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ISPE connected with Sydney Hamilton, Strategic Facility Planner, CRB, and Scott McNallan, Director of Architectural Design, CRB, for a sneak peek look at their planned session, “Blank Slate to Building Excellence,” ahead of the 2024 ISPE Biotechnology Conference. The conference will take place 17-18 June 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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Rise of the Machines

It becomes clear that a topic has become mainstream when it crosses multiple Communities of Practice and areas of interest. In preparation for the 2024 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo, the Digital Transformation track committee worked closely with multiple teams from other tracks on the topic of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) to identify the best...

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Green chemistry is a field of chemistry that focuses on developing and utilizing more sustainable and environmentally friendly chemical processes and products. Green chemistry is a growing field in pharmaceutical laboratories that aims to reduce the environmental impact of drug discovery, development, and manufacturing processes. It involves the application of sustainable and innovative...

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Time has a remarkable ability to slip through our fingers, doesn't it? With June's arrival, we're reminded of how swiftly the year passes. As we transition into the third quarter, it's a pivotal moment for us to reassess our goals and lay the groundwork for the months ahead, even looking ahead to the following year. View the full blog for recent membership announcements, etc.

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We've had the opportunity to interview Hilal Yamaner, an active ISPE Emerging Leader and member of ISPE Women in Pharma®. Throughout this member spotlight, she shares her journey with ISPE, her perspective and passion for AI integration, the work she’s put in to planning a related ISPE Women in Pharma panel session at the upcoming

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On 17 April 2024 at the 2024 ISPE Europe Annual Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, a panel discussion titled “Harmonization to Break Down Barriers to Robust Supply Chains” featured an international panel of experts who discussed drug recalls, drug shortages, risks that can lead to poor drug product quality, quality risk management, Annex 1 implementation and its effect on the supply chain,...

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Eli Lilly has recently achieved a remarkable milestone with the completion of its new synthetic peptide manufacturing facility/platform at its facility in Kinsale, Ireland. This cutting-edge project not only enhances production capabilities but also exemplifies a commitment to innovation and safety. Below is an overview which delves into the details of this groundbreaking achievement and...

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Novel therapies refer to innovative and often groundbreaking approaches to treating medical conditions. These therapies typically involve new modalities aiming to improve upon existing treatments or to provide entirely new options for patients. The development of novel therapies is not immune to the challenges of standard therapeutic pursuits; however, the use of automation can significantly...

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The outlook for the biopharmaceutical market is promising, with expectations that the market will double in the next 10 years, resulting in new therapies and advances in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. This doesn't sound like much at first, but if you consider how the market has developed over the last 20 years, a doubling in the next 10 years is very significant.

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The following blog post was provided by Peyton Myers, an undergraduate student at Appalachian State University. Myers attended the 2023 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo in Las Vegas as an ISPE Foundation Professional Development Grant recipient.

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The integration of data science in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, emphasizing data quality, tech transfer efficiency, and process optimization, is the heart of this track. Led by industry experts, discussions explore leveraging digital twins, predictive analytics, and continuous improvement initiatives. Additionally, interactive roundtable discussions provide attendees with a dynamic forum...

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The pharmaceutical sector stands at a crossroads of immense possibilities. We are witnessing an unprecedented surge in innovation, fueled by a remarkable partnership between industry and regulatory authorities. For example, there are initiatives fostered by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) to promote innovation with programs such as CATT (CBER Advanced Technologies Team) and ETP...