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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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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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Looking for an API Supplier? 5 Things to Consider (Updated)

Seven years ago – in March of 2013 – we published a blog post on 5 Things to Consider When Looking for an API Supplier. Because seven human years equals…

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Process Validation: Maintaining Quality Consistency

The basic principle of pharmaceutical quality assurance is that a drug should be safe and effective for its intended use – and process validation plays a pivotal role in ensuring…

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On SABAM, Cyanide and Safety

Levetiracetam, an epilepsy medication used for partial onset, myoclonic or tonic-clonic seizures, was first approved for medical use in the United States in 1999. As a drug, it boasts excellent…

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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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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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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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Pharma Tech Transfer Gets Collaborative

Drug manufacturing technology transfer is one of the most complicated and demanding processes in the drug company-contract development organization relationship. There is one overriding deliverable that must go right –…

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Drug API & Peptide Trends: 2019

With the global population continuing to both increase and age, pharma industry growth is likely to continue. While facing pricing hurdles in well-established mature markets, the emerging drug markets (China,…

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