BioPharm International-08-01-2004

Columns and Departments

August 01, 2004

What were you doing on the evening of July 20, 1969? If you are at least a baby boomer, you were probably watching Neil Armstrong take "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Sputnik aside, the birth of that monumental achievement probably began with the same question that sparked so many other great feats: "What if?" Where would civilization be if someone periodically hadn't had the imagination and the courage to ask that question, whether their field of expertise was aeronautical engineering, architecture, or biotechnology?

One main component of an e-prescribing system is access to accurate, up-to-date information on prescription drugs and biologics based on FDA-approved labeling.

Columns and Departments

August 01, 2004

Technology innovations aimed at increasing yields and shortening development times can be very cost-effective, promising to reduce the need for large capital investments while getting the client into the clinic much faster.

Production and Processing

August 01, 2004

A water distribution plan is at the heart of an overall energy and water conservation program.

Columns and Departments

August 01, 2004

Like any other financial venture, investing in PMPs requires both the patience of a saint and the ability to absorb some bad news and still hang in there.

Filtration is one of the most commonly used unit operations in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Available formats include direct or normal flow filtration (NFF) and cross or tangential flow filtration (TFF). These methods are used for sterilization and virus filtration, depth filtration or ultrafiltration, and diafiltration applications. Some common objectives include:

Synthetic ligand adsorbents can eliminate the potential hazards of animal- and microorganism-sourced ligands, minimizing running, cleaning, and validation costs.

Columns and Departments

August 01, 2004

There is no current capacity crunch due to increased investments in new facilities.

Columns and Departments

August 01, 2004

Although sounding like a singular term, a water purification system actually consists of several key components.

Plant-Made Pharmaceuticals

August 01, 2004

Green plants and production systems that are most removed from conventional commercial food and feed crops are most likely to succeed