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August 24, 2018
Shire is the 2018 FOYA Facility Integration Category Winner for their Los Angeles Master Plan Building 8 Project in Los Angeles, California. Winners in this category exemplify the application of good design practices and superior conceptual planning...
August 22, 2018
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a key metric for Packaging Operations. When used well, it can help determine the effect of continuous improvement and when it is the right time to add new capacity or replace existing equipment. It is not surp...
August 21, 2018
ISPE’s Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program recognizes the shared commitment and dedication of companies worldwide, to enhance patient health and safety through innovation and advancement. “The FOYA Award is important [to the] industry as a who...
August 20, 2018
Process characterization is an essential step in the commercialization of a new (biological-) drug. For drug product commercialization, manufacturers must validate the drug’s manufacturing process. This ensures, that the manufacturing process deliver...
August 16, 2018
The Product Development & Product Systems Track at the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo The pharmaceutical industry is coming out with new product and therapeutic innovations at a rapid pace. For example, cell and gene therapy is one of the many areas...
August 15, 2018
We are surrounded by branding every day, influencing how we buy for our food, cars, and drugs. When you buy your medication, do you buy a brand-name or a generic? According to the FDA, a generic drug is a medication created to be the same as an exist...
August 09, 2018
When the human genome was fully mapped in 2003, a futuristic concept of personalized medicine materialized. Medicine based on a person’s unique genetic make-up was not just a holy grail, now it was a REAL possibility. Over the past 15 years, personal...
August 03, 2018
Kinza Hussain Student MCPHS Tell us a little about yourself – what year you are in at MCPHS, what is your major, and what attracted you to that major? I am a recent Bachelor of Science graduate from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Scienc...
August 02, 2018
The End-to-End Supply Chain Track at the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo Excellence in pharmaceutical supply chain performance is a key to creating “Reality from the Vision”. At the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo, we will hear from two keynotes that...
July 26, 2018
Vetter Pharma Fertigung is the 2018 FOYA Facility of the Future Category Winner for their Optimizing Pharmaceutical Processes: Vetter’s Center for Visual Inspection and Logistics Project in Ravensburg, Germany. Winners in the Facility of the Future c...