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The 2020 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo will be ISPE’s first completely virtual Annual Meeting. As always, there will be great learning and networking opportunities—in fact, the digital format offers greater flexibility for attendees.
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Each year, ISPE celebrates innovations and advances in pharmaceutical manufacturing technology with its Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program. This year, we added a new category, Social Impact, to recognize companies that developed new standards and practices to prevent drug shortages and increase patients’ access to medicine, designed new tools or techniques that reduced the cost of drug...
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Vaccine development is an intricate undertaking, which may involve numerous challenges from the initial process of identifying an antigen to the final steps of delivering and administering the licensed product. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the science of vaccine development. As the world awaits a vaccine for the coronavirus, manufacturers face unprecedented pressure to respond...
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When faced with large-scale disruptive events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergency and business continuity plans of drug manufacturers and event-specific actions of health authorities may not always be sufficient to prevent shortages of critical medical products. However, early, transparent engagement with health authorities is a powerful opportunity for drug manufacturers to...
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The ISPE Advancing Pharmaceutical Quality (APQ) team is developing a framework by which a company can assess its maturity in relation to quality culture, operational excellence, and ICH Q10 elements, using the CAPA system as the focus of the pilot.
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Fifteen years ago, corporations embarked on a journey toward SOX compliance; along the way they have learned a tremendous amount about data integrity as it relates to financial systems. Those lessons learned are directly applicable to many of the data-integrity challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry today.
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As the industry evolves in its quest to increase quality, productivity, efficiency, and safety, engineers must be equipped with skills that enable them to meet new and challenging demands. This first in a two-part series focused on biopharmaceutical manufacturing explores a few of the exciting roles engineers play to drive continuous improvement. Part 2, slated for Pharmaceutical Engineering's...
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This article was developed by members of the ISPE Biotechnology Community of Practice. The views and opinions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Hargrove Life Sciences, M+W, Novartis, Sandoz, Takeda, or any of their officers.
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This paper discusses the findings and outcome of the ISPE Continuous Manufacturing Conference held 20–21 April 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. While the ideas captured below reflect presentations and discussions both during the main conference and in breakout sessions, they are not necessarily the views of the authors or their organizations.
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ISPE knows that the future of the pharmaceutical industry lies with its youth—and to prove it, we’ve contacted five former contestants to see how the competition affected their careers.