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AstraZeneca gets planning consent for new global R&D centre in Cambridge, UK

Work on the new building is expected to be completed by 2017

Design and Build | Europe

Ejector solution gives cleanroom productivity a big push

Sumitomo Demag ejector and mould control algorithm synchronises ejector forward speed with mould open speed

Design and Build | Europe | Manufacturing and Equipment

Moving towards green barrier systems

As the pharmaceutical sector looks to cut costs wherever possible, Dr Johannes Rauschnabel, Chief Pharma Expert, Bosch Packaging Technology, reviews the energy use of RABS vs isolators

Containment | Manufacturing and Equipment | Pharmaceuticals

Mack Molding invests $2m in cleanroom moulding capacity

Upturn in demand for medical consumables encourages move into high-volume, single-use medical device components

Design and Build | North America

BAM wins life science facility contract from Coventry University

The five-storey building will provide a 'superlab' for life science teaching

Design and Build | Europe

Auditing cleanrooms

Many aspects of a cleanroom are designed to ensure contamination control, including control of air movement, air filtration, cleanroom practices, cleaning and disinfection schemes. Tim Sandle discusses how the different aspects are assessed through the audit process

Regulatory | Measurement and Analysis

Superbug outbreak at UCLA hospital highlights importance of sterilising medical equipment

Could help drive growth in US$3.1bn sterilisation business, says Kalorama

North America | Infection Control

Future evolution of rapid transfer port systems for pharma

Rapid transfer port systems have evolved over the years for use in pharmaceuticals and other industries. Getinge-La Calhène reviews the potential for improving systems further to meet ever-stricter ergonomic and safety requirements

Containment | Manufacturing and Equipment | Pharmaceuticals

New Class ISO 7 Cleanroom at Marian Shenzhen

The international producer of die-cut components has added capacity to meet growing demand

Design and Build | Asia

Diagnostics depend on precision moulding

The latest micro-fluidic medical diagnostic systems are produced on a device no larger than a credit card. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag provided the specialised micro-injection moulding machine, designed to maintain the highest precision in a cleanroom environment

Measurement and Analysis | Manufacturing and Equipment

Aquavit to invest in biopharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing in South Korea

Signs a five-year contract with Kyungbuk National University (KNU) Technopark

Design and Build | Asia

A future-proof facility for lens production

When designing a new production facility for a leading life sciences company, Morgan Sindall Professional Services set out to create the perfect environment to promote best practice

Design and Build