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Two-stage development model needed to cut attrition rates, says expert

Two-stage development model needed to cut attrition rates, says expert

Hedley Rees

Pharma needs to learn from other sectors and abandon the multistage development paradigm in favour of a two-stage design and manufacturing model to cut attrition rates.

Published: 25-May-2011

Continuous manufacturing offers QbD and PAT advantages says ISP

Continuous manufacturing offers QbD and PAT advantages says ISP

Dr Stuart Porter

Senior Director Global Pharmaceutical Applications R&D - ISP

Continuous manufacturing offers significant advantages for drug production in terms of quality and efficiency, but more research and regulatory input is needed to help the pharmaceutical sector reap the benefits according to ISP.

Published: 19-Apr-2011

LB Bohle sees increasing demand for ‘try before you buy’ demos

Martin Hack

VP and general manager - LB Bohle LLC

LB Bohle says healthy level of demand for processing technology demos at its recently opened service centre is an indication of processing tech market recovery.

Published: 07-Apr-2011

EMD Millipore talks integration: of processes; and with owner Merck KGaA

EMD Millipore talks integration: of processes; and with owner Merck KGaA

Paul Chapman

Head of Biopharm Process Solutions - EMD Millipore

The biomanufacturing industry needs to adopt an integrated approach to upstream and downstream processing to boost efficiency and productivity according to EMD Millipore.

Published: 06-Apr-2011

ATMI unveils helium integrity testing for bioprocess vessels at Interphex 2011

Doug Neugold

CEO - ATMI

ATMI LifeSciences has introduced a new method of integrity testing for its range of single-use bioprocess vessels that, it claims, will take QA in the biomanufacturing sector to a new level.

Published: 04-Apr-2011

UNCTAD to discuss fostering drug manufacturing in Africa

UNCTAD to discuss fostering drug manufacturing in Africa

Christoph Spennemann

Intellectual Property Unit Investment Capacity-Building Branch - UNCTAD Division on Investment and Enterprise

Next month the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will organise a meeting to discuss ways of encouraging the production of pharmaceutical in Africa.

Published: 21-Mar-2011

Clariant launches Pharma packaging colour unit

Clariant launches  Pharma packaging colour unit

Stephen Duckworth

Head of Global MArket Segment Medical and Pharmaceutical - Clariant International

Clariant International has set up a unit to help the pharma sector overcome regulatory hurdles involved with developing colour packaging

Published: 24-Feb-2011

ISP discusses solvent selection and solids in spray drying

ISP discusses solvent selection and solids in spray drying

Dr Tim Bee

Sr. Director Pharmaceuticals Technical - ISP Pharmaceuticals

Solvent selection and solid loading are critical to optimising the spray drying process and unlocking its solubility-enhancing properties for drug production according to a new report by ISP Pharmaceuticals.

Published: 17-Jan-2011

Industry, innovation & Viagra-stuffed teddies at AAPS

Industry, innovation & Viagra-stuffed teddies at AAPS

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.

Published: 22-Nov-2010

Regulatory expert insight: electronic submission

Regulatory expert insight: electronic submission

Kate Wilber

Director of Regulatory Services, Europe - Image Solutions

Adoption of electronic submission by regulators around the world is good news for drugmakers’ efforts to access emerging markets says industry expert Kate Wilber.

Published: 04-Oct-2010

NQR for counterfeit detection on factory floor and at pharmacy

NQR for counterfeit detection on factory floor and at pharmacy

Professor Andreas Jakobsson

Department of Mathematical Statistics - Lund University

Scientists say counterfeit drug and ingredient detection using NQR could benefit both manufacturers and pharmacies.

Published: 13-Sep-2010

Regulatory expert insight: Regulatory information management

Regulatory expert insight: Regulatory information management

Kate Wilber

Director of Regulatory Services, Europe - Image Solutions

Tracking “non-content” metadata is an important part of any pharmaceutical submission, yet many drugmakers fail to take an integrated approach to the task according to regulatory expert Kate Wilber.

