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16 March 2018
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B&W Tek NanoRam Handheld Raman Spectrometer
The NanoRam is a state-of-the-art handheld Ramen instrument for non-destructive identification and verification of incoming raw materials such as active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), excipients, and intermediates.

Control of Humidity at Europe’s First -80°C Cold Store
Munters provides Odense University with Europe's first -80°C cold store for blood and tissue samples. By installing Munters ML1100 desiccant dehumidifier, the university hospital achieved improved energy efficiency on refrigeration systems and prevented the build up of ice on coils.

Achieve Efficient Product Development through Optimising Resources
Development departments suffer from a shortage of resources and are often overburdened with administration tasks.

The Russell Finex Compact Airlock Sieve® – The Ideal Solution for Cipla
Cipla's new OEL compliant plant was built for the manufacture of a new highly potent drug and as with nearly all processes handling pharmaceutical powders, to ensure specification and quality were upheld a number of sieving operations were required.

Definition of Common Terms Used in Dynamic Light Scattering
The following list gives a definition of a number of terms, with notes on their specific use in the context of dynamic light scattering.

Press Releases

Gerresheimer to Unveil Innovative Products at the PDA in Orlando
Gerresheimer’s booth at the PDA Annual Meeting will focus on innovative glass and plastic vials for parenteral drugs that place high demands on the barrier properties and the safety of their primary packaging.

An Interview with Santosh Joshi, Senior MES Technical Consultant at Zenith Technologies
As Zenith celebrates its 20th year anniversary, it has looked at how the careers and lives of some of its long-standing employees have evolved over the last two decades.

Choosing a Bottle Capping Machine for Pharmaceutical Packaging Applications
DJA Pharma’s bottle capping machines address the needs of pharmaceutical companies and deliver flawless results.

Temptime to Attend Speciality Pharmacy Summit, Las Vegas
Temptime has announced it will be attending the Speciality Pharmacy Summit, which will feature a series of business workshops, educational seminars, exhibits and social events.

FPS Food and Pharma Systems Events in March
FPS and its local partner Codols Technology have announced they are to attend FarmaForum, Madrid, Spain.  


2018 is the year for making strategic alliances in DMD
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a rare neuromuscular degenerative disease that affects 15 in every 100,000 males (CDC, 2018). There is currently no effective therapy to treat the disease. However, in recent years, there has been an increase in deal activity around DMD drugs. This article will discuss the DMD deals in the past five years that may lead to future treatments for this debilitating disease.

Trials of Advaxis’ cervical cancer drug on hold after patient death
Clinical trials of Advaxis’ immunotherapy drug axalimogene filolisbac have been halted after a patient taking part in the study died due to respiratory failure in February.

Controversial ‘right-to-try’ bill fails to gain House approval
The ‘right-to-try’ bill that would have allowed terminally ill patients greater access to unapproved drugs has not been passed by the US House of Representatives.

Researchers discover ‘addiction gene’ to beat triple-negative cancer
Researchers have discovered a promising approach for treating triple-negative breast cancer by blocking ‘addiction gene’ KIFC1.

Ritter announces positive data from lactose intolerance trial
Ritter Pharmaceuticals announced that its lead drug, RP-G28, was effective in increasing the levels of beneficial bacteria in patients with lactose intolerance in a clinical trial.


SHINE Medical Isotope Production Facility, Janesville, Wisconsin
SHINE Medical Technologies is developing a new medical isotope production facility at Janesville, Wisconsin, US.

Siemens Laboratory Diagnostic Manufacturing Facility Expansion, Walpole
In June 2017, Siemens Healthineers initiated the expansion and refurbishment of its laboratory diagnostic manufacturing facility located in Walpole, Massachusetts, US.

Public Health England’s New Harlow Campus, Essex
Public Health England (PHE) is developing a public health science campus and headquarters in Harlow, Essex, UK.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Novo Nordisk Insulin and Parenteral Facility
Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Novo Nordisk India opened a new greenfield insulin and parenteral facility at the former’s parenteral facility in Indrad, Gujarat, India, in December 2017.

Biodesign C Research Building, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Arizona State University (ASU) is constructing a research building named Biodesign C in its Biodesign Institute complex in Tempe, Arizona, US.

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