Pharmaceutical companies in Vietnam pursue EU-GMP

EU GMP is a standard of good manufacturing practice for medicines issued by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), covering all principles and standards to control activities or problems occurring in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in order to ensure the safety, efficacy, stability, and uniformity of each batch of products. Advantages of

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Indonesia and Vietnam have great potential in investment and market access development for pharmaceutical and medical devices

The 21st International Medical, Hospital, and Pharmaceutical Exhibition (Medi-Pharm Expo), which was held in Ho

Moderna’s transition after its remarkable success with Covid vaccine

With the introduction of the mARN vaccine against corona virus, Moderna earned a huge profit

Current status of cancer and the potential of cancer treatment development in Vietnam

Did you know that cancer is the major cause of death, disability, and medical burden

Merck KGaA vs Merck & Co. (MSD): Which is “the real Merck”?

Believe it or not, there are 2 separate big names in the pharmaceutical industry which

Vietnam Ministry of Health encourages dosmetic pharma firms to produce rare medicines

At the Government’s regular press in September, Ms. Nguyen Thi Mi Huong, Deputy Minister of

Vietnam faces the risk of drug shortages in 2023

On September 8th, Mr. Do Xuan Tuyen – Deputy Minister of Health – said “More

Kaizen and Toyota success story

1. What is the Kaizen Method? Kaizen is a Japanese term that combines two words,

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Top 10 M&A deals of 2022 in the pharmaceutical industry

Nowadays, the pharmaceutical industry’s term M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) is no longer unfamiliar to readers.

Singapore – A “bright spot” for high-tech manufacturing in the Asian pharmaceutical industry

As we already know, Singapore is famous for being a global financial center. Recently, this

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Pregelatinized starch – Improvements in pharmaceutical preparation technology

1. Chemical structure Pregelatinized starch is partially or fully modified starch by chemical and mechanical reactions. The

Croscarmellose sodium – A super disintegrant excipient for the solid dosage forms

1. Chemical structure Croscarmellose sodium (CCS) is a cross-linked polymer of carboxymethyl cellulose sodium. 2.

Crospovidon – A well-known super-disintegrant in the pharmaceutical industry

1. Chemical structure Crospovidone is a cross-linked polymer of PVP, insoluble in water. 2. Pharmacopoeia

Carboxymethylcellulose Calcium – A solubility-enhancing excipient

1. Chemical structure Carboxymethylcellulose Calcium is a salt of calcium with the polycarboxymethyl ether of

Empagliflozin – A potential active for generic drug makers

Empagliflozin is an SGLT2 inhibitor currently used to treat type 2 diabetes under the brand

Apixaban – A potential API for generic drug makers

1. Overview [1]–[3] Apixaban is a new class of anticoagulant that blocks the clots forming

Co-processed excipients

Co-processed excipients are mixtures of different excipients that are physically treated to change their physical

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Pharmaceutical companies in Vietnam pursue EU-GMP

EU GMP is a standard of good manufacturing practice for medicines issued by the European

Data Integrity – The achilles heel in pharmaceutical factories

In 2022, many pharmaceutical factories were entangled in data integrity (DI) issues during inspections by

Cleaning validation in pharmaceutical manufacturing

Medicine is of significance for human well-being, thus, the pharmaceutical production process must adhere strictly

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The Federal Trade Commission warns drugmakers against improper patent filings

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning drug companies against improper patent filings, saying that

Circular No. 16/2023/TT-BYT about marketing authorization registration of contract manufactured medicine, medicine of technology transfer in Vietnam

This circular prescribes marketing authorization registration of contract manufactured medicine, medicine of technology transfer in

MHRA warns of new serious side effects of Dupixent®

On November 29, 2022, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced new serious

A FDA-approved product

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Interlock – An equipment in clean room

The environment is strictly controlled in pharmaceutical manufacturing plants to avoid microbiology and dust. Airlock

Production Batch Record – Part 2: Electronic Batch Record

In the previous post, SEN Pharma pointed out some limitations of paper batch records, which

Blow-Fill-Seal Technology

The drug liquid products have been one of the most popular dosage forms for centuries.

Production Batch Record – Part 1: The limitation of Paper Batch Records

A batch record is a mandatory GMP document in which every factor and action impacting

Multi-tip punches for tablet production

Increasing tablet output while ensuring pre-determined quality standards is the key task that drug makers

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Nitrosamine in pharmaceuticals

What do we know about N-nitroso compounds (NOCs)? NOCs were first discovered about 40 years

Potential applications of Raman

Principle When you shine a laser on an atom, the photon will excite the electron

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Planning and organising skills

Every day, we all have a lot of work to do, and the duration of

Tips to be happier at work

To be happy in life you need to be satisfied at work. Studies show that

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