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The Drug Industry at a Crossroad: PAT's Role

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In this 6-page PDF document, author Efraim Shek asserts that PAT is part of a new paradigm whose time has come, and suggests how PAT can become more the rule than the exception.

Using PAT to Optimize Cell Culture for Monoclonal Antibody Development

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Ache Stokelman and colleagues on Amgen’s Global Process Science Team outline how they used BioProcessors Corp.’s SimCell platform to improve results.

Aseptic PAT and Particle Monitoring — from Snapshots to Continuous Feedback

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Particle monitoring is critical for maintaining aseptic conditions, but portable counters won’t help develop trending data. In this white paper, Mark Hallworth, pharmaceutical manager for Particle Measuring Systems, discusses continuous monitoring methods, how they’re evolving, and why they’re ...

On-Line Alarm Auditing: A Tool for Greater Efficiency

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The right alarm auditing tool can tell you where opportunities for improvement are, and what the payback might be, explains Machine Automation, Inc.’s Brian Gibson.

Monitor Fermentation O2 and CO2 in Real Time

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Keeping tabs on oxygen and carbon dioxide content in bioprocesses is critical for safety and contamination control, while comparing measurements against process models can help optimize yields and efficiencies, explains Tim Wilkes of Servomex, Inc.

The Importance of Online Analysis in Solvent Recovery

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As commercial and regulatory pressures increase, pharmaceutical manufacturers look to maximize solvent recovery through online analysis.

MVA Modeling without Tears

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Curvaceous Software’s C:Suite Process Modeler uses geometric process control to handle quality control, process control and alarm management. Founder Robin Brooks and his colleagues discuss how it works, in an article originally published by IEEE.

PAT and Pharma Competence

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This Guide to Process Analytical Technology analyzes the industry’s needs and discusses Siemens' multidisciplinary approach to meeting them.

How the Other Side Lives: FDA’s Experience with Enterprise IT

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Has your company moved to new enterprise architecture software? Well, so has FDA. Read this quick report and compare your strategy, challenges and experiences with those of the Agency.

Automating Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA)

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Master Control Systems White Paper discusses the different approaches for handling CAPA systems and how using proven technologies enable organizations to improve product quality while at the same time meet regulatory requirements.

The Coming Wireless Market

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The North American market for wireless monitoring and control products is taking off. This paper by Venture Development Corp. tells which direction it’s headed.

Integrating APC and Six Sigma for Biopharma Manufacturing

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Daniel Lewin and his team at Israel’s Technion International Institute of Technology are studying the impact of integrating APC with Six Sigma methodologies to manufacture biopharmaceuticals. The yield improvements they’re seeing may surprise you.

NIR-based PAT Replaces HPLC for Bottling

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This application note from Uhlmann VisioTec discusses NIR spectroscopy, offering some insights into how it was used to replace HPLC analysis at a pilot-scale pharmaceutical suspension bottling line.

ERP and Lessons to Be Learned

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In the late 1990s, the drug distribution firm FoxMeyer sued its ERP vendor and implementation specialist, Arthur Andersen, claiming that its ERP installation had driven it into bankruptcy. In this discussion at the University of Singapore, experts dissect the case and lessons that drug companies ...

Use of Atomic Force Microscopy to Accelerate Drug Development

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This applications note by J.Y. Zhu of Molecular Imaging Corp., discusses AFM and its potential in accelerating drug development.

Server Consolidation in a Validated Environment

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A sure way to achieve IT cost savings is to consolidate validated applications onto virtual servers. Just be sure you have a top-notch change management process, says Keith Parent, CEO of Court Square Data Group.

How MES Enables PAT

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A Manufacturing Execution System provides a framework for PAT, allowing for enhanced productivity and quality, says Joseph Vinhais, vice president of regulatory compliance at Camstar Systems.

Fluorescent Sensor Detects Microbes in Real Time

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BioVigilant is developing a commercial product that could monitor microbial presence in air and water, and could be modified to work in processes as well. In this article, inventor and optics specialist J.P. Jiang, Ph.D., discusses how the method works and the savings it offers over traditional ...

The State of PAT in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Pavilion Technologies’ recent survey of major manufacturers reveals divergent strategies between the U.S. and Europe, and mixed opinions about how broadly PAT should be defined. Quantitative and qualitative data are summarized here.

Experiment Design: The Medical Device Industry’s Lessons for Pharma

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W.L. Gore’s Medical Product Division took an uncompromising approach to improving an underachieving process, and, using DOE and statistical process control techniques, turned it around. The drug industry can learn much from this story, writes Ronald D. Fritz, president of InSite Technologies.

Raman 101: A Primer for In-Situ PAT

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For in-situ PAT, Raman spectroscopy has advantages over Near-IR and Mid-IR. This technical note by Kaiser Optical Systems discusses Raman’s suitability for PAT applications and lists specific application opportunities.

The Advantages of Distributed Intelligence

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Today’s automation machines are becoming more motion-centric than ever before. This new generation of machine designs offers increased speed, precision, and productivity.

Engineering Standards Advance Pharmaceutical PAT

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Manuel Hormaza, CEO of IBS Caribe, discusses process understanding and management, and the engineering standards that promise to bring plug-and-play capabilities to PAT.

Moving Pharmaceutical Manufacturing from Art to Science

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This white paper from IBM Business Consulting Services outlines the initiatives that will guide pharmaceutical manufacturing’s evolution.

Roadmap to Operational Excellence

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In this special guide for pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals, Emerson Process Management outlines the best practices you can use to establish a culture of continuous improvement and achieve operational excellence within your organization.

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