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…

Why do Pharmaceutical Warehouses require a controlled environment?
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Why do Pharmaceutical Warehouses require a controlled environment?

Pharmaceutical warehouses are critical components of the pharmaceutical supply chain. A warehouse associated with a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility will typically be used for the storage of: Storage Condition Requirements for Pharmaceutical Warehouses Most of the pharmaceutical raw materials and finished products will have specified storage conditions requirements such as temperature, humidity, and light exposure. The…

Cosmetic FDA Regulations (MoCRA)
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Cosmetic FDA Regulations (MoCRA)

New FDA regulations for cosmetic products: Updates to the US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and Title 21 USC 364 (FDA Cosmetic Regulations). MoCRA: FDA cosmetic manufacturing regulations MoCRA: Effective date for FDA Cosmetic Regulations Most of the provisions in MoCRA take effect at the close of 2023. These include mandatory facility…

Vapour-phase Hydrogen Peroxide Systems
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Vapour-phase Hydrogen Peroxide Systems

Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV) or Vapour-phase Hydrogen Peroxide Systems (VHP) as it’s more commonly known, has been used for many years as a contactless method of decontaminating cleanrooms and hospitals. It has also seen use most recently in indoor public spaces of known virus or bacteria contaminated sites such as the recent outbreaks of Covid-19…

mRNA Vaccines – Understanding how they work and are manufactured
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mRNA Vaccines – Understanding how they work and are manufactured

To start understanding mRNA vaccines we need to begin with talking about viruses. Although viruses fall under the field of microbiology, they are not considered as true living organisms in the conventional sense, as they cannot exist without a living host cell. Our school Biology textbooks define living things as displaying seven characteristics: Respiration Movement…