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Pharmaceutical Serialization is a process whereby every saleable pack of drug product will have a unique Serial Code related to its Global Trade Identification Number (GTIN). The packaging of drugs will need to change to enable the inclusion of (typically) a 2D Matrix barcode and 4 elements of human readable text in replacement of the current Lot & Expiry. Although these two codes are still present, they are most commonly joined by the product GTIN and its serial number.
The Lifelines Project was started in 2006 as a large-scale genetic study into the mechanisms behind healthy aging. In this interview Procesmanager Jacko Duker tells us about the scale and impact of the project, and how Panasonic ULT freezers have provided a solution for keeping their irreplaceable samples safe.
While there is still large-scale investment in traditional small molecule pharmaceuticals, the past decade has seen a major shift towards the development of biological molecules for therapeutic purposes.
Many older drugs are well understood from a safety perspective and have often been used successfully off label for other indications.
There are five different ways. The first one is the simplest: they just go with what they already know. It’s the tried and tested methods. They’ll buy from the same suppliers they’ve already bought from, and, if they want to tweak it slightly, then they’ll probably go to them first. It’s just using what they already have.
Microcystins have become the generic name for the toxins produced from blue-green, algae which can bloom in surface water impoundments, slow moving streams and rivers.
Master Bond manufactures a full line of formulations that have been fully tested to meet USP Class VI requirements for both disposable and reusable medical devices.
Bioluminescence is a natural phenomenon in which light is produced by a chemical reaction. It requires an enzyme called luciferase and a substrate called luciferin. These two molecules can be found in diverse species all over the world, such as beetles and fungi but most often in marine animals like jelly fish, deep-sea fish, shrimp and so forth.
AuroLase Therapy utilizes the unique “optical tunability” of a new class of materials developed at Rice University to focus the treatment on the tumor. These AuroShell® particles (also known as nanoshells) can be designed to absorb different wavelengths of...
A blood bank is a place where blood is collected from donors, typed, separated into components, stored and prepared for transfusion to recipients.
Olympus Biotech was established in December 2010 as a wholly owned company of Olympus Corporation. Olympus Biotech is dedicated to the development and distribution of regenerative medicines, an area of increasing importance and optimism.