The Off Script podcast offers in-depth interviews and discussions with industry experts about hot-button topics in pharma, and goes behind the scenes of Pharma Manufacturing’s print and online coverage, which follows the industry’s biggest issues surrounding scale-up, technology innovations, regulations and more
In this latest episode of Off Script: A Pharma Manufacturing Podcast, Andrea Corona is joined by Derek Duncan Product Line Director, at Lighthouse Instruments to discuss the significance of CCI and the evolving landscape of CCI testing, regulatory guidance, and the unique considerations posed by innovative therapies with extreme storage and transport requirements.
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In this latest episode of Off Script: A Pharma Manufacturing Podcast, Karen Langhauser is joined by Veronica Ghidotti Product Manager, Visual Inspection Systems at Stevanato Group, to discuss how pharma markets have shifted towards drugs that require syringes and vials — which are historically difficult to inspect — and how new automatic inspection solutions can help.
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In this latest episode of Off Script: A Pharma Manufacturing Podcast, Andrea Corona is joined by Daniel Price, director and head of excipients, solid applications at MilliporeSigma, to discuss his work driving innovation in the fields of 3d printing of oral solid dosage forms, next generation pharmaceutical manufacturing, oral delivery of novel modalities and predictive formulation, and how these innovations can help overcome today...
For those in the pharmaceutical industry, the recent challenge has been in figuring out how to extend the digital capability of our everyday lives into pharma asset management. How do you bring all of a plant's activities and the data behind them into one place? Furthermore, if you could do that, what benefits would it bring to asset management? Karen Langhauser is joined by Ethan Smith, general manager of Life Sciences for Nuvolo,...
Ophthalmic drug formulation and manufacturing brings with it unique challenges and regulatory requirements. To discuss methods to overcome these challenges, Pharma Manufacturing Senior Editor Andrea Corona speaks with Smita Rajput, field marketing manager at MilliporeSigma.
Learn more about MilliporeSigma: https://www.emdmillipore.com/US/en
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The digitalization journey for pharmaceutical manufacturing can reap many benefits and there are many choices to be made in terms of these technologies and how to deploy them. In this episode, Andrea Corona talks about how digitalization is delivering a competitive advantage and assembly and inspection with Veronica Ghidotti and Fabio Bertacchini from Stevanato Group.
Learn more about Stevanato Group: https://www.stevanatogroup.com...
Predictive maintenance can help pharma companies can capture enormous value. Digital solutions can help eliminate downtime, reduce maintenance costs and maximize productivity, ultimately unlocking the capacity that is necessary to get the highest quality product to patients who need them most. Senior editor Andrea Corona discusses this with Zach Gilulah, pharma machine health lead at Augury
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Endotoxin testing serves a vital function in pharma quality control by ensuring that products are safe for patients. But the traditional approach to Bacterial Endotoxins Testing (BET) is an area ripe for disruption and improvements. Now, the Sievers Eclipse BET platform by Suez offers new levels of automation, compliance and sustainability, ushering in the next generation of BET.
Learn more about Suez: https://www.suezwatertechnolo...
In pharma, the use of gas analysis in fermentation bioreactors is critical for monitoring the health of a culture, and measuring small changes to oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations at key phases of the process. Whether using continuous or batch fermentation for bacterial, microbial or mammalian cell culture expression, Thermo Fischer Scientific's gas analysis mass spectrometry product range provides precise off-gas analysis t...
RNA-based vaccines have played a starring role in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and there is great potential for RNA to be applied to further indications. But nucleic acids are highly negatively charged and fragile and the right delivery systems are needed to protect RNA from degradation. One technology — lipid nanoparticles — has proven to enable the drug delivery of RNA-based therapeutics. Karen Langhauser and MilliporeSigma’s Dr...
Poor ergonomics have been linked to a host of physical problems and can have an impact on workplace efficiency. Improving posture and physical habits has been linked to increased worker productivity and reduced errors. A reduction in injuries also saves money for companies, and helps businesses retain healthier and happier employees. However, many companies might overlook this aspect of workplace safety and this is where artificial...
Many inside and outside of the pharma industry think so. Now, one group is putting pressure on the FDA and Congress to move pharma away from animal modeling in drug development.
Learn more about the White Coast Waste Project: https://www.whitecoatwaste.org/
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When doctors administer treatments to patients, some amount of drug is often left behind in the vial. What happens next? It gets tossed. Now, Congress is taking a closer look at this issue and considering new policies aimed at reducing this kind of medical waste.
The importance of quality in pharma manufacturing can't be overstated. Fortunately, the industry has stepped up drug quality. While much of this can be attributed to better science and clearer guidance, technology improvements — like the application of AI to visual inspection equipment — have potential. Chief content director Karen Langhauser and Giacomo Girotto, vision inspection project manager for Stevanato Group discuss.
If Biogen’s controversial aducanumab is approved, it could become the best-selling drug of all time — and it’s a drug that has only shown modest efficacy. Here’s more on why the Alzheimer’s pipeline is primed for such a remarkable situation.
The complex development and manufacturing processes needed to bring biologic drugs to market almost always translates into exorbitant prices, even after the drugs go off patent. Consequently, many areas of the world simply do not have access to the accepted standard of care. Chief content director Karen Langhauser sat down with the founders of Phylloceuticals to discuss how they plan to change this.
What has allowed the government to — for once — move at the speed of industry to help curb the pandemic? And will the FDA be able to maintain this pace once the pandemic winds down?
We caught up a long-time regulatory expert to find out.
Pharma stepped up to the plate this year to deliver vaccines in record time and desperately needed therapeutics. Will these historic achievements change the industry's reputation in the eyes of the public? Chief Content Director, Karen Langhauser, and Senior Editor, Meagan Parrish, take a look back at pharma's accomplishments — and stumbles — during the pandemic.
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As several late-stage trials edge towards the finish line, skepticism surrounding vaccines continues to spread at a rate faster than the coronavirus itself — and drugmakers and health officials are scrambling to restore public trust. Pharma Manufacturing editors Karen Langhauser and Meagan Parrish discuss.
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"McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney
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