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Janette Buechler Sales & Marketing Communications Manager Pharmatech Associates What brought you to ISPE, and what are the various volunteer roles you have...
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Lessons Over Coffee Mentorship is a key component in career growth that can be found in unexpected ways. Cultivating a range of mentors who offer unique lessons learned and insightful advice that can differentiate your career perspective. A year ago, I...
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At the Women in Pharma® breakfast panel discussion on Powerful Leadership held at the ISPE Facility of the Future Conference, 7 - 8 February in San Francisco, California, five speakers offered perspectives on leadership and team building. The information...
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ICH Q12 is another quasi-management-based regulatory guideline.1 In a nutshell, the industry should expect additional confusion and more work from a vaguely defined, potentially duplicative system that will likely further inhibit the industry from...
Global Day of the Engineer, taking place 3 April 2019, is a day to celebrate engineers and all they do to advance the pharmaceutical industry, while also engaging students to inspire the next generation of engineers to help them learn about the impact,...
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ISPE is excited to announce a complimentary webinar series, featuring leading subject matter experts covering critical topics in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Thought leaders will share their insights during a 45-minute presentation and then you’ll have...
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We are in a period of unprecedented change – some would even say disruption in the types of medicines and technologies adopted. This comes in an environment with ever increasing demands to...
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Andria Thomas, AA Student Solano Community College Andria Thomas is an ISPE Student Member who established and presides over the Solano Community College...
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High-pressure liquid chromatography employing the multicolumn countercurrent solvent gradient purification (MCSGP) process principle has been developed as a novel purification technology for peptides produced by chemical synthesis. MCSGP offers a step change in efficiency compared to batch...
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It is a common practice in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries to execute a factory acceptance test (FAT) for equipment involved with various drug manufacturing processes. The FAT is a project milestone in purchasing good manufacturing practice–compliant equipment.
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As 2019 is well underway there are great opportunities ahead for the pharmaceutical industry as the FDA continues its long-anticipated efforts at streamlining cumbersome application processes which will enable manufacturers to move forward with an eye...
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In recent years, the concept of quality in the pharmaceutical industry has evolved from the idea of testing the quality to designing the quality. The fundamental idea is very simple; it is necessary to understand the material and process variables that determine the final product’s quality from the...
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In conjunction with the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo in November in Philadelphia, the ISPE Japan Affiliate held its annual pharmaceutical plant tour. The tour extended over four days from 29 October to 1 November. The group visited four US...
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More than 200 attendees from manufacturers and key suppliers attended ISPE’s first European conference on aseptic manufacturing in the old capital of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, Vienna. Austria is a hot spot for biopharmaceutical manufacturing with a number of global manufacturers or...
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Over the past several years, Chinese regulatory authorities have signaled an increased awareness of the need to improve quality standards for both generic and biosimilar drugs. In 2015, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) (now NMPA, National...
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India has become a major producer of generics drugs and is now the largest exporter of generics in the world.1 These exports go to over 160 countries, including the United States, Australia, Russia, and nations in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin...
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Six women shared stories about building their diverse pharmaceutical industry careers, including challenges encountered along the way and their recommendations for other women in the profession, during a roundtable session on Women in Pharma®. The Roundtable opened the second day of the 2018 ISPE...
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Many members think of ISPE as a family of professionals, colleagues, and friends. Two of ISPE’s active members, George and Peter Millili, have taken this a step further; they’ve made ISPE part of their family.
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Teamwork and collaboration are becoming increasingly critical in today’s professional arena. The drive to produce innovative, disruptive products calls for interdisciplinary teams. To function effectively, these diverse groups require creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, and interpersonal...
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I have always held myself to a high standard and kept high expectations for myself. I always thought that setting this high bar for myself would push me harder, make me better, and ultimately help me succeed. However, when I didn’t meet the expectations that I had set, I was so hard on myself. I...

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The 2018 ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference on 10–12 December in Huntington Beach, California, provided information about future-oriented developments in the burgeoning area of biopharmaceutical manufacturing—and also shared insights into the achievements that are already underway....
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This article examines patient preferences in one facet of clinical research: the experience related to the use of investigational medicinal products (IMPs). As patients have become more involved and informed in their healthcare choices, the “voice of the patient” has been increasingly incorporated...
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It is the duty of the government to improve access to safe, effective, and quality medicines for its constituents. Various approaches are taken by different countries to achieve this; for the Philippines, the approach is through the active promotion of...
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In Japan, off-patented drugs are not always converted to generic drugs but may remain on the drug list as off-patented-drug products. These are customarily classified into three groups: patented drugs; off-patented drugs (“long-listed drugs”); and...
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Data is an important factor that is reshaping the pharmaceutical industry and triggering significant innovation. Vertical integration of equipment can represent an optimal solution to manage the increasing flow of data efficiently, innovate the manufacturing environment, and fulfill data integrity...
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The 2018 ISPE Quality Manufacturing Conference , held 4–6 June 2018 in Arlington, Virginia, included a well-attended session entitled “Data Integrity—Beyond the Lab,” which reaffirmed continued focus from both industry and regulators on this critical element of assuring product quality and patient...
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Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine’s March–April 2016 Special Report 1 highlighted the increasing importance of data integrity for companies throughout the global GMP-regulated industry. This is especially true during health authority inspections. 2 , 3 , 4 Pharmaceuticals, biotech, and API...
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Enhanced and accelerated regulatory pathways for “Breakthrough Therapies (United States) and “PRIME” medicines (European Union) have been introduced to provide faster access to exciting new therapies developed to treat unmet medical needs.1,2 Jokura et...
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Janssen is in the midst of a multimillion-dollar expansion project at the company’s Ringaskiddy, County Cork, manufacturing facility in Ireland. The 19,100-square-meter project is expected to significantly increase Janssen’s global manufacturing capacity for producing biologic medicines for...
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Our May-June cover story on the rise of biopharmaceutical manufacturing in Asia noted that “Biopharmaceuticals are booming … buoyed by enhanced regulations, an influx of venture capital, a culture of innovation, and government support.” 1 While that report focused principally on China, Indonesia,...
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This article illustrates the importance of experimental conditions to evaluate analytical methods. Italicized text is used throughout the article to emphasize key points and illustrate formula variables.
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Innovative technology for in-line real-time powder flow monitoring based on drag force flow measurement offers great potential for efficient monitoring of powder-processing operations.
Special Reports
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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