Facilities and Equipment

Features
Moving platforms from development to the delivery of more biopharmaceuticals to more patients is reality, not just a concept, for Moderna, Inc. Juan Andres, the company’s Chief Technical Operations and Quality Officer, presented on “mRNA Medicines—Industrializing a New Platform” at the 2019 ISPE...
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...