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Sphere Medical opens new facility in St Asaph, Wales to meet demand for medical monitoring devices

Includes a state-of-the-art cleanroom and provides capacity for meeting expected demand for Proxima 4 sensor

Design and Build | Europe

WHP completes bio-manufacturing facility for Oxford Biomedica

Additional cleanroom space took less than 12 months from concept to completion and creates extra capacity

Design and Build | Europe | Biotechnology | Production | Pharmaceuticals

High containment filtration and drying for API and HPAPI production

The potency of medicines and their ingredients is increasing, requiring more handling and production steps to be contained. Camille Flores-Kilfoyle, Business Development Manager, PSL, looks at integrated equipment designs that can help

Containment | Production

Parenteral Drug Association publishes Comparison of Sterile Processing GMPs

Electronic document includes link to a customisable spreadsheet

North America | Regulatory

Blood, blood products and plasma see increased quality and safety requirements

The use of blood products and plasma is on the rise, and many quality and safety requirements have been introduced to ensure that contaminants are removed. Axel Schroeder, Operations Director, Concept Heidelberg, outlines the main steps to achieve contamination-free products

Measurement and Analysis

Bluestar Silicones' cleanrooms achieve ISO certification

Expands its portfolio to include products for long-term implant applications

North America | Regulatory

Designing Grade A environments for drug development through to full manufacture

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are under increasing pressure to guarantee drug sterility. Simon Phillips, Head of Sterile Manufacturing, Nova Laboratories, explains how designing the right Grade A environment at a drug’s development stage can alleviate pressure further down the line

Production

Source BioScience opens the world’s first minus 70 degrees Centigrade walk-in chamber

The chamber is designed to be a special hygienic environment for outsourced biostorage

Europe | Production

Instilling GMP as a shared worker responsibility

Quality assurance plays a key role in pharmaceutical packaging production. Packaging manufacturer Schott explains how it has set about raising employee awareness of the importance of working to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines

Regulatory | Pharmaceuticals

Daikin acquires US filter manufacturer Flanders for US$430m

Flanders manufactures air filters with high functionality that are used in industrial cleanrooms in the pharma and food processing industries

Design and Build | North America | Finance | Asia

Single-use fluid path cuts cleaning validation

A UK-based Cancer Research development unit has reduced its cleaning validation work by employing a single-use fluid path developed for liquid filling. Watson Marlow explains

Production