Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Preview

April 2015 Issue Preview

Ad Closing: March 13, 2015 | Material Closing: March 20, 2015

Special Report
State of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Union & Career/Salary Survey Results
Editor in Chief Steven Kuehn offers a high-altitude snapshot of the Pharma industry's landscape to provide a 30,000 foot view of the current state of its undeniably complex union. Armed with this overview, readers are likely to gain even more insight from the people directly involved from our responses to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing's 12th annual Career and Salary survey.

Operations Executive Profile
A Top Pharma Operations Leader Shares Insight and Best Practices
For Pharmaceutical Manufacturing's audience, operations are the center of their universe. With an eye toward what makes for excellence in operations, we talk to the industry's veterans to unlimber what it takes to get the best from production processes and the organization that relies on it.

Special Section: Solid Dose Manufacturing
What's Old is New Again
Engineering firm Retel Neuhausen AG and SCADA software provider InduSoft help Merck KGaA in Darmstadt, Germany, the world's oldest pharmaceutical company, meet new European and U.S. requirements.

Preventing Filming and Sticking of Cohesive Hydrophobic Compounds
According to Raied Saleh, Diyan Parichkov, Anil Kane and Vinayak Sant, Pharmaceutical Development Services, Patheon Inc., in-line cooling to reduce temperatures at tablet compression offers relief from this sticky issue.

Understanding Modified Release Technologies
Contributing editor Emil Ciurczak says there are numerous mechanisms for delivering a drug to a patient. Whether tablets or capsules, sublingual solid doses or patches, injectables or suppositories, when it comes to drug delivery solutions, all may be modified for time of API release into the bloodstream. Among these, tablet-based dosage forms have particular complexities which, depending on formulation, can grow exponentially depending on the modified release (MR) strategy chosen to correctly administer the tablet's therapeutic dose over time.

Continuous Powder Blenders for Pharmaceutical Applications
This piece, authored by Sarang Oka and Fernando Muzzio of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, provides a brief overview of the current state of technology of continuous blenders for pharmaceutical applications. The article focuses on tubular blenders a popular class of blenders in application today. Four tubular blenders are reviewed in detail, with a description of their physical characteristics, capabilities and general performance.

Preparing for Pharma's Challenging Opportunities
Dr. Johannes Rauschnabel of Bosch Packaging Technology understands that new legislation, expiring patents and increasing healthcare costs call for decisive changes in the global pharmaceutical industry's direction. The coming years will see markets across the globe implement new best practices and manufacturing concepts: What they all have in common is the need for safe, high-quality and consistent operations and Rauschnabel wants readers to know there's never been a better time to institute safe, high-quality and consistent operations to sustain competitive agility and business success.

Interphex Round-Up
Product round-up from prominent equipment and technology suppliers exhibiting at Interphex 2015.

Advertising & Editorial Information

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