Tag Archives: Pharma

Pneumatic Blending

Pneumatic blending offers numerous advantages over mechanical mixing. It incorporates a series of controlled compressed gas (or air) pulses into the bottom of a conical hopper to mix dissimilar materials into a homogeneous blend. As the compressed gas expands back … Continue reading

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Productivity in Upstream Processes

By Ken Clapp, Upstream Product Manager, GE Healthcare Although keeping a better-faster-cheaper mindset, the bioprocessing industry cannot sacrifice quality. Over the past few decades, tremendous improvements have been made, including the industrialization of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and biologics … Continue reading

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Designing for Operational Excellence

Kristina Pumphrey, PE – CRB Associate / Operational Improvement Specialist It seems counterintuitive to wait until a facility is in operation to apply Lean/ Six Sigma techniques to improve operational efficiency.  There are many decisions made during design that affect … Continue reading

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Modern Press Technology

Tablet press technology is evolving as rapidly as the speeds at which the presses themselves are capable of running. While the old, industry assertion that “all presses make tablets in the same fashion” does have a kernel of truth to … Continue reading

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Richard Friedman, CDER/FDA Headlines PDA Education Lineup

Richard Friedman, Associate Director, Office of Compliance, CDER, FDA will present Regulatory Expectations – Pharmaceutical Manufacturing at the PDA Education Program taking place at INTERPHEX 2014. Friedman’s presentation is a part of the Industry Trends and Regulatory Expectations Session on … Continue reading

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Pall Corporation to acquire ATMI LifeSciences

The acquisition of ATMI LifeSciences division by Pall Corp. for $185 million was announced last Monday. This is the second deal with a life sciences company in the past six months, exemplifying Pall’s strength as an organization. ATMI LifeSciences employees … Continue reading

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Excellence United, a strategic alliance

What company has over 200 years’ experience but just had its second anniversary on May 12, 2013? Obviously a trick question with an answer that points to the continuously changing landscape in the pharmaceutical industry. When we think about major … Continue reading

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