Contamination-free filling process may speed vaccine manufacturing
STAMFORD, Conn.—A contamination-free filling process for injectables, developed by InTact Filling systems, a subsidiary of Medical Instill Inc. (www.medinstill.com), promises higher safety levels and lower operating costs for pharmaceutical producers.
FDA initiatives aim to streamline pharma processing
ROCKVILLE, Md.—In a report entitled Pharmaceutical cGMPs for the 21st Century—A Risk Based Approach, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA; www.fda.gov) has summarized substantial changes ahead for manufacturing, inspection, disputes, and for streamlining the pharmaceutical approval process.
CleanRooms CCT welcomes contamination control expert, Dr. Hans Schicht
BOSTON, Mass. The CleanRooms Contamination Control Technology (CCT) Conference & Exhibition will include an intensive full-day training program from internationally-recognized contamination control expert Dr. Hans Schicht, executive secretary and past president of the Swiss Society for Contamination Control (SRRT).
Transport system, minienvironment combo team for clean, automated cassette loading
Calif.—U.K. disk drive subsystem manufacturer Xyratex Ltd. (www.xyratex.com) has unveiled an automated, contamination-free cassette loading system designed for buffering and transporting magnetic disk cassettes for cleanroom processes.
BOLOGNA, Germany¿IMA (www.ima.it), an international designer and manufacturer of automatic machines for pharmaceutical products, will acquire a majority of the shares in Delaware-based Packaging Systems Holding LLC, which holds 100 percent of Nova Packaging Systems LLC¿a leader in the manufacture of automatic machines for bottling pharmaceutical capsules and tablets.
Semi sampling technology said to speed production, reduce contamination
SUNNYVALE, Calif. An automated SEM/TEM sample preparation technology for semiconductor processes promises to speed productivity and increase reliable and contamination-free samples.
Mega cleanroom planned for 300-mm fab
Texas Instruments (www.ti.com) has broken ground for another 300-mm wafer manufacturing facility, this one focusing on 65-nm production.