Semi cleanrooms getting the lead out
Semiconductor makers and tool suppliers, as well as cleanroom builders and operators, are beginning to understand the implications of what it will mean to “think green” in the near future.
Chiron manufacturing improvements please FDA but may delay vaccine
Corrections to contamination-control issues that halted vaccine production last fall at Chiron Corp.’s Liverpool, U.K., facility are being met with general approval by the Food and Drug Administration, but it remains to be seen whether the manufacturer can fully satisfy regulatory requirements in time for the upcoming flu season.
University cleanroom gains chip-scale technology
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Office of Electronic Miniaturization at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has partnered with Tessera Technologies to use the company’s MicroBGA chip-scale packaging (CSP) technology for developing regional enterprise and government projects requiring reliable, industry-proven semiconductor packaging capabilities.
Contamination-control issues far-reaching with new lab-on-a-chip developments
The potential for in-body and out-of-body applications for lab-on-a-chip technology is raising two entirely different kinds of contamination-control issues.
PDA teams with audit service provider
The Parenteral Drug Association is partnering with third-party pharmaceutical supply chain operations auditor SynTegra LLC to streamline and manage the association’s virtual Audit Resource Center.
Collaborative systems could boost drug development cycle
A report recently released by the Association of American Medical Colleges, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, calls for new and increased collaboration among pharmaceutical companies, academia, and regulators to help overcome obstacles to developing innovative diagnostics and therapeutics.