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Issue 6 2021
Tim Mullane, President and COO of FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, talks expansion, evolution and excellence.
On 30 November and 1 December 2021, European Pharmaceutical Review hosted its first ever event – The Future of QA/QC for Complex Biologics Online Summit. Bringing together more than 600 attendees, 15 expert speakers and Thermo Fisher Scientific and Merck as sponsors, the summit gave industry experts the chance to…
From the Cancer Drug Development Forum (CDDF), John Smyth (Chairman), Axel Glasmacher (Treasurer) and Jaap Verweij (Managing Director) clarify the importance of a collaborative industry approach to cancer therapy development and highlight the most pressing challenges for discussion in their meetings and workshops.
A team of American scientists report on some recent developments in the realm of pharmaceutical stress testing, or forced degradation, practices relating to solid dosage forms, bringing some valuable clarity for drug developers.
Rapid microbiological methods are being enhanced by artificial intelligence (machine learning in particular). The aim is to speed up analysis; increase accuracy; avoid error and introduce a level of automation. Examples include microscopy, colony counting, and microbial characterisation and matching – each of which is based on improvements in image…
Counterfeit classifications using Raman spectroscopy and visible near-infrared (VNIR) hyperspectral imaging
Colleagues Jeremy Peters, Brittany Handzo, Shan Xiao, PhD and Ravi Kalyanaraman, PhD from the Forensics and Innovative Technologies (FIT) group within Global Quality Analytical Science and Technology (GQAS&T) at Bristol-Myers Squibb, present two methods of counterfeit drug determination.
Dr Kiren Baines, Analytics Lead at eXmoor Pharma, details some of the critical steps when validating an assay or analytical method, including key considerations for developing an experimental plan aligned with ICH guidelines.
Killian O’Driscoll, Director of Projects at the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), highlights the plight of a future skills shortage in the global biopharma industry as state-of-the-art therapy production evolves at a rapid pace.
At first glance pharmaceutical packaging such as a tablet carton or medicine bottle appears to be the simplest of things. However, the humble package serves multiple and varied needs and increasingly includes a surprising range of technology. Reddie & Grose LLP’s Zack Mummery, Dale Carter and Andy Attfield explain more.
We are experiencing a time of polarity in our healthcare systems with breakthrough treatment options developed, but access prohibited. Here, Catherine Owen, SVP of Major Markets at Bristol Myers Squibb, explains why, despite continued COVID-19 pressures, the time is ripe to rectify this situation.
This application note presents Raman imaging as a tool for pharmaceutical tablet analysis.
Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager™ XR software enables scientists to work hands free to drive process integrity and compliance.
An alternative test method that enhances detection of incompatibilities by significantly reducing testing time, improving testing throughput and reducing operator effort.
Application note: Comprehensive fractionation of herbal medicine components by PDA-ELSD-triggered preparative LC
This article introduces a comprehensive fractionation method for both UV absorbing and non-UV absorbing compounds.