Published: 01-Sep-2010

USP proposals on trace elements a boost for ICP, says Thermo Fisher Scientific

USP proposals on trace elements a boost for ICP, says Thermo Fisher Scientific

Matthew Cassap

Senior ICP applications specialist - Thermo Fisher Scientific

Proposed changes to USP chapters 232 and 233 on trace impurities would increase drug industry use of automated analysis, creating “huge number” of potential new customers says Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Published: 24-Aug-2010

Regulatory expert insight: Business Processing Outsourcing

Regulatory expert insight: Business Processing Outsourcing

Kate Wilber

Director of Regulatory Services, Europe - Image Solutions

In the first of a series of special in-pharmatechnologist podcasts Kate Wilber, Image Solutions’ (ISI) director of regulatory Services, Europe discusses the emerging trends in BPO and talks about how it can benefit drugmakers.

Published: 04-Aug-2010

Industry has key role to play in COE anti-counterfeiting treaty

Industry has key role to play in COE anti-counterfeiting treaty

Sabine Walser

Scientific Administrator - Council of Europe

The role of the pharma industry in supporting the COE anti-counterfeiting treaty, which aims to criminalise activities, “cannot be underestimated”, according to a directorate member.

Published: 16-Jun-2010

Alufoil celebrates past and eyes bright future

Alufoil celebrates past and eyes bright future

Stefan Glimm

Executive Director - European Aluminium Foil Association

Aluminium foil as a packaging solution is marking its centenary in 2010. Stefan Glimm, executive director of the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA), reflects on how this packing mainstay continues to build on its ability to provide the highest barrier protection properties while adapting to the needs of the new millennium.

Published: 30-Mar-2010

Atacama CEO on Excella deal and development of PDG for HPAPIs

Atacama CEO on Excella deal and development of PDG for HPAPIs

Steffen Mittwich

CEO - Atacama Labs

CEO Steffen Mittwich updates in-PharmaTechnologist on Atacama Labs' pneumatic dry granulation (PDG) API processing tech, its deal with German CMO Excella and future development plans.

Published: 18-Mar-2010

Payne buys BP Labels secure pharma packaging biz

Payne buys BP Labels secure pharma packaging biz

Tony Edwards

Managing Director - Filtrona - Payne Security

Payne Security has acquired BP Secure Solutions, adding the UK firm's roster of adhesive security labelling technologies to its drug industry offering.

Published: 08-Mar-2010

SAFC preparing for inevitable shift to cell culture vaccines

SAFC preparing for inevitable shift to cell culture vaccines

David Backer

Director of Business Development and Marketing - SAFC Pharma

SAFC Pharma is preparing for the shift towards cell culture-based vaccines, while still supplying and growing in the traditional sector, to ensure it can grow in coming years, according to a company director.

Published: 25-Feb-2010

Informex – companies hope for a brighter 2010

Informex – companies hope for a brighter 2010

There are signs that 2010 will be a better year for the fine and custom chemistry industry but companies at Informex remained cautious and are planning accordingly.

Published: 22-Feb-2010

SAFC building big pharma relationships to drive growth

SAFC building big pharma relationships to drive growth

Gilles Cottier

President - SAFC

The impact of the economic downturn is still being felt but SAFC remains "cautiously optimistic" about 2010, believing its close relationships with clients and investment in key emerging markets will generate business.

Published: 18-Feb-2010

AAPS - trends in turbulent times

AAPS 2009 has drawn to a close but over the three days numerous trends and debates emerged, including the strategies CROs are using in the downturn, and we take a look at these in our conference round up.

Published: 12-Nov-2009

AAPS - round up of day one

AAPS - round up of day one

Following the first full day of AAPS 2009 in Los Angeles, California, US we take a look at the major developments and talking points.

Published: 10-Nov-2009

OctoPlus, Glycotope, Merck KGaA and SCM Pharma on BioPh 2009

OctoPlus, Glycotope, Merck KGaA and SCM Pharma on BioPh 2009

Gerben Moolhuizen, OctoPlus and Hans Baumeister, Glycotope

James Easson, Merk KGaA - Shirley Dann, SCM Pharma

How successful was the BioPh conference in Madrid? in-PharmaTechnologist asked key players attending the inaugural event.

Published: 29-Oct-2009

Cargill discusses Zerose erythritol's development

Cargill discusses Zerose erythritol's development

Henry Hussell, marketing manager at Cargill Pharma, talks about Zerose erythritol's development since it was launched at CPhI 2008.

Published: 19-Oct-2009

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