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Successful Consortium for Powder Processing

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), the UK’s technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, has announced that the 3-year project Chariot, an £18 million consortium set up to drive the commercialisation for new and improved powder-based consumer products, has successfully finished. The project, funded by the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative, has delivered and demonstrated multiple [...]

Lifesaving Labelling for Hospital Pharmacists

According to NHS National Statistics, the total number of items dispensed from Britain’s pharmacies rose from 752 million in 2006, to a colossal 1104 million in 2016. With an ever-increasing number of prescriptions dispensed each year, Darren Pittock, Sales Representative at pharmaceutical packaging supplier, Valley Northern, explains the importance of listening to the packaging requests of those on the [...]

SGS Introduces GMP DNA Sequencing Service at its Glasgow, UK, Laboratory

SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical, analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, has introduced a Sanger sequencing service at its Glasgow, UK, laboratory, to support genetic stability testing and perform identity testing on cell banks, plasmids, and viral seeds/vectors. The new service, which is available under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) conditions, is supported by an investment in ABI [...]

Will PAT Proliferation Have a Positive Impact on Global Health?

Process analytical technology (PAT) has long been recognised in manufacturing as an effective automated quality assurance tool. Used in small molecule and biotech applications, it is increasing process effectiveness and productivity while reducing batch-testing requirements and minimising waste. New PAT-based processes are introducing a more holistic working practice that is being applied to development, supply [...]

Tjoapack Launches New Bottle Packing Line

Contract packaging organisation (CPO), Tjoapack, has launched its new bottle packing line following a major investment earlier this year. The new line, which is now operational at its facility in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands, triples the CPO’s capacity using high-throughput technology and caters for the growing demand for bottle packing services in Europe. Tjoapack, which specialises [...]

Heat Transfer Troubleshooting

Have you tried turning it off and on again? This is a line that illustrates the extent of troubleshooting most of us go to for IT equipment. However, it’s far from best practice for industrial systems. Here, Dave Dyer, Technical Sales Engineer at thermal fluid expert, Global Heat Transfer explains the best methods for troubleshooting [...]

Domino Printing Sciences Wins Supply Chain Excellence at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2017

Domino Printing Sciences, the global leader in the development and manufacturing of coding, marking and printing technologies, has received the Supply Chain Excellence accolade at the prestigious annual Manufacturer MX Awards. Celebrating the best of British manufacturing, the event was held in Liverpool on 16 November and was organised by The Manufacturer Magazine in partnership with [...]

Cambrex Invests in New Small-Scale Capacity at its Charles City Facility

Cambrex Corporation, the leading manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), has completed an expansion of cGMP small-scale capacity at its Charles City (Iowa, USA) plant. The project has seen the installation of two 500 gallon glass-lined reactors and creates a third small-scale work centre, further increasing flexibility for customer projects. [...]

Pall Partners with BioFactory Competence Center to Launch Practical Continuous Bioprocessing Courses

Pall Corporation, a global leader in filtration, purification and separation is pleased to partner with the BioFactory Competence Center (BCC) in Fribourg, Switzerland, to launch new training courses in early 2018 focused on continuous bioprocessing advances. The courses will detail the state of the industry and the advantages and practical implications of transitioning from batch to semi- [...]

GEA Seals the Deal with Brand New Customer at CPhI Worldwide

GEA is pleased to announce the sale of a PERFORMA™ P rotary tablet press to first-time customer, farmatek, a privately owned Turkish pharmaceutical company. During the recent  CPhI trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, GEA and farmatek shook hands to complete the sale of a PERFORMA™ P tablet press. Founded in 1991 to import and introduce pharmaceutical [...]