The LEAK-MASTER EASY system from WITT is suitable for testing almost any stable and flexible food, pharmaceutical, industrial and consumer packaging.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reports a groundswell of positive response to Pharma EXPO 2014, which debuts in Chicago, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014. The vision for Pharma EXPO is to make it the world’s leading event for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries plans to cut about 5,000 employees, mostly by the end of next year, as part of a restructuring designed to slim the drugmaker's business and make it more efficient. The Israeli company said it employs about 46,000 people worldwide, so the cuts amount to nearly a 10 percent global workforce reduction.
Pharma Medica Research, Inc., a contract research organization serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, plans to make a $30.8 million capital investment and create 320 jobs at its first U.S. facility in St. Charles, Missouri.
The PGL pump from Beamex is a low-pressure calibration pump suitable for industries where accurate, low-pressure generation is needed, such as the pharmaceutical industry.
The Ystral Conti-TDS brings major efficiencies to the production process by offering powder induction, wetting and then dispersing of an agglomerate-free liquid with one machine.
Merck said that it plans to cut another 8,500 jobs as part of a plan to reduce its annual costs by about $2.5 billion by the end of 2015. In addition, Merck will move its headquarters from Whitehouse Station, N.J., to existing facilities in Kenilworth, N.J.
The Xtreme Metal Detector from Eriez, made for industry applications including chemical, food processing, packaging, textiles, pharmaceuticals, plastics and rubber, has been re-designed with a user-friendly interface.
Alitair Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Edmond Pharma S.r.l. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Alitair Pharmaceuticals to license Erdosteine, a mucolytic with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, from Edmond Pharma for development as an orphan drug in the United States and Canada.
Torrey Pines Scientific announces NEW EchoTherm™ Stackable/ Programmable Vibration Free Chilling Incubators for protein crystallography and other life science uses.
Although the general principles of granulation technology have remained unchanged for several decades, the emergence of several process modifications seem to be gaining popularity among the pharmaceutical industry. Two of those modifications are wet milling operation and spraying in a controlled manner using a spray nozzle over an extended period of time.
It is no secret that the transition to single-use technology for biopharmaceutical applications is often disruptive. Yet, as the industry continues to see the proven benefits of integrating these technologies, and in some cases fully transitioning to them, the paradigm shift that happened in the upstream is making its way into the downstream.
Chemineer, Inc. offers the Greerco Pipeline Mixer for continuous high-speed, high-shear processing for applications involving homogenization, mixing, dispersion and emulsion.
The Chemineer MR Agitator is well-suited for a variety of mixing applications in the chemical, biodiesel/ethanol, pharmaceutical, water and general fluid processing industries.
The FDA is approving Perjeta, a drug proven to shrink tumors before surgery in breast cancer patients. CBS News contributor Dr. David Agus joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to discuss the promising drug and what it could mean for cancer patients.
Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee sued a Kentucky-based pharmaceuticals services firm on Friday, accusing PharMerica Corp. of illegally dispensing addictive narcotics without proper oversight. The lawsuit was prompted by a 2009 whistleblower report.
AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT: METTLER TOLEDO's automatic vial-weighing device is a robot that replaces manual weighing and calibrating in a variety of applications where precision weighing and calibration is necessary.
Rexam serves a number of markets including the beverage, personal care, healthcare and food markets. Production and process control has never been more advanced at Rexam-Berlin than it is right now. Nor has the value of such control as a decision-making tool ever been more demonstrable.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Omega Design Corporation’s bottle unscrambler features patented rotary pockets and provides speed, precision and expandability.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: NJM Packaging’s tablet counter is a versatile servo driven counting and filling system for solid-dose pharmaceuticals.
COMBUSTIBLE DUST & EXPLOSION PROTECTION: The safe removal of residual dust is a critical element when processing solids. It’s also needed throughout production, from active ingredient handling through packaging and shipment of finished product.
The governor and other officials are celebrating the official opening of a plant in Opelika that makes vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements. The officials are scheduled to join executives of Pharmavite for the grand opening of the manufacturing facilit.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced the idea of Quality by Design (QbD) in 2004 as part of the Process Analytical Technology Guidance. The purpose was to design quality into the product and process rather than try to test quality into the product at the end on the production line.
Under the Quality by Deign paradigm, new pharma product must be correctly designed to take into account the disease and its impact on the patient, the patient population, the drug properties, the preferred route of administration and the requirements of the organization manufacturing the product.
If you were to liken the interest in single-use and disposable technologies in the pharmaceutical industry to terms we are familiar with when talking about hot web topics, you might say they have been “trending” for several years, or perhaps they have gone “viral.”