life Cycle Institute, the training arm of Life Cycle Engineering (LCE). Oftentimes, it is because pharmaceutical and other manufacturers focus on products and processes, but not on people. Contrary to popular opinion, people generally don’t resist change, says Wilder. “They resist being changed when they don't know why.” In this interview, Wilder shares insights into how drug manufacturers can better manage change and strengthen their organizations from within.

  • No Torch Required: Using Press Technology to Join Stainless Steel Tubing

    For many industrial applications, press technology is replacing welding as a preferred means of joining stainless steel piping. For one thing, it’s simple and easy, as shown in this video by Tom Shields, director of Industrial Accounts for Viega Industrial Piping Solutions.

  • Podcast: API Pollution: Are Drug Manufacturers Trying to Stymie Studies?

    A recent U.S. Geological Survey study found two drug facilities in New York state releasing high levels of API into local groundwater. The manufacturers have been less than cooperative, says study lead Patrick Phillips, speaking with Senior Editor Paul Thomas. Without adequate studies, Phillips adds, there's no way of knowing what the impact of the compounds on local biota might be.

  • Satellite Process Assurance Hub (SPAH) Drug Facility Layout

    Two years ago, Joseph Lam, managing director of Beacons Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a leading generics manufacturer in Singapore, was awarded a U.S. patent for a novel drug facility layout, SPAH. Mention of this provoked some surprise from experts in the U.S. engineering and construction world. They had never heard of a plant layout, however creative, being patented.

  • A Transparent Case for Glass Doors

    When it comes to pharmaceutical doors, more and more are looking like windows—ie, they’re glass, says Rytec CEO Don Grasso.

  • Sanofi Opens Up, Looking for a Few Good Partners

    Sanofi-Aventis is undergoing a major internal shift, opening itself up more and more to external partnerships and “access to innovation.” Senior VP Jean-Claude Muller talks about making alliances work, and how Sanofi’s new bio plant outside Paris figures in the mix.

  • AstraZeneca’s David Brennan: Think Globally, Outsource Locally

    While AstraZeneca has committed to outsourcing extensively, and to establishing prominence in China and other Asian countries, it does not have a “one-size-fits-all” approach to outsourcing, says CEO David Brennan in this exclusive interview. In many parts of the world, the company is still learning by doing and developing local strategies for when and how to outsource manufacturing and other operations, and when (as in China) to keep things mostly in-house.

  • To Outsource or Not—Is Your Culture Ready?

    When deciding whether or not to outsource, manufacturers must strip decision factors down to a basic few: Is there a business case to justify the risk? Will the outsourcing free you up to focus more on your core competencies? And finally, is your culture ready for outsourcing? This video is the start of a series with outsourcing expert Rakesh Kishan, CEO of UMS Advisory, Inc., about the need for pharmaceutical manufacturers to see outsourcing in a new light—as an opportunity to focus operations and empower employees.

  • Facility of the Year Award Winner: Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Managing Digital Editor, Michele Vaccarello, speaks with Facility of the Year Award winner Bristol-Myers Squibb at the 2008 Interphex Show in Philadelphia. Sarah Doshna, Associate Director, Parenteral Manufacturing discusses equipment innovation for their Clinical Supplies Manufacturing and Drug Product Technology Center Expansion project.

  • Facility of the Year Winner: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.KG

    Managing Digital Editor, Michele Vaccarello, speaks with Facility of the Year Award winner Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.KG at the 2008 Interphex Show in Philadelphia. Dr. Manfred Fiebig discusses facility integration at their Biberach, Germany R&D Building project.

  • FDA on Career Applicant Pool: What You Need to Know

    Digital Managing Editor Michele Vaccarello speaks with FDA Public Affairs Specialist, Anitra D. Brown-Reed, at the 2008 Interphex Job Fair about what kinds of applicants FDA and industry has been seeing recently, and what one needs for a career with the FDA.

  • Facility of the Year Winner: F. Hoffmann La Roche AG

    Managing Digital Editor, Michele Vaccarello, speaks with Facility of the Year Award winner F. Hoffmann La Roche AG at the 2008 Interphex Show in Philadelphia. Dr. Jurgen Wahl, Senior Vice President Pharma Biotech Production and Development at Roche, discusses project execution for their Bilogics IV project.

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