Pharma & Device Forum 2024: Overview & Recap
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Pharma & Device Forum 2024: Overview & Recap

The 2024 Pharma & Device Forum was held on May 23-24 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in Victoria, Australia. This was an important gathering of pharmaceutical manufacturing and medical device industry professionals including business owners, quality managers, operations experts, product developers and cleanroom engineers. This is a “for industry, by industry” life…

Professional Development Opportunities
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Professional Development Opportunities

When considering paying for personnel to attend industry conferences & networking events, decision-makers often focus on attendance costs and ‘downtime’. They forget to consider the productivity increases and financial benefits of investing in professional development opportunities (PD events) for their employees. PD events are best viewed as an ‘uptime’ opportunity because time spent with industry…

PIC/S Guide Update and Annex 16 Adoption: Navigating Australia’s Pharmaceutical Landscape

PIC/S Guide Update and Annex 16 Adoption: Navigating Australia’s Pharmaceutical Landscape

Australia is set to make a significant step in enhancing the safety and efficacy of medicinal products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and sunscreens with a planned update to its manufacturing principles. As of 3rd June 2024, the country will transition to PIC/S Guide to GMP – 1 February 2022, PE009-16, with exclusions from Annexes 4,…

Topical Ophthalmic Drug Products Quality Considerations – Guidance for Industry

Topical Ophthalmic Drug Products Quality Considerations – Guidance for Industry

In the intricate realm of pharmaceuticals, where precision and safety are paramount, the FDA’s “Quality Considerations for Topical Ophthalmic Drug Products Guidance for Industry” serves as a beacon. Topical ophthalmic drugs play a pivotal role in managing ocular conditions, ranging from infections to glaucoma. Ensuring the quality of these products is not just a regulatory…

As a Technical Document Writer, is there still value in using the Australian Government Style Manual in the age of AI?  
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As a Technical Document Writer, is there still value in using the Australian Government Style Manual in the age of AI?  

Available either in print or online, the Australian Government Style Manual was created by the Australia Public Service Commission and is a reference that directs technical document writers in the appropriate use of language, such as use of spelling (especially those American Z’s), grammar, punctuation and writing conventions. It is also equally useful for scientific…