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Unique API Particle Size Projects On the Rise

Why is there a growing preoccupation with particle size? It’s because particle size can alter the efficacy (e.g., bioavailability) and safety profile (e.g., toxicity) of a compound. Complex particle sizing…

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Successful Pharmaceutical Project Management

Think about your last project. How many individuals and departments participated? How many locations around the world did it involve? How smoothly did the project progress? Could you have improved…

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Solving the Insoluble

Soluble drug APIs are now the exception, not the rule. An article at PharmTech by Felicity Thomas (Looking Beyond the Solubility Horizon) caught my eye recently as it discussed a…

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How Pharma Controls Generic & NCE Manufacturing Costs by Backward Integrating APIs Ingredients

The pharma industry is facing some outsized business challenges at present – from burgeoning trade wars to downward-pricing pressures and increased regulatory scrutiny. More than one conversation our team members…

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How the Valsartan Contamination Happened: Its Context & Implications

Last year’s valsartan contamination and recall brought some surprising chemical synthesis issues to light in the pharma industry. While the reactions used in generic valsartan production are known to be…

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Complex Synthesis in Action: Achieving a Commercial-Scale 16 AA Peptide

Peptide process development projects have increased in the last few years. Judging by our blog readership and social interactions, interest in peptide drugs is continuing to grow by leaps and…

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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a heartbreaking and tragic condition affecting millions of families worldwide. This month, we highlight how health and pharma intersect….

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A Guide to Sourcing Pharmaceutical Peptide APIs

Rise of the Peptide Era                                                                                                                                                       Peptide synthesis has a long pharmaceutical history, stretching back to the early 1900s – and then followed by a lengthy period of dormancy….

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Deuterated Drugs Reach Two-Year Anniversary

We’ve reached the two year anniversary of the first FDA approval of a deuterated molecule (April 2017, Teva’s Astedo – a deuterated version of tetrabenazine for the treatment of Huntington’s…

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Inside Sugammadex: Overcoming Impurities in Commercial API Manufacturing

The first in the class of drugs known as selective relaxant binding agents (SRBA), Sugammadex sodium is used to reverse anesthesia. Via 1:1 binding of rocuronium or vecuronium, it rapidly…

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