Pharmaceutical Technology Europe, Aug 1, 2012 - Pharmaceutical Technology

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Pharmaceutical Technology Europe, Aug 1, 2012
Editor's Comment
The Truth About Drug Shortages
By Angie Drakulich
Most of the products affected by growing drug and ingredient shortages are cancer medications, anesthetics used for patients undergoing surgery, emergency medications and intravenous electrolytes.
News
News
By Stephanie Sutton
Pharmacovigilance rules enter into effect.
Special Report
Bioavailability Enhancement: When to Use Hot-Melt Extrusion versus Spray Drying
By Angie Drakulich
Enhancing bioavailability can be achieved through hot-melt extrusion (HME) or spray drying.
Interview
Tackling Solubility Issues
By Dedong Wu
Dedong Wu, senior scientist at AstraZeneca, explains how nanoparticle engineering and crystal engineering can aid solubility.
Industry Insider
Changing German Market Depresses the Pharma Industry
By Nathan Jessop
Germany has shifted from a market where the pharmaceutical industry could enjoy considerable pricing freedom to a sensitive market influenced by cost-containment policies.
Peer review
Carbon Measurement Methods for Cleaning Validation: Comparing Direct Combustion with Rinse and Swab Sampling Methods.
By Robert Clifford , Minako Tanaka
Cleaning validation provides assurance that the quantity of residual substances collected from equipment surfaces are within permissible limits, helping to ensure quality control and safety in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Three different cleaning validation methods for measuring the carbon in residual samples of various pharmaceutical substances were compared.
Ingredients
Scaling Up API Syntheses
By Patricia Van Arnum
Approaches centre on ways to optimise process conditions and operability.

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Eric Langerr Outsourcing Outlook Eric LangerRelationship-building at Top of Mind for Clients
Cynthia Challener, PhD Ingredients Insider Cynthia ChallenerRisk Reduction Top Driver for Biopharmaceutical Raw Material Development
Jill Wechsler Regulatory Watch Jill Wechsler Changes and Challenges for Generic Drugs
Faiz Kermaini Industry Insider Faiz KermainiNo Signs of a Slowdown in Mergers
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