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Detachable Single-Wrap Labels

March 27, 2014 2:44 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Schreiner MediPharm has developed a new, cost-effective label that helps reduce the likelihood of parenteral dispensing errors. 

Vacuum Conveyor

March 27, 2014 2:32 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Volkmann's PPCVS series of vacuum conveyors reliably, efficiently and gently transfer a wide...

New Scholarship For Students Of Manufacturing

March 27, 2014 1:20 pm | News | Comments

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)’s ...

Sight-Glass Light

March 27, 2014 9:34 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

L.J. Star Inc. introduces the LumiStar3000™, a 60mm LED sight-glass light, is capable of...

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Integrated Coding & Verification Unit

March 25, 2014 10:14 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

MG America introduces the ACE-CT400 Coding & Verification Unit, an integrated system for carton serialization.

Clean Room Wall Pass-Through System

March 14, 2014 9:40 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Newage Industires Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

AdvantaPure introduces AdvantaPass wall pass-through technology (patent pending) for transferring critical fluids during pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical production.

Sample Preparation System

March 13, 2014 9:29 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The new Smart VacPrep from Micromeritics is an advanced, high-throughput sample preparation system with six independently controlled ports.


All Eyes On Safety & Brand Protection

March 13, 2014 1:00 am | by Julie Ackerman, Senior Director, PR and Communications; PMMI | Articles | Comments

Counterfeit drug sales tarnish a brand’s reputation and take a toll on sales, but more importantly, they carry major health risks for consumers. By enforcing a national standard for track-and-trace measures, new legislation will streamline compliance efforts. Fortunately for manufacturers, there are many technologies designed to make compliance simple and efficient.

Lockable Settle Plates

March 12, 2014 9:23 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

EMD Millipore introduces lockable ICRplus Settle Plates for viable air monitoring and personnel monitoring in clean rooms and isolators.

Chromatography Bubble Trap

March 12, 2014 9:20 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

L.J. Star Incorporated introduces a sanitary-service bubble trap specifically designed for chromatography applications.

Single-Use Biopharmaceutical Products

March 11, 2014 9:37 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Watson-Marlow Pumps' newly acquired product line of BioPure single-use tubing connector systems simplify production operations, lower the costs of GMP Pharma manufacturing and reduce process validation time.

Circulating Baths

March 11, 2014 9:25 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

A new line of Circulating Baths from Polyscience provide precise temperature control for membrane filtration characterization and testing.


The 'Brand' Value Of Integrity In The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

March 11, 2014 3:51 am | by Tom Singer, Principal, Tompkins International | Blogs | Comments

Serialization and traceability can be powerful tools to combat drug counterfeiting and the pharmaceutical grey market. This is hardly a new concept, and many voices have been raised in their favor. But not all players in the pharmaceutical industry have rushed to implement them.

Raman Microscope

March 10, 2014 9:52 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Thermo Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Materials scientists, engineers and academic researchers can accelerate their research and understand materials in applications ranging from pharmaceutical formulation and life sciences to semiconductor manufacturing and geology using a new Raman imaging microscope.

Are You Ready For INTERPHEX 2014?

February 28, 2014 1:00 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Take a look back at last year's INTERPHEX IPS Technology tours and gear up for this year's tours. On March 19th experts from IPS will guide groups around the show floor, visiting leading providers of equipment in Advanced Aseptic Technologies, Biomanufacturing, Inspection & Packaging, Modular Construction, and OSD Technologies. 

Peristaltic Pump

February 21, 2014 9:47 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Cole-Parmer | Product Releases | Comments

Experience maximum pumping flexibility with the Ismatec ICC 4-Channel 8-Roller Peristaltic Pump from Cole-Parmer. 

Clean Room Container Handling

February 5, 2014 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RFPC Rotary Monoblock from Cozzoli is designed to perform multiple functions in a Class 100 clean room environment. 


INTERPHEX 2014 Innovation Sessions

February 4, 2014 10:39 am | Events

Pharmaceutical Processing is sponsoring several stages in INTERPHEX’s Show Floor Innovation Series. Don’t miss these free sessions, roundtables, panel discussions and keynote presentations covering topics including Continuous Manufacturing for Solid Dose Drugs, High Potency Manufacturing, Cleaning Validation and more.

Abbott Closes Puerto Rico Plant

January 31, 2014 11:12 am | by DANICA COTO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Abbott Laboratories is closing one of its manufacturing plants in the Puerto Rico town of Barceloneta next year, delivering another blow to the U.S. territory's once-thriving pharmaceutical sector, officials said Thursday.

Right Angle Reducer

January 31, 2014 10:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Quantis Ultra Kleen from Baldor is manufactured using 316 grade stainless steel for corrosion resistance and features a smooth, rounded housing to reduce potential entrapment areas.

Novartis Cuts More Jobs In Lincoln

January 30, 2014 10:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More Novartis employees have lost their jobs in Lincoln as the drug maker continues to restructure its manufacturing plant there.

The Right Tools For The Job: Implementing FEL

January 30, 2014 1:00 am | by Jens M. Ebert, PE, PMP; SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

Last week an industry expert examined Front-End-Loading - the project management process that involves developing sufficient project definition so that owners can make investment decisions, minimize risk and maximize the potential for success, and broke down the first implementation steps. This week moves on to a discussion of the next two phases of the FEL process and breaks down the cost-benefit analysis for the process.  

Aggregation Analysis System

January 22, 2014 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has introduced the Aggregates Sizer Aggregation Analysis System, which offers the first effective quantitative, high-speed evaluation of 100 nm to 10um SVP aggregates that may be present in biopharmaceuticals. 

Pharmaceutical Inspection Station

January 16, 2014 10:06 am | Mettler Toledo | Product Releases | Comments

The METTLER TOLEDO PCE (PharmaControl Electronic) 360° Inspection Station is a modular all-in-one solution designed to inspect the quality of packaging of cylindrical pharmaceutical products such as bottles and vials.

Control Stroke Syringes

January 10, 2014 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of five new Control Stroke Syringes, which ensure volume regulation during fluid delivery and are suitable for precise injection or withdrawal. 

Trend Watch: Biopharmaceutical Outsourcing

January 8, 2014 4:34 pm | by Eric S. Langer, President and Managing Partner at BioPlan Associates, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Outsourcing of biopharmaceutical manufacturing has been growing for several years, to the point where contract manufacturing has become a common strategic decision for developers, extending beyond simple non-core activities and into more high-value, technical ones. 

Bristol-Myers Sells Facility To AstraZeneca

December 23, 2013 10:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb is selling its southwestern Indiana manufacturing facility to London-based AstraZeneca.                                                                                      

Putting the Pedal to the Metal in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

December 17, 2013 3:30 pm | by PMMI | Articles | Comments

To remain competitive in the world’s busiest pharmaceutical market, U.S. manufacturers must increase their speed, running lines constantly while continuing to adhere to stringent FDA regulations at the research and development, preclinical and clinical work phases. Advancements in equipment for material handling, process flow, automation, product inspection and form-fill-seal have enabled manufacturers to speed production like never before.

Truck With Radioactive Load Stolen

December 4, 2013 12:37 pm | by RODRIGO SOBERANES, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cargo truck hauling used medical equipment with extremely dangerous radioactive material was stolen from a gas station in central Mexico, and authorities have put out an alert in six central states and the capital to find it, Mexican and U.N. nuclear officials said Wednesday.

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