Newsletter - 0417-04
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Issue #0417
Top Articles
Bringing API Manufacture into Focus
We catch up with Richard Hercek, Head of API Engineering and IPC, and Boris Petrusek, EU Project Manager, at Saneca Pharma to discuss the latest trends in small-molecule API manufacture.
Sticking to Your Stent
For drug eluting stents to work, compliance is vital – even a 48 hour delay in filling in a prescription can increase the risk of death. A new tablet app incorporates storytelling and individual patient data to improve clinical outcomes.
Going Granular with Microparticulates
Microparticulates have many advantages and, though Nathan H. Dormer agrees there are challenges, he argues, “We must overcome these together to improve the patient experience.”
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Upcoming Webinars
How Adaptable Manufacturing Models are Paving a Steady Path into an Unpredictable Future
With drug costs in the spotlight, pharma execs are re-evaluating their traditional manufacturing models. Join us for an engaging interview with Patheon’s Joe Principe about the new set of “must-haves” that are emerging from the increased need for flexibility in outsourced manufacturing partnerships.

15 June 2017, 10AM EDT
White Papers
Particle characterization of the active components in a pharmaceutical topical formulation
This application note describes how the combination of automated image analysis with Raman spectroscopy can deliver component specific particle characterization data for pharmaceutical blends such as topical formulations.
Measurements of protein electrophoretic mobility using DLS
This application note describes the measurement of protein mobility using the ZSP. Using the diffusion barrier method and appropriate measurement protocols, the most accurate readings possible are obtained.
Product Profiles
Catalent Expanding its Bioavailability Toolkit with Spray Dry Technology
With the acquisition of Pharmatek Laboratories, Catalent now offers spray drying as part of its bioavailability toolkit, complementing its comprehensive suite of development and formulation solutions. Additionally, the expansion of development and clinical manufacturing capabilities strengthens Catalent’s ability to partner with customers earlier in pre-clinical development.
Special Promotions
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.
Bringing Time Back to Biology with Surface Plasmon Resonance
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) has become a go-to tool for biotherapeutic characterization – and most approved antibody therapeutics have passed through a Biacore SPR system. Here, Robert Karlsson from GE Healthcare Life Sciences explains the benefits of SPR and how the technique can bring time back to biology.
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).
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?