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The whole blood assay: Detection of broad spectrum of pyrogens & examples of medical device testing - Merck Millipore microbial industry

09-Mar-2015 - Pyrogens in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotherapeutics and cosmetics can cause fevers in humans and are potentially life-threatening. Yet standard pyrogen detection methods have drawbacks. The Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) test only identifies endotoxins, while the rabbit pyrogen test (RPT) endangers...
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A Method to Meet the New Ph Eur Ninhydrin-Positive Substances Requirement - Butterworth

27-Jan-2015 - The European Pharmacopeia (Ph Eur) is moving away from the historical thin layer chromatography technique for the determination of Ninhydrin-positive substances, to more specific and sensitive methods utilising Liquid Chromatography (LC) or Amino Acid Analysers. This paper will explore the...
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Things are “heating up” in temp-controlled shipping - World Courier

24-Nov-2014 - The BRIC nations will account for $248 billion in pharmaceutical Sales by 2016. Global Pharma will spend $8 billion on cold chain logistics in 2014 These numbers demonstrate that as R&D goes, so goes logistics. As products evolve there is a...
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7 Common Myths about QP Training Debunked - A Guide for Senior Managers -

04-Nov-2014 - The role of the Qualified Person (QP) in the pharmaceutical industry is mandated by law1. Every holder of a relevant Manufacturers Authorisation (human and veterinary) must have at least one QP; without one, no batch of medicinal product can be...
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New Guidelines Strengthen Good Distribution Practice (GDP) -

18-Sep-2014 - The recently introduced EU Guidelines on the Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use, (first published on March 8th 2013 as 2013/C 68/01 and updated on November 5th 2013 as 2013/C 343/01) places significant new demands on the...
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Developing a Good Plan B - World Courier

01-Sep-2014 - World Courier is continuously looking out for trouble on a local and global scale.  Areas of conflict that might affect transport routes? A hurricane? A new ash cloud pending? A problem with an airline or airport? In addition to scanning...
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Temperature-Controlled IMP Distribution Challenges - Almac Group

04-Aug-2014 - UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES OF TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED INVESTIGATIONAL MEDICINAL PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION IN EMERGING MARKETSTemperature deviation within the supply chain is a complex issue. While the risk of shipments going outside their specifications may never be completely eliminated, it can be minimized...
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Learn the risk factors of metabolic syndrome and the role central labs play in aiding its detection - ACM Global Central Laboratory

17-Jun-2014 - Metabolic syndrome, a serious condition impacting adults and children in all genders, races and ethnicities, can lead to fatal outcomes if not detected and treated. The key risk factors of metabolic syndrome were identified approximately 250 years ago. However, there...
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Customs Warehouses Benefit Clinical Trial Supply Chain - Marken

11-Jun-2014 - Marken’s new customs-bonded warehouse within the Marken depot in Frankfurt, Germany allows Marken to store pharmaceuticals with an origin outside the European Union (EU) and distribute them to non-EU countries without undergoing the EU importation procedure for pharmaceuticals.
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Elemental Impurity Analysis in Pharmaceuticals - Butterworth

06-May-2014 - A method to identify the presence of heavy metals in pharmaceuticals was introduced in the United States Pharmacopoeia more than 100 years ago. Today pharmaceutical companies are still using essentially the same method, the USP <231> Heavy Metals Limit Test....
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Meeting the challenges of complex drug substances - Vetter Pharma International GmbH

15-Apr-2014 - Realizing the full potential of an injectable drug compound is no small task. In the months and years that lead from the discovery phase to the rigorous demands of a commercial launch, unexpected scientific and technical challenges can slow development...
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Footprint-Free™ Cell Line Engineering Services at Transposagen -

13-Feb-2014 - Altering the genome of cells is a powerful and increasingly necessary tool for drug discovery and research. Transposagen utilizes its expertise and a diverse portfolio of gene editing tools including XTN™ TALENs, CRISPR nickases, as well as piggyBac™ transposons, for...
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Preparation of Pharmaceutical Samples for Metals Analysis -

28-Nov-2013 - With proposed changes to elemental impurities requirements for pharmaceutical products currently being reviewed, spectroscopic techniques for metals analysis are being widely discussed. The preparation of the samples is often overlooked,  this is a  critical step in producing good quality analytical...
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Controlled Release and Bioavailability Enhancement -

28-Oct-2013 - Metrics provides product development that leverages proprietary pharmaceutical technologies in the areas of: •    Customized Controlled Release Drug Delivery •    Bioavailability Enhancement •    Taste Masking (liquid and solid presentations)When applied appropriately, these technologies can deliver therapeutic and convenience benefits to...
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New Guidelines for Stabilization of Proteins by Freeze Drying: Formulation and Process Heresy - Baxter

17-Oct-2013 - Over the years a number of informal guidelines or “rules” for the formulation and processing of proteins for freeze-drying have been developed. However, in recent years it has become obvious that some of these rules need modification. In this presentation,...
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Exploring New Frontiers in Direct to Patient Home Delivery Services for Clinical Trials Materials - Marken

07-Aug-2013 - Exploring New Frontiers in Direct to Patient (DTP) Home Delivery Services for Clinical Trial Materials provides an in-depth look at reasons to consider a DTP solution. Included in the discussion are concerns with the traditional distribution channels, advantages and challenges...
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White Paper: Is My Method Still Valid? - SGS

26-Mar-2013 - The goal of method validation is to pro­vide proof that data from each individual sample is indicative of the actual batch content with little deviation. This paper outlines the importance of validation as well as the official requirements, including characteristics...
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ePathology Improves Data Accuracy & Study Productivity! – Amicus Study Confirms - Aperio

20-Mar-2013 - With current glass slide methods, sharing and scoring slides within a study from one pathologist to another at a different organization or site, meant that slides had to be packed, shipped and tracked. Often the reading pathologist was required to...
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Best Practices for Achieving and Maintaining Aseptic Conditions During Sterility Testing - SGS

03-Dec-2012 - Sterility testing is required for companies producing pharmaceutical products and consistent and meticulous testing is essential to obtain results that accurately represent the sterility status of a batch. Download this article for the best practices
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Analytical Method Development and Validation — A CDMO Perspective - DPT Labs

28-Nov-2012 - Pharmaceutical drug product development can be an expensive and time consuming process. Many challenges are faced by pharmaceutical development companies including developing a scaleable, marketable formulation, ensuring safety and efficacy of the drug product and receiving approval of the drug...

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