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15 June 2018
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Suitability of HPMC Capsules for Pharmaceutical Applications

Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Lubricants
MEDELPHARM is a specialist in the development, design and manufacture of research and development (R&D) tablet presses for powder compression. 

OEE and Product Inspection
Few industries are as heavily regulated as the pharmaceutical industry, as poor quality or otherwise defective pharmaceutical product can potentially have fatal results for end users.

Qualification of Powdered Gelatin Agar by NIR Spectroscopy
Agar is a mixture of polysaccharides widely used in food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries for its jelly-like structure. 

Patch Pump Applications
Treatments for pain or oncology drugs often use pump systems in the beginning. However, not only is time and cost of the essence, the potential of an overall increased treatment result combined with lower side-effects is more and more considered for new drug applications by the pharmaceutical community.

Press Releases

The Impact of Setting the Temperature Control Unit (TCU) to a Cycled Setting
What is the impact of the cycled setting? Modality Solutions has results to share. While running a series of controlled tests for a client, the temperature control unit (TCU) was inadvertently set to cycle mode allowing the company to compare and contrast the results of a continuous versus cycled setting.

Upcoming Malvern Panalytical Seminars
Malvern Panalytical has announced it will be hosting a number of seminars, including ‘One-on-One Breakfast Catch-up on the Latest Powder XRD’, ‘XRF Demonstration (Singapore)’ and ‘Pharma & Food Sector Seminar’.

Authentication Solution Improves Data Integrity For Manufacturing Environments
Highly regulated manufacturing operations must control access to devices, applications and physical spaces to ensure data integrity, compliance and security without compromising productivity. Nymi is bringing a new innovative authentication solution to these operations with the Nymi Enterprise Edition.

Telstar Presents Versatile Process Analyser Lyosensing
Lyosensing is an in-line process analyser based on the application of a quadrupole mass spectrometer system, a non-invasive technique capable of performing quantitative real-time measurements during freeze-drying processes. 

New Pharma Biotech eLearning Available from NSF
NSF has added two new eLearning sessions to its online portal.


A formula for success: inside Swiss pharma
Two of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, Novartis and Roche, call Switzerland home. So why have these giants, along with many other serious players in the industry, found the Swiss nation to be so conducive to success?

Northwest Bio’s DCVax-L: is the hype warranted for glioblastoma patients?
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive form of brain cancer; little progress has been made toward its treatment in the past decade. However, on May 29 Northwest Bio revealed Phase III interim data for its personalised autologous dendritic cell vaccine, DCVax-L, outlining highly encouraging survival data for newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients.

ASCO data sees Merck’s Keytruda pull ahead of Roche’s Tecentriq in lung cancer
Roche’s Tecentriq may have fallen behind Merck’s Keytruda in the first-line non-small cell lung cancer population following releases at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Single-country studies dominate immuno-oncology trials, 2008-2017
GlobalData has reviewed the location of global clinical trials in the immuno-oncology (IO) space that were initiated between 2008 and 2017.

Eli Lilly’s Olumiant: how will it far among JAK inhibitors?
On June 1, Eli Lilly’s Olumiant (baricitinib) 2mg tablets received FDA approval for adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) following a complete response letter from the FDA the previous year.


Samsung BioLogics’ Third Manufacturing Facility, Songdo
On 21 December 2015, Samsung BioLogics began constructing its third plant in Songdo, South Korea.

Zoetis’ Animal Vaccine Research and Manufacturing Complex, Suzhou
In April 2018, global animal health company Zoetis began constructing a new animal vaccine manufacturing and research facility in Suzhou, China.

WuXi Biologics’ Biologics Manufacturing Facility, Dundalk, Ireland
In April 2018, China-based biologics services provider WuXi Biologics announced its plans to construct a new biologics drug substance manufacturing facility in Dundalk, Ireland.

Fresenius Kabi’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility Expansion, Melrose Park, Illinois
In August 2016, German pharmaceutical company Fresenius Kabi announced a proposal to expand its pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities at the Melrose Park village site in Illinois, US.

Aldevron GMP Plasmid Manufacturing Facility, Fargo, North Dakota, US
In March 2018, Aldevron initiated the construction of a good manufacturing practice (GMP) compliant plasmid manufacturing facility in Fargo, North Dakota, US.

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