Pharmaceutical Technology Europe. Aug2016, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p30-32. 3p.
Rapid prototyping, Three-dimensional printing, Solid dosage forms, and Dosage forms of drugs
The article reports that three-dimensional printing (3DP) permits unique benefits to be built into solid-dosage forms. It says that 3DP is sometimes called additive manufacturing because it involves exactly adding layer on top of layer to build a 3D object. It adds that Aprecia's Spritam (levetiracetam) tablets for oral suspension for treatment of seizures in adults and children with epilepsy became the first 3D-printed drug approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
THREE-dimensional printing, EYEGLASS frames, EYEGLASSES, 3-D printers, and RAPID prototyping
The article reports on three-dimensional (3D) printing of eyeglass frame. The author recommends watching the video featuring Camden Goodhew, an 11th grader who uses 3D printer to print his own eyeglass frame. The video can be accessed through www.bit.ly/3dframes. The author states that as of June 2013, 3D printing is not a new concept because it has been around for three decades.
NEAR infrared spectroscopy, SPECTRUM analysis instruments, TELECOMMUNICATION, INFRARED spectroscopy, NEAR infrared reflectance spectroscopy, RAPID prototyping, and INDUSTRIAL research
The article presents the third part of the series article on the development of miniature mid-infrared spectrometers. In this context, the author summarizes some of the conventional approaches to miniaturizing near-infrared (NIR) spectrometers. Information about how micro-optoelectro-mechanical systems and telecommunications photonics are poised to revolutionize NIR spectroscopy with a new generation of miniature instruments.
Information about several topics discussed at the event called Pittcon 2008 is presented. There were some interesting new products and there was a continuation of some trends observed in the previous year. Moreover, a welcome increase in Raman products and quite a broadening of products for Raman spectroscopy has been introduced.
LENSES, RAPID prototyping, OPTICAL industry, and OPTOMETRY
The author discusses lens design customization and freeform manufacturing in the U.S. optical industry. The trend, which involves the ability to adjust to particular factors in patients, is expected to continue and develop to be the standard in successful optometric practices. The benefits of freeform manufacturing include the enhancement of the customization of progressive lenses, which can help improve vision through the reduction of power error and aberrations in the wavefront.
The article focuses on the corporate capabilities of Enwave Optronics Inc. to meet the demands for spectroscopy in terms of the market, facilities and products and services in Irvine, California. The firm is engaged in the creation of high performance and affordable Raman spectroscopy solutions intended for the education, research and pharmaceutical sector. Moreover, the firm is engaged in providing full design, prototyping and technical support.
LC-GC Europe; Oct2008 Chromatography & the Enviro, p16-16, 1p
MANUFACTURING processes, CHROMATOGRAPHIC analysis, RAPID prototyping, and PRODUCT management
The article focuses on the manufacturing process of EcoSEC, a compact, all in-one GPC/SEC system, from Tosoh Bioscience GmbH and PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH. The micro GPC/SEC column dimensions are 4.6 millimeter (mm) of inner diameter and 250 mm of column length, much smaller than those of analytical columns. The system is operated with WinGPC Unity macromolecular chromatography data system (MCDS).
MEDICAL care, INTELLECT, RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER security, and NEW product development
This article presents a recognition to the accomplishments of healthcare pioneers creates a host of special memories. The author says that something in healthcare really captures his imagination. He is frequently amazed by the innovation, intelligence and dedication often people who work in this industry, but once in a while something special will happen. The most recent example was learning about a new product from WholeSecurity Inc., an Austin,Texas-based technology company. Their products defend against malicious threats such as worms, Trojan horses and other forms of "crimeware."
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations in the pharmaceutical industry, COMMERCIAL products, LASERS, SYRINGES, and RAPID prototyping
Gives an update of innovations and new products in the field of pharmaceutical science and technology. Tamper-evident version of the "UltraSafe Passive Delivery System" from Safety Syringes, Inc.; "Toftejorg" line of automated tank cleaning equipment from Alfa Laval; Laser coders "SmartLase" 110 and 130 from Markem.
Drug formularies, Tablets (Medicine), Dosage forms of drugs, Drug granulation, and Soil densification
The article focuses on the aspects of the reformulation of tablet through wet granulation process. Topics discussed include the role of micronization on the improvement of powder flow, bulk density, and tableting properties for the reformulation work, the granulation process which involve densification of the powder, and the drug prototyping.
DATA entry, COMPUTER users, TRAINING, and ORGANIZATION
The article describes the case for incorporating eLearning strategies as an integral part of deploying electronic data capture solutions. The eLearning solution has the ability for users to repeat a training course and take a test repeatedly to gain mastery of the materials. It should support multiple outputs, ranging from test scripts used for prototyping to instructor notes, assessment exercises and job aides. It should make it easy to update and customize content. Its ability to create customer solutions helps build stronger relations with the contact research organizations. The greatest benefits from eLearning are obtained when an organization embraces the technology to create living documents that evolve with the product.
FILTERS & filtration, EQUIPMENT & supplies, and HIGH performance liquid chromatography
The article provides information on Connecticut based organization Mott Corporation, which manufactures high precision filtration and flow control instruments, and talks of three dimension printing of fluid control products, prototyping, and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC).
Packaging equipment, Aseptic packaging, and Leak detectors
The article offers information on the rommelag USA Inc., which specializes in packaging solutions for pharmaceutical industry, which is located in Evergreen, Colorado. It says that the company offers services that include aseptic liquid fill, container development, and prototyping. It says that products of the company include leak detectors, finishing lines, and cap-welding machines.
The article profiles Enwave Optronics Inc., an innovative leader in high performance and affordable Raman spectroscopy solutions based in Irvine, California. The company provides solution for Raman applications from full design, prototyping, and manufacturing. The products of the company include the EZRaman Series, the ProRaman Series, and the MicroSense Series.
HUMAN skin color, SPECTROMETRY, MELANINS, HISPANIC Americans, and SKIN
The article presents a study on the use of diffuse reflectance spectrometry (DRS) to measure skin pigmentation. The study revealed that in the Hispanic population, there was a clear differentiation between the participants having skin prototype I and their DRS-defined melanin index. However, there was a big melanin index overlap when equating both methods of prototyping in skin types II to VI.