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Advanced therapy medicinal product facilities through the eyes of a process architect

Grace Linton
Advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) companies are ushering in a new frontier of medicine and technologies poised to revolutionize human health. The industry is advancing at such a rapid pace that these companies are faced with vast new complexities when developing and manufacturing their products.  
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Five design concepts for teaching laboratory success

Five design concepts for teaching laboratory success

Katelyn Deckert
Best practices and lessons learned from the classroom. Keeping the attention of 30 students is a challenge in any classroom. In a teaching laboratory, each new day can feel like its own unpredictable experiment, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Laboratory instruction and classroom management can be improved when lab layouts and classroom designs are optimized. Consider the following five design concepts for teaching laboratory success.
Keeping it cool: how biopharma facilities can use an old technology in a new way

Keeping it cool: how biopharma facilities can use an old technology in a new way

Gerry Williams
In the pursuit of efficiency, productivity and staying ahead of the competition, we often seem to chase the next piece of shiny equipment or inventive approach, but sometimes, a good old-fashioned method applied in a different way can provide an innovative and effective solution. When it comes to cooling pharmaceutical facilities and their processes, we don’t necessarily need the most modern refrigeration technology.
Continuous OSD manufacturing—A 2019 technology update

Continuous OSD manufacturing—A 2019 technology update

David DiProspero
The system types being employed in today’s modern oral solid dose form manufacturing facilities
The Scientific Method at Work: Designing Labs for Productivity

The Scientific Method at Work: Designing Labs for Productivity

Dave Miller
Not all labs are created equal. Why do some research facilities produce more patents? Others have greater throughput given the same space and time. Using evidence-based research, designers and lab owners/operators alike can enjoy the benefits of laboratories built to champion productivity.
Closing the deal: Understanding when to close your process

Closing the deal: Understanding when to close your process

Bill Jarvis and Lindsey Stigers
Too often, the term “closed process” is thrown around without an understanding of the salient issues. Process closure can certainly provide many benefits, but there are various impacts and requirements depending on the ultimate goal and the specific process you are trying to close.
Aseptic technique at the beach

Aseptic technique at the beach

Howard Sneider
Last month, while I was on a beach vacation with my family, I disconnected from the daily onslaught of emails and projects for some much-needed rest and relaxation. While I consciously made the decision to not think about work, my subconscious had other plans; I observed a typical scenario on the beach and discovered it was a fantastic metaphor for indiscernible lapses in aseptic technique.
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