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Pharma Industry Zeroes in on Drug Manufacturing Sustainability

Sustainability has become a key trend in drug manufacturing. As we’ve previously discussed (here and here), this is being driven by environmental/good corporate stewardship efforts as well as various cost…

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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 Generic Drug Substances: Increased Upfront Costs Offset by Long-Term Profitability

Green initiatives may be slowly gaining some traction across the pharmaceutical industry, but there is still a long way to go. These are some astonishing insights from sciencehistory.org. “On a waste-to-product…

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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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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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Earth Day 2021: Reinventing Business As Usual

April 22 is Earth Day and this year’s theme is Restore our Earth. On their website, Earthday.org states “When life around the globe returns to normal, our world cannot return…

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Overcoming the Challenges of API Complexity

Pharmaceutical drug molecules are becoming increasingly complex, posing challenges in formulation development and manufacturing. This is particularly true of small molecule drug APIs and peptides, both of which have a…

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Coronavirus & Drug Supply Chains: The Pharma Industry Searches for Answers

Coronavirus has impacted drug supply chains. At first blush, people will likely read that sentence to mean drugs aren’t arriving at their intended destination. That precursor chemicals, intermediaries, APIs, or…

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World Environment Day: Beating Plastic

There were many remarkable moments during this year’s World Cup – but the Japanese and Senegal teams and their fans really stand out for non-football-related reasons. They gained global admiration…

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Synthetic Route Scouting: Factors to Improve API Manufacturing

Synthetic route selection is a crucial element in API manufacturing. While the requirements of the synthetic process of a drug will naturally evolve during its life cycle, scouting alternate routes…

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