Monthly Member Gift February 2011

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Welcome to your monthly ISPE gift, full of free resources to help you maximize your Membership. Read on for knowledge, community, and professional resources that have been developed just for you, and are yours FREE simply for being an ISPE Member. Enjoy!

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In 2010, MannKind Corporation's Technosphere Insulin Manufacturing Facility was named the Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) Category Winner for both Process Innovation and Equipment Innovation, becoming the first company ever to win two FOYA categories in the same year. For this month's gift, MannKind's Abigail Smith will take you behind the scenes of this remarkable project, in a recording from the official Category Winners presentation at the 2010 ISPE Annual Meeting.

Learn how MannKind, an enterprising start-up company overcame multiple challenges to design and construct this new facility – and make FOYA history in the process. Watch the presentation now!

FREE Webinar: MannKind Facility of the Year Presentation
Free to Members now through 31 March, 2011

Bonus Gift: January's gift, the Japan Affiliate Pest Control Handbook, was our most popular gift ever. Due to popular demand, we're extending the availability of the handbook from now through 31 March, 2011. See what all the fuss is about – download your free copy now!

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The second edition of ISPE's GAMP® Good Practice Guide: A Risk-Based Approach to GxP Process Control Systems is hot off the presses! It contains significant updates aimed at addressing regulatory and industry developments that have occured since the Guide's first release. This month, we're giving you the introductory chapter of the new guide absolutely FREE. This introductory chapter explains the rationale behind the revision and the changes to the guide’s scope. You'll also find a list of specific business benefits that you can expect to reap once you have the knowledge contained in the guide.

Read the introductory chapter ( 918 KB) of the GAMP® Good Practice Guide: A Risk-Based Approach to GxP Process Control Systems (Second Edition) from now until 31 March, 2011.

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The ISPE Web site is a global resource, shared by the entire ISPE community. Over the years, as the scope of ISPE's knowledge base and Membership has grown and expanded, the current structure of the ISPE Web site has become outdated, making it sometimes difficult to find the resources you need.

If you've ever had trouble finding something on the ISPE Web site, help is on the way! Beginning last year, a team of volunteers appointed by the ISPE International Board of Directors have been working with ISPE staff and outside resources to build a new, designed with your needs in mind. The project is tentatively scheduled to launch in August 2011, but the new structure is available for you to preview and provide feedback on right now! Please view the new site structure and provide your feedback between now and 25 February (keeping in mind that this is a very early prototype of the structure upon which the new site will be built). We want to make sure your voice is heard as we prepare our next steps towards delivering an all-new, improved!

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If you or someone you know has been looking for a new position for a while, this month’s professional article may be just what is needed to get past the occasional feelings of futility everyone experiences in the job market.

Don Sutaria has been with ISPE since the beginning.  For 30 years he has been engaged with ISPE Members and has maintained his own membership during that period.  He is also known as "Career Doctor Don”, and he is Founder and President of CareerQuest. He has been quoted frequently in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, on radio and television and has taught at various colleges.  Read the article Dr. Don has written to provide perspective and encouragement to those seeking work during these challenging times.

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As an ISPE Member, you get special treatment at INTERPHEX 2011, which takes place 29-31 March 2011 in New York City, New York, USA. One of the biggest perks ISPE Members get at INTERPHEX is access to the designated Members-only lounge, where you can relax, enjoy refreshments, connect to your office with free Wi-Fi access, browse Guidance documents, and meet with fellow Members and ISPE staff. You'll also receive discounts on Guidance documents purchased at the show and a free gift just for stopping by.

INTERPHEX 2011 is also your first chance to interact with the Category Winners of the 2011 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program, co-sponsored by ISPE, INTERPHEX, and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine. In the designated FOYA display area on the show floor, you'll have the chance to meet with key figures involved in this year's winning projects and learn first-hand about the revolutionary processes involved in making an award-winning facility. More information can be found on the INTERPHEX Web site. Additional information about the 2011 FOYA Category Winners can be found at the Facility of the Year Awards Web site.

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