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New guidelines for breakmarks on tablets

13 June 2013 | By Tony Moffat, UCL School of Pharmacy and Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group

The US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) produced their guidance for industry on tablet scoring in March 2013 to ensure that tablet scoring (breakmarks or breaklines) on generic tablets would enable them to be split in the same effective way as their reference listed products (RLD).

Implementation of high-throughput quality control processs within compound management

31 August 2011 | By Jerome Giovannoni and J.M. Peltier, Novartis

The constant growth of compound collections, combined with screening efforts on more challenging targets, is creating an increasing demand for quality control in order to ensure the integrity of the compound solutions being tested. This is true throughout the early drug discovery pipeline, from hit identification to lead nomination. Novartis…

Boehringer Ingelheim extends “one stop shop” service

20 June 2011 | By Boehringer Ingelheim

To round off its full-service capabilities for clients, Boehringer Ingelheim is expanding its capacities and capabilities in fill & finish for biopharmaceuticals at their state-of-the-art facility in Biberach, Germany, with a new filling line.

Pharmaceutical analysis in quality control

7 April 2008 | By

Pharmaceutical analysis in drug development mainly focuses on methods to identify and quantify potential new drug candidates, determine purity, identify by – products and degradation products in compatibility and stability studies, and to determine the drug substance’s fate in the organism. Challenging tasks like these require sophisticated techniques, dedicated equipment…

A new challenge in the pharmaceutical supply chain

27 March 2007 | By Montanari R. and Rizzi A., Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università degli Studi di Parma

Current trends show that the Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) technology and Electronic Product Code (EPC) are experiencing increasing diffusion. Several business applications adopting RFID are currently expected to grow strongly. Bar codes and RFID will coexist for many years, although the former is likely to progressively replace the latter in some…

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