By John McManus, The McManus Group
"For a long time now, there have been newspaper stories and covers of magazines that talked about 'The end of antibiotics, question mark?' Well now, I would say you can change the title to 'The end of antibiotics, period.' We're here. We're in the post-antibiotic era. There are patients for whom we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed, sick with an infection that five years ago we could have treated, but now we can't."
By Reynaldo Roman for Marken
On December 21, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) finally addressed an issue that has been of significant debate among importers of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell specimens and trade experts. FWS informed the trade community that only shipments of actual CHO "cell," "cell cultures," and "cell lines" are regulated by the agency and require an import/export license for trade.
By Staffan Ingfors, Head of Global Service Network, Envirotainer
With more than 50 unit load device (ULD) handling locations worldwide, Envirotainer operates the world's largest independent network of ULD ground handling and repair services.
By Dr. Rüdiger Lomb, Global Director, Quality & Technical Compliance, World Courier
This article covers improving compliance and efficiency in the pharmaceutical supply chain with reduced cost and risk. How does the sponsor ensure that product transfer conforms to the same established written procedures demanded at the investigator level throughout the full length of the supply chain, or more specifically, while in the hands of nonpharmaceutical, noninvestigator personnel?