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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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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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The Impact of Impurities on the Pharmaceutical Industry

A significant paradigm shift is underway in the regulatory environment for impurities in pharmaceutical products. Recent incidents involving genotoxic impurities (GTIs) are driving tighter restrictions and guidelines, as well as…

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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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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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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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API Synthesis Properties Affecting Yield, Delivery Date & Purity

Properties which can affect an API’s yield, delivery date and purity include: Type of Synthesis Propinquity Complexity of Structure Cost Efficient Synthesis Carryover of impurities into drug substance Minimum isolation…

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Inside QBD: Chemists & Engineers Collaborate on Quality

In a PharmTech webcast, the Neuland team linked up with Dr. San Kiang – Research Professor from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Rutgers University. The objective was a discussion…

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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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5 Common Challenges Scaling Up an API

While linear drug scale-up sounds great on paper, the reality is usually much different. In fact, scaling up an API can be challenging even under the best circumstances. In fact,…

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