The in-Pharmatechnologist team went to the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) conference in New Orleans, US to cover all the breaking drug industry news and trends and speak with key pharmaceutical industry movers and shakers.
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06-Dec-2010 - US Contract research laboratory Metrics reveals that benzophenone, a component used in varnish on labels, is able to migrate through HDPE bottles to reach the pills inside.
02-Dec-2010 - Only multiple anti-counterfeiting strategies are able to beat increasingly sophisticated criminals, according to a seminar on anti-counterfeiting at the recent AAPS trade event in New Orleans.
01-Dec-2010 - Updating monographs, changing elemental impurity tests and globalisation were discussed by the USP at its workshop and in interviews with in-PharmaTechnologist.
30-Nov-2010 - Performing environmental testing early in a molecule’s development and including data in tech transfers to CMOs helps ensure there is little mass loading from pilot and commercial plants.
29-Nov-2010 - Demand for high-end capsule filling technologies, particularly those used for early clinical development projects, has increased in 2010 according to Capsugel.
29-Nov-2010 - Narrowly defined pharma self-interest and lack of coordinated political effort means, despite the best effort of some, the problem of counterfeiting may be worsening.
25-Nov-2010 - Aluminium lakes and in-liner packaging can, in some cases, be used to control reactive components in excipients and therefore overcome drug product instability.
24-Nov-2010 - The knowledge and means are in place to implement real-time release (RTR), a PAT pioneer said at AAPS, but questions remain about whether pharma has the will and desire.
23-Nov-2010 - Poor recruitment practices cost the United States pharmaceutical industry millions of dollars, warns a leading US biopharma recruitment agency.
23-Nov-2010 - Nose-to-brain delivery can become a reality, even for molecules with high molecular weights, but barriers relating to administration and adsorption remain, according to a panel at AAPS.
22-Nov-2010 - Globalisation is the main challenge to drug supply chain security according to USP scientist Desmond Hunt, who says greater collaboration is the key to maintaining product integrity
22-Nov-2010 - Last week everything from co-processed excipients to Viagra-stuffed teddies were discussed at AAPS 2010. Now, with the show having finished, we present our personal take on the event.
17-Nov-2010 - Combatting counterfeit drugs through forging stronger partnerships is beyond profit, it is about saving lives, AstraZeneca principal scientist Dr Michael Claybourn told a workshop on global drug quality at the...
16-Nov-2010 - The USP is building a database of counterfeit essential medicines to support international drug procurement organisations, such as WHO, and the timely sharing of information between national regulators.