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Recipharm Completes Blow-Fill-Seal Expansion at Kaysersberg Facility

Recipharm, the contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), announces its new blow-fill-seal machinery is now operational following a substantial investment last year at its facility in Kaysersberg, France. The €18 million investment adds a new blow-fill-seal high-speed filling and packaging line to the site, taking the total number of lines to eight and increasing the [...]

Isolation Suites Enhance Quay’s Facilities for Specialist Drug Products

Quay Pharma has invested extensively in specialist isolation facilities at its headquarters in Deeside to support the development of potent drugs in a protective environment. The isolation suites are temporary structures, assembled to GMP requirements, that provide a highly flexible solution for analytical testing and the development and small-scale processing of new drugs. Each suite [...]

Implementing a Planned Professional Maintenance Procedure Increases Productivity for World-Leading Pharmaceutical Company

The ​User​ Operating since 1876, Eli Lilly and Company is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Their manufacturing plant in Spain alone has more than 1200 employees working in a variety of areas including therapeutics, biomedicines, oncology and animal health, and is one of the eight research and development plants owned by Eli [...]

Mettler Toledo Helps Pharma to Meet Falsified Medicines Directive Requirements

Mettler Toledo has launched a labelling and verification system that will help pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract manufacturing organisations (CMOs) meet stricter global serialisation regulations. The new T2620 is a compact system for the Track & Trace labelling­ of cartons in accordance with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) in Europe, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act [...]

ADC Bio Developing Downstream Bioconjugation Process

ADC Biotechnology (ADC Bio) announces that it is developing a revolutionary downstream bioconjugation method that will present a new paradigm in antibody drug conjugate (ADC) development and manufacturing. Compared with existing approaches, which undertake bioconjugation after both the mAb and cytotoxic have been manufactured, this new approach moves the conjugation step into the later stages [...]

Service Models on the Rise: Digitalisation Through Servitisation

While technology such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are significant in their own right, it is the combination of these technologies that will really impact Industry 4.0. However, to successfully converge these technologies, you need to invest in software. Here, Stefan Reuther, Chief Sales Officer at industrial software expert, COPA-DATA, [...]

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 [...]