Newsletter - 0317-04
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Issue #0317
Top Articles
Going With the Flow
Three MIT researchers – a chemist, a chemical engineer and a crystallization expert – decided to bid for a DARPA grant, resulting in a pharmacy-on-demand system based on continuous chemical flow processing.
Blistering Headspace
Craig Voellmicke argues that stability challenges are a constant issue for new formulations, which is why the industry needs to be developing packaging solutions that can proactively remove moisture and gases within headspace.
Hopping Aboard the Darjeeling Limited
Dev Ohri executive vice president, APAC, at Avantor, argues that India has held pharma’s interest for decades, but now more than ever before there is great interest in setting up regional facilities.
Special Promotions
Single Use Goes Global
This free eBook tracks the rapid rise of single use systems, and explores their role in the biomanufacturing facility of the future. No longer the new kid on the block, single-use systems are now an established part of the biopharmaceutical industry. We ask – what comes next?
In Conversation with Lukas Utiger of Patheon at CPhI Worldwide 2016
The Medicine Maker's Charlotte Barker sat down with business leaders and specialists from across the pharmaceutical manufacturing landscape to discuss the latest innovations and trends. Here, Charlotte speaks with Lukas Utiger from Patheon.
Liposomal Vitamins: Optimising Bioavailability
With the daily supplementation of vitamins becoming increasingly popular, many are unaware that they have no standard regulatory, scientific or marketplace definitions. This leads to inconsistencies and raises questions about the bioavailability upon ingestion. This article looks into how using high pressure homogenisation can tackle these issues.
Analytical Data Analysis for the Bioprocessing Industry – MBI® Short Course
Gain a deeper understanding of how and why measurements are made and impact on critical product quality attributes.
Daniel Bracewell, UCL; Shirley O’Hare, Consultant; Mike Davies, F-star; Viv Lindo, MedImmune; Assa Oumie, CGTC; Mike Molloy, GSK; Gerard Powell, Allergan; Richard Turner, Clinical Network Services; Clemens Stilling, UCB
Exhibitor Highlights
The 5th Antibody Industrial Symposium 2017
(AIS2017) congress, organised by the LabEx MAbImprove, Polepharma and MabDesign, offers an ideal conference for scientists, industries, physicians and policy makers to exchange about Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs).
Humanity in Science Award 2017: Nominations Now Open
Calling all philanthropic scientists – nominations for the 2017 Humanity in Science Award are now open. The award – and prize money of $25,000 – will be presented to recognize a recent scientific breakthrough that can have a positive impact on people’s lives worldwide. The 2016 award recognized the "Development of a new paper and flexible material-based diagnostic biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV, E-coli, Staphylococcus aureas and other bacteria." Could the 2017 winner be you or someone you know?
Full details and conditions available.

Nominations close May 1st.
Upcoming Events
Be it a large congress at a huge venue or an expert meeting that fits around a table, these events are a fantastic way to network and educate yourself on the latest developments in the industry – so why not take a look at our list of upcoming events?