July/August 2017

Volume 37, Number 4

 

IN THIS ISSUE

Cover: Just Getting Started—3D Printing and Bioprinting in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
3D printing and bioprinting have the potential to transform how drug candidates are tested, how drugs are manufactured, the supply chain, and industry dependence on animal testing. The technology is also being used to create tissue and miniature cellular models, some of which can even mimic the biology of human organs.

Feature: A Good Fit—The Marriage of Pharma and Tech Yields Benefits for Patients
Drug makers are diversifying their portfolios by partnering with technology companies and embracing innovative products such as connected data-gathering medical devices and platforms that collect and analyze patient data. It’s a lucrative space.

Facilities and Equipment: Applying QRM to Improve Sustainability of Pharma Manufacturing
As economic pressures and legislated environmental protection measures continue to increase, the pharmaceutical industry is moving to control cost, reduce energy use, and become a better steward of the environment.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Message from the Chair:

  • Advancing Innovative Technologies

Cover Story:

  • Just Getting Started: 3D Printing and Bioprinting in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

People + Events:

  • 2017 ISPE Europe Annual Conference Reaches New Heights in Barcelona
  • Delaware Valley Chapter Annual Symposium and Exhibition
  • ISPE Europe’s Biotech Portfolio
  • ISPE eLearning
  • New Guidance Documents Available
  • Cast Your Ballot! 2017 Board of Directors Election
  • Appointments

Career Q&A:

  • Acing the Phone Interview
    David G. Smith, Principle Recruiting Partner, Biogen

In Your Opinion:

  • Tips for Transitioning to Industry
    By:  Mary Foss and Spencer Petersen, Weber State University, Engineering Technology, Ogden, Utah

Chapter Profile:

  • Great Lakes Chapter Brings Training and Information to the Midwest

Feature:

  • A Good Fit: The Marriage of Pharma and Tech Yields Benefits for Patients

Technical Articles:

  • Applying QRM to Improve Sustainability of Pharma Manufacturing
    By: Chris Appleby, Norm Goldschmidt, Randall Hansen, Nick Haycocks, Thomas McMenamin, and Derek Mullins

  • Performance and Validation of Ozone Generation for Pharmaceutical Water Systems
    By: Nissan Cohen and Brian L. Johnson

  • Design and Control of Pharmaceutical Water Systems to Minimize Microbiological Contamination
    By: Tim Sandle, PhD

  • Risk Assessment for Thermal Influences on Filter and Container Closure Integrity Testing
    By: Magnus Stering

  • A Variable Sampling and Acceptance Polygon Approach for Content Uniformity
    By: Thomas Stepinac and Muhanned Saeed

Position Statement:

  • Epigenetics in Diseases of Aging

2018 Call for Articles

The deadline for technical article submissions in the January-February 2018 issue is 31 August 2017.

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