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Clean pharmaceutical equipment based on TACT circle principles

Equipment design and cleaning procedures play big role in thorough sterilization and cleaning
Sterilization or sanitization procedures are typically meant to kill bacteria in a system. In addition, equipment is cleaned to remove residues from previous product batches and is subsequently flushed to remove cleaning liquids. But to ensure safe and efficient sterilization and cleaning, appropriate procedures aren’t enough. The right equipment improves cost efficiency, as well as patient safety.
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Explosion at Quebec pharmaceutical plant kills three

QUEBEC, Canada — A third person has died from injuries sustained during an explosion and fire at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Quebec, the Toronto Sun reported. Marc Couture,
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GlaxoSmithKline wins top prize at IChemE Awards

MANCHESTER, UK — GlaxoSmithKline clinched the top prize at the IChemE 2012 Awards last week in recognition of its “radical change in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals,” the Institution of
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Mexican pharma company Neolpharma buys Pfizer plant in Puerto Rico

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — Mexican pharmaceutical company Neolpharma has purchased a Puerto Rico factory owned by Pfizer that was set to close at the end of 2012, Fox News
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Sartorius opens bioreactor production facility in Germany

GUXHAGEN, Germany — Sartorius, the Goettingen, Germany-based laboratory and pharmaceutical supplier, formally opened its new plant in Guxhagen in northern Hesse for the manufacture of bioreactors. After approximately one
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Takeda completes Russian pharmaceutical manufacturing facility

ZURICH, Switzerland — Zurich-based Takeda Pharmaceutical International has completed construction at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Yaroslavl, Russia. The Company invested approximately $97 million in the 24,000m2 production plant,
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‘Gutter oil’ at center of Chinese pharmaceutical scandal

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are investigating claims that some of the country’s pharmaceutical manufacturers are using “gutter oil,” or reprocessed kitchen waste dredged from restaurant chains, to make antibiotics,
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Chinese government cracks down on counterfeit drugs

BEIJING — The Chinese government is stepping up its efforts to crack down on the country’s counterfeit drug market, Bloomberg reported. According to the Ministry of Public Security, authorities
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Former WuXi PharmaTech employee arrested for chemical theft

SHANGHAI — Chinese pharmaceutical and biotech company WuXi PharmaTech today commented on the conviction of a former employee for the theft of chemical compounds. In 2011, a junior employee
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Asia’s biggest drugmaker plunges in Tokyo trading

TOKYO — Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asia’s biggest drugmaker, fell 4.3% in Tokyo trading after forecasting a 40% drop in operating profit, Bloomberg reported. The fall was the most in
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