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3 Key Elements of a Successful Hydrogenation Scale-Up

Pharmaceutical process chemistry has come a long way since wholesale merchants began the commercial marketing of drugs in the 19th century. In fact, process chemistry has driven many of the…

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A Novel Method of Manufacturing Alcaftadine

Conjunctivitis (known as ‘pink eye’) is the infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva—the mucous membrane that covers the eye’s outer surface. In the United States, this uncomfortable ophthalmic condition affects…

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Why is Pharmaceutical Green Chemistry Use on the Rise?

Green chemistry principles first emerged in the 1990s, and the pharmaceutical industry – especially larger, global organizations – began steadily incorporating its principles in subsequent years. Here are some recent…

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Green Chemistry by Design (GCbD): The Earlier, The Better for Pharmaceutical APIs

There’s a growing consensus in the pharmaceutical industry that drug makers should embrace green chemistry. The last decade of pharma manufacturing has seen green chemistry practices shift from aspirational stewardship…

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Pharma 2020-2021: Much More Than Just COVID

Set aside ‘Everything-COVID,’ and to many outsiders the past 20 months can appear as though the pharmaceutical industry took a sabbatical. Not true, of course…but everything else that occurred in…

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Where Does Pharmaceutical Process Control Start?

The idea of gaining – and maintaining – adequate process control during drug synthesis isn’t new. It underscores the entire point of approaches such as Quality by Design (QbD), and…

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What Does it Take to Become a Specialist in Late-Phase CMS?

When a drug transitions from early-stage development to late-stage development, the drugmaker has some big decisions to make. Chief among them: Who are they going to work with to move…

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How CMO Expertise Can Solve Key Challenges in Late Phase Drug API Projects

Stating the obvious here, but drug development is a protracted, expensive and risky process. From the lab bench to pharmacy shelves, bringing a new drug to market often stretches 10+…

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How to Create Sustainable Drug Lifecycles with Alternate Route Scouting

Demands on a drug’s synthetic processes naturally evolve during its lifecycle. Scouting alternative methods for synthesizing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) early in process development — before they are needed by changing…

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API Production: Building a Process Safety Culture

Working in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry may bring many rewards, but it also has an element of risk. We often work alongside hazardous chemicals, in both labs and manufacturing spaces….

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