SPECIAL FEATURE – Outsourcing Analytical Testing: Novel Services Elicit Consistent, Quantifiable, & Faster Results
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin, in her latest report, describes some novel analytical testing services aimed at ensuring quality and safety, and in some cases, speeding the process and saving money.
IMAGE-BASED CHARACTERIZATION – Non-Invasive, Quantitative Characterization of Lyophilized Drug Product Using Three-Dimensional X-Ray Microscopy Analytics
Shawn Zhang, PhD, Johnathan Goldman, PhD, Xiaodong Chen, PhD, et al present a new method that not only characterizes quantitatively the microstructures of the lyophilized drug samples, but also presents the potential to correlate the microstructures with physical properties to optimize parameters in drug formulation, cycle development, process scale-up, stability control, and administration.
Dr. Martin Smith explains why the pharma industry must embrace continuous processing if it’s to survive and thrive in an era of global personalized medicine.
CYBERSECURITY – Why Pharmaceutical Companies Are Vulnerable to Cyberattacks & What You Can Do to Protect Your Company
Andrew Douthwaite says having a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy in place to safeguard digital assets has become an essential part of any company’s security protocols, and not doing so leaves valuable data vulnerable.
For each participating company, this section presents a detailed summary highlighting their core technologies, capabilities, technologies, and services.
Stacey Treichler, PhD, believes the development process for new biologics is complex and requires a substantial amount of time and resources, and reviews some of the areas where careful choice of CDMO is key, including cell line development and cGMP manufacturing capabilities, and how an integrated approach can be beneficial.
Alfred Harvey, MBA, MS, discusses how differences in primary container options for injectable drugs can add value by offering hospitals and care centers configurations that address universal pain points.
CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING – Continuous Manufacturing in Pharmaceuticals: Implications for the Generics Market
Kamna Jhamb, PhD, says the highly regulated nature of the pharmaceutical sector, and the low-risk-taking nature of this market, are the two main factors that have restrained the implementation of novel methods of manufacturing by pharmaceutical industries. However, the burgeoning demand for complex and innovative therapies and rising competition have led pharmaceutical manufacturers to reconsider their methods of manufacturing.
Andy Lewis, PhD, discusses a range of available formulation technologies, the challenges in MR formulation development, and the use of a design-space approach with on-demand manufacturing.
Ed Trappler and John A. Merhige, MEM, believe it is no longer sufficient to put a product in a vial, and the future of healthcare products places increasing demands on the industry to provide innovations for delivering combination products.
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