November/December 2012
Volume 32, Number 6



    Current Scientific Status and Regulatory Control of Traditional/Herbal Medicinal Products: Globalization Challenges
    by Dr. Chan Lai Wah, Sia Chong Hock, and Tan Kiat Yun
    This article presents an overview of the current scientific status of traditional/herbal medicinal products and the regulatory framework implemented by major regulatory authorities and organizations. It discusses the challenges ahead and makes recommendations to address them.
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    Global Regulatory News

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    Assured Construction Quality Saves Time and Money
    by Jay Lad and Bruce Beck
    This article demonstrates how Eli Lilly increased field efficiency and productivity, lowered costs, and improved overall build quality by implementing a proactive field quality assurance program and the latest technology.
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    Equipment Mix Determination for Multi-Product API Facility Planning
    by Joseph R. Hettenbach, P.E.
    This article presents a method of determining the major equipment set for the planning of new or revamped existing API multi-product facilities.
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    Effective Wastewater Treatment in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    by Manfred Martz
    This article presents a strategy to effectively treat pharmaceutical wastewater.
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    George Wittmann, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, Jones Lang LaSalle
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    Resource Scheduling in QC Laboratories
    by Rafi Maslaton
    This article presents the various aspects of scheduling in QC laboratories.
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    Environmental Monitoring and Decontamination of Pharmaceutical Production Facilities
    by Paul Lorcheim and Melissa Hughes
    This article reviews a facilities environmental monitoring program and the decontamination measures that might need to be added in order to achieve satisfactory results within the program.
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    In Vitro Characterization of Docetaxel Loaded Microbubbles for Ultrasound Triggered Drug Delivery
    by Michael Cochran, Theresa Bustamante, John Eisenbrey, and Margaret Wheatley
    This article is based on the research of an ISPE 2011 Student Poster Competitor.
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    ISPE – The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Defining Body
    ISPE’s President and CEO discusses the importance of maintaining a global perspective, the Society’s focus on becoming the leading force in scientific, technical and regulatory advancement, and its commitment to better understand company and industry challenges.
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    ISPE Update
    Meet Your New Board; ISPE to Hold Critical Utilities Conference in 2013; Pharmaceutical Engineering Announces Winner of the Article of the Year Award; Revised ISPE Guide Focuses on Risk-Based Approach to Testing of GxP Systems; World Class Directory Benefits Buyers, Suppliers, and Industry; ISPE Releases New Knowledge Briefs; ISPE Publishes Concept Paper on Controlled Temperature Chamber Mapping
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    Classified Advertising with Advertiser’s Index

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