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Dara SFL syringe filling and plugging machine handles 35 units a minute

Features entrance and exit pass-boxes where operators load and remove nests or trays of syringes or vials

North America

Pharma construction: meeting the new safety regulations

In April 2015 the new Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015 come into force in the UK. So what do pharmaceutical manufacturers planning construction projects need to know? Todd Hallam, EHS Director at specialist high-care construction company Chalcroft, explains

Design and Build | Europe | Regulatory | Pharmaceuticals

Opinion: Ebola – lessons learned one year on

The Ebola crisis of the past 12 months has highlighted some of the shortcomings of personal protection equipment

Clothing and Personal Equipment | Infection Control | Africa ME

WISAG builds new cleanrooms for Sana Hospital Pharmacy in Germany

The facilities in Bergen auf Rügen are for sterile production of cytostatics, broths and pain pump production

Design and Build | Europe | Pharmaceuticals

Don’t put damper maintenance on the back burner

The maintenance of fire prevention equipment such as ducting and dampers often gets neglected, but this can have serious consequences. Dermott Quinn, Managing Director, Ductbusters, highlights some of the issues

Design and Build | Regulatory

Onyx Scientific to install Class 100,000 suite in UK facility

Taking the total number of dedicated GMP suites at the company to four

Europe

A holistic view of humidity control

Achieving effective humidity control in cleanroom applications means taking account of all of factors and selecting the best solution accordingly. John Barker of Humidity Solutions demonstrates this approach with a recent laboratory project

Design and Build

French project to create real-time food quality analysis tools is in line for funding

The project is one of several put forward by French biocluster, Lyonbiopole, for future funding

Europe | Measurement and Analysis

Time to act to protect long term employee health

While the rates of accidents likely to cause immediate health problems in the pharma industry are relatively low, the effective monitoring of longer term health effects needs addressing, argues workplace dust and noise measurement specialist Casella

Clothing and Personal Equipment | Regulatory | Measurement and Analysis

New glovebox controls relative humidity or oxygen levels

Process protection provided by eliminating moisture or oxygen with a flow of inert gas

Containment | Manufacturing and Equipment

A review of past and future design challenges

John Challenger, non-executive Chairman, WH Partnership, looks back at how cleanroom design has developed over the past 40 years and at the current drivers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors that might affect designs in the future

Design and Build | Pharmaceuticals