May / June 2016

Is Asia the New Frontier for Biotech?

Cover: Key industry leaders in India, Japan, and China give us their perspectives and an inside look at Asia’s burgeoning role as it enters a new pharmaceutical era.

Manufactured Buildings: Embracing prefab facilities

Feature: Architects, designers, software developers, and builders are using modular and prefabricated elements to streamline the design and construction of industrial facilities. Benefits include a 30%–40% reduction in footprint, lower design and engineering costs, and shorter time to completion.

Facility of the Future—Are We There Yet?

Special Report: Our special report highlights the agile, efficient, sustainable, and compliant manufacturing that will dominate facilities of the future—one of ISPE’s key areas of focus over the next 4 years.

Facility of the Year Awards: 2016 Annual Report

ISPE’s Facility of the Year awards recognize projects that demonstrate cutting-edge engineering, innovative new technology, or advanced applications of existing technology. We profile this year’s category winners and honorable mentions.

Knowledge Brief—Wet Granulation

What options are available for wet granulation, and what are the design and processing implications for each?

Evaluating the Benefits of Prefabricated Cleanroom Infrastructure Designs and Costs

Maik Jornitz and Sidney Backstrom

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Process Validation and Quality Risk Management

Francisco C. Castillo, Brendan Cooney, and Howard L. Levine

Energy Optimization of an Existing HVAC System in a Bulk Pharmaceutical Facility

James Heemer, Duane Mowrey, and Joel Martinez

In This Issue

Technical
This three-part paper focuses on the final results from the EU and China Patient Perceptions of Investigational Medicinal Products surveys and compares some of these results with the original "ISPE Project Concerning Patient Experience with Clinical Trial Materials" published in 2013.