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Pharmaceutical Engineering - July/August 2008

Table of Contents: Articles
Increased Process Understanding Through Monitoring and Scale-Down Models: Case Study of a Cell Culture Harvest Fluid Titration and Filtration Process
by Kurt Yanagimachi, Corey Dodge, and Marisa Hewitt
This article presents a case study demonstrating the use of detailed process monitoring and scale-down modeling in determining the root causes of yield losses in the manufacture of a therapeutic enzyme and identifying alternative technologies to improve the manufacturing process.
Case Study: Parenteral Facility Upgrade Project with Fill Line Install
by Keith Weseli and Michael DiGiovanni
This article presents a case study illustrating project management and commissioning and qualification processes that allowed for accelerated completion of a renovation project.
Integrating Industrial Engineering and Lean Techniques at a Contract Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
by Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi, Cyrus Agarabi, Thomas Needham, and Sirine A. Saleem
This article presents the application of industrial engineering and lean techniques to a contract pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
Retrofitting CIP into API Plants
by Nigel A. Fletcher
This article describes the physical modifications and additions retrofitted into existing plants to incorporate CIP technology and some of the techniques that can be used to ‘stretch’ the existing CIP systems for best effect.
Solving the Terminology Conundrum
by Robert Adamson, Nuala Calnan, Robert E. Chew, and Steven J. Wisniewski
This article discusses the terms “commissioning,” “qualification,” and “verification.” Do the terms refer to the same or different ideas? How should the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries use these terms in a consistent and meaningful way? This article provides a compilation of how these terms are used in regulations and by various industries, and provides a proposal for clear definitions to be used as ISPE updates and creates Baseline® Guides.


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