The Latest And Greatest In Analytical Science By Lori Clapper, Editor
The impressive Pittcon exhibition is always a highlight of the conference, and this year was no different. The West Hall of the convention center housed about 950 exhibitors. Although I couldn't visit them all, I managed to navigate my way around the exhibit floor with nearly 10,000 other attendees from 90 countries. The following takes you on a virtual tour of some of the noteworthy exhibits I visited that featured trends in chromatography, the latest in LIMS, as well as tablet testers and centrifugation, to name a few.
Gaps In Traditional Reconstitution Process Filled By Water-For-Injection Syringe By Mike Schaefers, Ph.D., West Pharmaceutical Services, and Thomas Otto, Vetter
Since the 1930s, pharmaceutical manufacturers have leveraged a method called "lyophilization" to reconstitute into liquid form freeze-dried drugs from which water has been removed. The recent rise in biopharmaceutical drugs has sparked renewed interest in lyophilization as a way to bring injectable biologics and other drugs to market more quickly.
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Spotlight On Vaccines
Cells Disruption By Means Of High-Pressure Homogenization
After the fermentation of cells the culture is processed to separate the cells, by means of a speed centrifuge, in order to concentrate them. The collected cells are resuspended with buffer in order to prepare them for the next unit operation, the high-pressure homogenization used in order to obtain the cells disruption.
Greater Cold Chain Controls Through Enabling Technology
The term cold chain refers to the time-and-temperature-controlled transportation of temperature-sensitive products from the manufacturer to the end user. The goal of cold chain management is to provide patient safety, product integrity, regulatory compliance, process optimization, and cost optimization.
Filtration Processes Applied In Vaccine Production
All vaccines have at least two common elements: they must be immunogenic and they must be produced in a highly purified form that is to be safely administered to recipients. Typically, vaccines are produced to treat the general population, however, vaccines can be customized to treat specific individuals.