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Auspherix secures additional AU$1million from MRCF to advance its antibiotic pipeline

3 November 2014 | By Auspherix Pty Ltd

Auspherix Pty Ltd, an early stage anti-infectives company developing novel antibiotics to treat resistant bacterial disease has secured a further with AU$1 million in a series A financing from Australia’s Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF), to progress its antibacterial compounds through development studies...

Control strategies in the manufacturing of sterile pharmaceutical products

28 October 2014 | By James L. Drinkwater, F Ziel Head of Aseptic Processing Technology/GMP & Chairman of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sciences Society

Control strategies are often implemented when developing drugs and manufacturing biological and therapeutic products, however, increasingly they are considered important in the manufacture of sterile medicines. A control strategy for manufacturing sterile pharmaceutical products and substances sets out a documented approach and rationale taken to control product quality, efficacy and…

Particle characterisation in drug delivery

5 September 2014 | By Driton Vllasaliu and Ishwar Singh, University of Lincoln

The use of materials in nano-scale dimensions is proving to be a promising approach to overcome drug delivery challenges. ‘Nanomedicine’ technologies are gradually achieving commercial success and reaching the clinic. Sub-micron nanocarriers have the potential to ferry the therapeutic to its site of action and in this process overcome the…

Lean, Six Sigma, people and organisations

5 September 2014 | By Dr. Stephen McGrath, Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland (TPI)

Organisations are constantly striving to drive down costs while maintaining the quality of their products and services. In recent years, much has been written in both the academic and practitioner literature on the application of Lean principles for the elimination of waste and focusing of energies on value-creating activities.

Novel methodologies for determining the mineral content of complex multivitamin tablets

5 September 2014 | By Ryan Gosselin & Nicolas Abatzoglou, Pfizer Industrial Research Chair, University of Sherbrooke / Philip Quinn, Pfizer Industrial Research Chair, University of Sherbrooke and Process Analytical Sciences Group, Pfizer Canada / Joanny Salvas & Jean-Sébastien Simard, Process Analytical Sciences Group, Pfizer Canada

Pharmaceutical product manufacturing is a conservative environment because of the obligations to abide by rigorous operation protocols aimed at insuring the highest possible product quality. A relatively recent initiativeguidance, from the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has encouraged innovation and development of PATs (Process Analytical Technologies) for improved process…

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