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Manufacture Small Molecules

Serial Indecision

| Jean-Luc Lasne

With so many serialization solutions available, where do you start to make a decision?

Business & Regulation Packaging

Serialization Standardization

| Stephanie Sutton

A consortium of vendors and pharma companies search for a single, serialization standard.

Manufacture Biosimilars

The optimization and scale-up of high shear granulation

This article explains how an inline probe was used to monitor a granulation at three different scales to confirm that, in each case, the granules produced were the same size, and more importantly produced tablets of identical quality as quantified by hardness.

Manufacture Business Practice

The Innovation Awards 2016

| Stephanie Sutton

Nominations are open for The Medicine Maker 2016 Innovation Awards.

Business & Regulation Packaging

Insights into Elemental Impurities

| Dennis Jenke

Packaging components can leach into drug products and become foreign impurities. Guidelines exist for the testing of drug products for elemental impurities, but how are these applied to elemental impurities derived from drug product packaging?

Manufacture Small Molecules

Codes, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

| Mark Davison

Europe has set the stage for safer supply chains with its Falsified Medicines Directive. Next, the spotlight could fall on using serialization to boost patient centricity.

Manufacture Packaging

Packaging the Future

| Mike Schäfers

The term ‘packaging’ may not immediately evoke excitement – but without innovation in the field, some therapies wouldn’t even reach market. In other words, don’t judge a box by its cover because there’s more to packaging than meets the eye… and even more lies on the horizon.

Manufacture Packaging

Glass delamination brought under control

Dr. Bernhard Hladik from SCHOTT breaks down the delamination phenomenon and describes how pharma manufacturers can effectively fight back.

Discovery & Development Packaging

Beyond Keeping Up Appearances

| Charlotte Miller

You have the perfect drug and the right packaging to protect it. All is well until the medication reaches the patient, who habitually pops the tablets into another container for easy storage or leaves them exposed to the atmosphere. Film coatings are more than just a pretty face.

Discovery & Development Packaging

Breaking Glass

| Holger Krenz

Glass is the most important primary packaging material for injectable drugs, but the demanding requirements of today’s sensitive biologicals mean that we must consider newer, safer alternatives.

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