Facilities and Equipment

Guidance Docs
The ISPE Baseline® Guide: Sterile Product Manufacturing Facilities (Third Edition) covers engineering aspects of designing new sterile products manufacturing facilities and modifications of existing facilities. The Guide focuses on how to provide cost-effective facilities which make best use of available modern technologies to ensure that products of the highest quality are consistently manufactured.
Technical
Although it includes some background material, this article is based predominantly on a series of interviews with SMEs at Eli Lilly, Janssen, Hovione, C-SOPS, and Patheon from October to December 2017. The comments and observations that follow are theirs.
Features
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...
Insights
A wide range of pharmaceutical products is produced using two complex fermentation processes. Anaerobic fermentation takes place in the absence of oxygen, and aerobic fermentation requires oxygen, supplied via blower and compressor systems, to yield microorganisms and produce the desired product....
iSpeak Blog
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...
Training
Genentech/Roche faced the business challenge of supporting the launch of a robust pipeline of new products while sustaining high demand for existing commercial products. This drove evaluation of their existing production...
Training
This online training session will cover a case study of the selection, installation and operation of a flexible design and production platform that allows for clinical vaccine production. This unique cGMP mobile adaptive...
Guidance Docs
ISPE has produced the industry’s first Guidance Document to establish a baseline for the design of Quality Laboratory Facilities. The ISPE Good Practice Guide: Quality Laboratory Facilities is a comprehensive guide to defining design guidelines for Quality Laboratories supporting GxP-regulated facilities producing pharmaceutical products for human and animal applications.