Reports have said five people have been killed in a fire at the Serum Institute of India, where the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is being made.
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Richard Daniell explains why Europe needs a strong pharmaceutical manufacturing base and supply chain to ensure a resilient network.
The agreement is expected to advance the commercial-scale manufacturing of the NVX-CoV2373 to enable it to be distributed across Europe following regulatory approval.
This article shares the results from an evaluation of a novel thermal imaging technology that took place before the initial implementation in a Pfizer manufacturing facility. The manuscript describes the technology and reviews the extensive process used to challenge its inspection capabilities through field testing. Finally, the potential benefits of…
Innovations in analytical science: development of rapid, high-throughput glycoanalytics for biopharmaceuticals
Researchers have developed a novel high-throughput method for the detection of glycans in purified biopharmaceutical samples. In this article, Victoria Smith, Lewis Wharram and Stuart Jamieson discuss their innovative approach and the implications for safety and potency assurance in biopharmaceuticals.
Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are primary components in the manufacture of drugs, yet this global market experiences numerous challenges. Regulatory pressure, pricing arbitrages, a shift to digital manufacturing and patents for blockbuster drugs are chief among them, but the COVID-19 pandemic added a further hurdle as governments globally decided to…
To realise quality, yield and cost benefits, there is a clear need to develop expertise and capability in the flow measurement and characterisation of pharmaceutical powder and fluid flows within continuous manufacturing processes. Dr Tracy Brown from the TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory in the UK has investigated potential flow…
Junior Editors of European Pharmaceutical Review, Hannah Balfour and Victoria Rees, discuss some of the most noteworthy news and announcements from this year.
Read this in-depth focus to develop your expertise in the characterisation of pharmaceutical powder and fluid flows during continuous manufacturing and find out the benefits of adopting high-resolution, cryogenically cooled thermal imaging for bottle packaging testing.
Akshita Pacholi outlines why the filtration market is so important to the pharmaceutical industry and discusses its predicted growth in the near future.
Lonza’s MODA-EM™ Paperless Solution to be implemented at the UK’s New Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre
The UK’s Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) has selected Lonza’s MODA-EM™ Solution to digitise its Microbiology Quality Control operations. The MODA EM™ Platform will form a vital part of ongoing work that will support the VMIC coming online a year ahead of schedule.
Pfizer spokesperson reveals supply chain challenges and late clinical trial results contributed to its COVID-19 vaccine production target for 2020 being halved.
An independent review has outlined the achievements of the UK's Vaccine Taskforce, finding it worked "at great pace" to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to patients.