E-Letters are topic-specific, electronic newsletters published four times per year by ISPE's global Communities of Practice (COPs). The content for E-Letters is submitted by professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry and is a resource by which to share best practices, regulatory news, technical articles and innovative solutions.
Applied Process Modeling Today – A Tool for More than Just Capacity Analysis The current economic climate, with its reduced capital expenditure and emphasis on sustainability, has dramatically changed industry focus. These factors, in combination with mergers of large pharmaceutical companies, have created a drive to increase production capacity while reducing energy consumption and life cycle costs. Today’s companies need full visibility of facility capacity, limitations, and potential for optimization. This is where Process Modeling finds its new niche environment. Read more.
Design and Optimization of a Large Scale Biopharmaceutical Facility Using Process Simulation and Scheduling Tools An article in the March/April 2010 issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine presents a case study focusing on the design and optimization of a large scale biopharmaceutical facility using process simulation and scheduling tools. Read more.
Life-Enhancing Biotherapeutics Company Nets Healthier Equipment An article in the March/April 2010 issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine presents a case study showing the impact of an organized and focused continuous improvement effort using teamwork on equipment reliability. Read more.
Method for Implementing Disposables into a Bioprocess Facility
This new ISPE Knowledge Brief presents an implementation model to switch from stainless steel tanks to disposable Bioprocess Containers (BPCs). Read more.
ISPE Washington Conference to Feature Biotechnology-related Seminars and Training
The following biotechnology-related seminars and training will take place at the ISPE Washington Conference, 7-10 June 2010, Washington, D.C., USA:
Pharmaceutical Engineering Magazine Issue to Focus on Biotechnology
The theme of the May/June 2010 issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine is biotechnology. An accompanying, Facility of the Year Awards, special supplement will feature case studies on several biotechnology companies named Category Award winners who are vying for the coveted Overall Facility of the Year Award to be announced at the ISPE Annual Meeting, 7-10 November 2010, Orlando, Florida, USA.
What the Biotechnology Community is Discussing Right Now
Flux rate, vendor qualification, and virus production and roller bottles continue to be hot topics of discussion on the Biotechnology COP site. Read more.