Continuous manufacturing, drug shortages, and more were key themes at this year’s ISPE/FDA/PQRI Quality Manufacturing Conference. Here’s what some of the pharmaceutical industry’s leading minds had to share on these topics.
Incorporating wireless technology into medical devices is about more than just keeping up with the hottest technology trends; the benefits are real and significant, especially with regard to monitoring and encouraging dose compliance in the pharmaceutical and medical realm.
Many industry observers believe the need for responsive, collaborative, and tech-savvy partnerships is paramount in the new emerging business environment. Success or failure in this environment will be defined by operational agility to research, adapt, produce, and deliver products rapidly under fluctuating market conditions.
Since All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten first appeared in 1988, its simple, profound wisdom has inspired the world. Among its easily digested messages are a few gems that research scientists would do well to employ in their labs every day: Share everything, Play fair, Put things back where you found them, CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS, Don't take things that aren't yours.
Scientists are spending an enormous amount of their time and effort simply getting instrumentation to the point that it can be used,” the NRC reports. “This wasted time can be used more productively when a well-functioning repair and maintenance system is in place.