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Taking Clinical Research Courses? The Importance of Subject Screening in Clinical Trials

If you’re interested in clinical research, you’ll probably be responsible for facilitating a clinical trial throughout your career. Clinical trials are research studies conducted with people. They are used by researchers as a means of determining the effectiveness of a new drug, medical device, or another form of treatment for public use. Clinical trials are vital in the field of medical research, as they are the primary method of obtaining useful information about how a treatment behaves in humans.  As a clinical researcher conducting clinical trials, one of the processes you may be responsible for organizing is subject screening. Subject.. READ MORE »

3 Fields Where You Can Apply Your HPLC Training

HPLC stands for High-Performance Liquid Chromatography – a technique for separating organic compounds in order to analyze them. Today, it can be used for separation, identification, purification, and quantification. Due to its accuracy and precision, HPLC has become a popular method of examining samples across many industries.  HPLC is frequently used in pharmaceutical research, as well as the health and food industries for analyzing the nutritional benefits of different foods and enforcing food safety standards. With the right training, you’ll be equipped to work in professional laboratories across various fields. Read on for a closer look at where your career.. READ MORE »

A Brief Guide to Global Regulatory Strategies for Students in Regulatory Affairs

The pharmaceutical industry is responsible for the development and distribution of medical drugs. Bringing a drug to the market involves navigating a range of different compliance issues.  When a new product is developed globally, pharmaceutical companies are tasked with creating and implementing a regulatory strategy.  As the market is constantly evolving, the government regulations of a country are subject to change. To navigate this, knowledge of the global market conditions from the perspective of both healthcare providers and patients is essential when outlining a regulatory strategy. With an effective strategy in place, industry professionals save time and money, while improving.. READ MORE »

Exploring the Impact of Ultrasonic Energy for Cannabis Quality Assurance

Quality departments within the cannabis market are responsible for conducting and monitoring activities that affect the quality, safety, or efficacy of cannabis products. Related to this area, ultrasonic energy has a number of uses in both cannabis testing and production labs. Ultrasonic energy has long been an excellent method of cleaning lab equipment and removing contaminants from virtually any product, but it can be used in several ways to ensure that a cannabis product is of the highest quality.  For that reason, many cannabis businesses today are turning to ultrasonic energy to extract and process their cannabis products. For those.. READ MORE »

Prepare for Cannabis Quality Assurance Careers by Exploring Cannabis Extraction at the Cannabis 360 Conference

Cannabis extraction plays a key role in the cannabis industry, contributing to the development of various popular cannabis products—including traditional concentrates like shatter and wax as well as other products like vaporizer cartridges and cannabis oil. Here, quality assurance is essential, ensuring that manufacturing efforts are compliant.  Those interested in pursuing careers in this field can attend the AAPS Cannabis 360 Conference on September 9, where a panel discussion on cannabis extraction, contamination concerns, and remediation methods will take place in the afternoon. Bringing together over ten top companies and over 15 industry experts, the Cannabis 360 Conference offers you.. READ MORE »

How CRISPR is Changing Biotechnology: An Overview for Students in Regulatory Affairs

Many industries are at the cusp of change as technology continues to grow, introducing new tools that can significantly impact people’s health. Similarly, biotechnology is becoming a larger part of the pharmaceutical industry, thus impacting regulatory requirements.  Individuals keen on developing a stronger understanding of these requirements can explore the field of regulatory affairs—studying a wide range of regulations and standards, including regulatory legislation and practices, that shape the development and quality of pharmaceutical goods. This includes biologics and biotechnology products, like CRISPR, which have the power to change the future of the pharmaceutical industry.  Read on to discover how.. READ MORE »

How COVID is Changing the Landscape for Regulatory Affairs Program Graduates

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unforeseen changes to global drug development and its regulatory processes. As the effects of the pandemic continue to linger around the world, the need to understand the virus and develop treatments at a rapid pace has provided new learning opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry. Companies have glimpsed ways they can improve upon traditional methods to offer a competitive service, while complying with industry regulations. The need for global platforms, decentralized trials, efficient technology, and adaptable regulations are among some of the top concerns being addressed by the industry since the arrival of.. READ MORE »

Pursuing Cannabis Careers? Learn about Quality in Cannabis Edibles at the Cannabis 360 Conference

As the cannabis industry in Canada continues to grow, users are seeking new and alternative methods of consumption. Edibles are at the forefront of this trend, offering numerous forms through which consumers can reap the effects of cannabis. Working with food, however, brings a host of new challenges and requirements. Food safety protocols must now be applied to a growing area of the cannabis industry. In compliance, cannabis producers are looking for systemic approaches to ensuring food safety during the manufacturing of edible cannabis products.  The Cannabis 360 Conference, hosted by AAPS, is an exciting opportunity to delve into the.. READ MORE »

Earning an HPLC Certification? Here’s an Overview of Technological Transfer Protocols

A technology transfer is a common occurrence in the pharmaceutical industry. It happens when a company wants to switch their operations from an existing manufacturing site to a new manufacturing facility. In that event, the manufacturing process and analytical methods must also be transferred between units, for the sake of consistency.  Technology transfer between units is an essential process of the pharmaceutical industry when a new drug moves from the pilot batch to a large-scale commercial batch. These protocols are needed to promote successful progress between manufacturing stages: from drug discovery to product development to clinical trials to commercialization. For.. READ MORE »

Dissolution Testing Challenges, and How Pharmaceutical Quality Control Students Can Overcome Them

Dissolution testing is a process that helps determine a drug’s effectiveness as well as how much of the drug can enter systemic circulation before reaching its destination. This kind of testing, also known as drug release testing, is critical for ensuring quality control and the drug’s proper development, particularly with solid oral dosage forms. However, this procedure isn’t without its challenges, especially when the data from these tests is used in order to receive approval for commercialization. Although dissolution testing is typically done via standardized processes, there are several obstacles that can arise along the way, potentially delaying those processes… READ MORE »