Newsletter | January 27, 2014

01.27.14 -- How To Develop A Successful Supplier Management Program

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How To Develop A Successful Supplier Management Program
By Fred Olds, Contributing Editor
"In today's world, a company can no longer be good at everything," says Hans Melotte, VP and chief procurement officer (CPO) at J&J. He says J&J came to realize that vertical integration no longer worked for them, and they needed to seek expertise through partnerships with outside entities. With tens of thousands of suppliers, horizontal integration posed a challenge to Melotte and his staff. His answer was standardization of their approach to suppliers and the development of business relationships with strategic suppliers.
Featured Focus: Quality/Regulatory
Save Time And Improve Data Integrity: Cleanroom Environmental Monitoring
By Tony Harrison, U.K. Subject Matter Expert to ISO Technical Committee 209 Working Group
The intensely manual practices of cleanroom classification and routine monitoring are time-consuming and prone to data errors. Particle counter performance and accuracy can vary widely, leading to inaccurate particle counting data.
Q&A: The Benefits Of Combination Connections For Single-Use Bioprocessing
By Brent Bushnell, Bioprocess Applications Specialist, Colder Products Company
This short, detailed Q&A provides information about combination connections and explains their use in single-use bioprocessing. It offers a guide on how single-use systems can be designed to integrate the combination connectors, and discusses applications that benefit from utilizing them.
WHITE PAPER: Development For Safe, Rapid Freeze Drying Of HPLC Purification Fractions
DATASHEET: Precise Temperature And Agitation Control In Four Vessels
By DASGIP Information and Process Technology GmbH an Eppendorf Company
CASE STUDY: Striving For Label Perfection In Clinical Trials
BROCHURE: QCanywhere Cloud-Based Quality Control
» Supply Chain Integrity
ARTICLE: High-Value Biologic Drugs Will Demand A Comprehensive Supply Chain
By Ariette van Strien, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Marken
The dramatic shift in our industry from small molecule drugs to high-value biopharmaceuticals is increasing the need to focus on logistics and supply chain management.
ARTICLE: Pharma Preps For Serialization
ARTICLE: A Historic Collaboration To Deliver Products Of 2 To 8 Degrees Celsius
WHITE PAPER: Using Dry Ice When Shipping Air Freight
By Mark Mohr, CSafe Global
Healthcare product manufacturers, transportation providers, and distributors have a moral, and in most cases also a regulatory, responsibility to help ensure the product arrives to the end user intact. Protection of product efficacy demands use of the latest reliable technologies available. People's lives truly depend on it.
CASE STUDY: Quick International's Reliable Cold Chain Solution To Deliver Medical And Pharmaceutical Products
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APPLICATION NOTE: Improve Purification Of Carbohydrate-Based Drugs
By Rakesh Bose, Scott Anderson, Kathy Lawrence, and Melissa Wilcox, Grace
Carbohydrates are commonly found as constituents in plants, animals, and microorganisms. Carbohydrate units have considerable applications in medicine when bound to lipids, peptides, proteins, or even nucleic acids. Total synthesis of bioactive natural products, amino glycoside antibiotics, glycodrugs, and glycoconjugate vaccines from carbohydrates have been of considerable interest in the medicinal field for a cure. Due to their therapeutic effects, conjugation of carbohydrates, and their presence in antibiotics, can be effectively used to find cures for the treatment of various diseases. Given their clinical importance in glycomics, synthesizing and purifying such molecules has been a challenge to synthetic chemists.
DATASHEET: Xcellerex Disposable Mixing System
By GE Healthcare Life Sciences
BROCHURE: Bio-Simplex Flex-Joints For Challenging Tubing Situations
BROCHURE: Water-For-Injection Quality Water (WFI)
PRODUCT: Liquid Handling OEM
PRODUCT: Buffer/Media Filtration
PRODUCT: Biomek 4000 Laboratory Automation Workstation
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ARTICLE: Film Characterization Of Single-Use Bioprocess Containers To Determine Suitability For Specific Applications
APPLICATION NOTE: Analysis Of Tablet Film Coats Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
DATASHEET: MultiFlo FX Microplate Dispenser
By BioTek Instruments, Inc.
DATASHEET: Automated Single-Use NFF System: SciFlex 
By Parker domnick hunter Process Filtration
DATASHEET: Emflon FM Filter Cartridges For Antibiotics And APIs
By Pall Life Sciences - BioPharmaceuticals
BROCHURE: Complete Process Solution: Fermentor And Bioreactor Systems
BROCHURE: Integrity Bioprocess And Equipment Support Services
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