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Becoming an Effective Scientific Communicator During a Regulatory Affairs Program

The field of regulatory affairs is full of technicalities surrounding the development of pharmaceutical products. Regulatory professionals are responsible for liaising with pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers and global regulatory authorities to navigate the process of approving new products for the market.  While engaging with others in the global healthcare field, regulatory affairs professionals also work on developing important documentation that details pharmaceutical guidelines and reports. Both verbal and written communication are essential skills for anyone looking to lead scientific conversations that determine the approval of new products on the healthcare market. If you’re training in the field of regulatory affairs, discover.. READ MORE »

March 1, 2022

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Taking Pharma Courses? Discover the Basics of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls

In order to ensure the safety and consistency of the pharmaceutical products we consume, there must be procedures and standards in place that regulate their quality. If you’re considering a career in Quality Assurance, Pharmaceutical Analysis, or Regulatory Affairs, a significant component of your responsibilities will be ensuring that the processes you’re adhering to align with the defined standards. When it comes to understanding how the practices around the development of pharmaceutical products are maintained, the explanation starts with Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls, or CMC. CMC is integral to the drug development process itself, defining how manufacturers operate throughout the.. READ MORE »

February 22, 2022

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4 Interview Questions to Expect When Applying for Cannabis Careers

The job interview process can be nerve-wracking, but when you know what to expect, you’ll be able to speak about your experience and qualifications with confidence. If you’re pursuing a career in the cannabis industry, you’ll probably need to complete a job interview in order to find employment, whether you’re interested in becoming a Quality Assurance Associate, Processing Technician, Customer Service Representative, Sales Associate, Cultivation Technician or another role in the industry.  When applying for a cannabis career, not only are job interviews a great opportunity to showcase your skills but they’re also a chance for an employer to get.. READ MORE »

February 15, 2022

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Taking HPLC Courses? Here’s How You Can Apply Your Training to the Food Industry

When it comes to analyzing samples, HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography) is a technique that proves useful in a number of different situations and industries. HPLC is a process in which organic compounds of a sample are separated and analyzed in order to determine what compounds – and in what quantities – the sample contains. A highly accurate and precise technique, HPLC allows for both qualitative and quantitative analysis and can be applied for identification, purification and quantification, in addition to separation. If you’re considering HPLC training, your qualifications will enable you to enter a number of fields, including healthcare, pharma,.. READ MORE »

February 8, 2022

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Preclinical Vs. Nonclinical Studies: A Guide for Regulatory Affairs Students

If you’re studying regulatory affairs, you’ve probably already encountered a host of industry-specific terms used to denote different pharmaceutical practices, processes, compliances, measures, devices and more. Within the industry, agreed-upon definitions are developed in order to keep communication aligned and reduce misinterpretations. Upon entering a career in regulatory affairs, maintaining familiarity with common terms will not only help you to avoid confusion but to ensure the safe and lawful operation of the pharmaceutical organization you’re working with.  In the field of pharmaceutical development and regulatory affairs, there are some terms that are frequently conflated. While often used interchangeably in the.. READ MORE »

February 1, 2022

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What Those in Food Safety Training Should Know About Pasteurization

Food treatment is an important step in food production to maintain nutritional benefits and avoid harmful contamination. This includes the process of pasteurization, which is just one technique used for food conservation. A career in food safety will place you in a vital role in the food production process, where you’ll apply your specialized knowledge to implement fundamental qualities of food assurance.  Whether you want to brush up on your pre-existing skills, or are brand new to food safety and quality, the diploma program at AAPS will give you a hands-on approach to training in the field. With the state-of-the-art.. READ MORE »

January 25, 2022

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Why Staff Training Is Important in a Cannabis Retail Business

As a cannabis retail business owner, there are a few things that are essential to the smooth, safe and successful operation of your business. For one, it’s important to have a business plan in place, including tracking your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensuring that your finances are well managed. You’ll also want to have suppliers you can trust to deliver quality cannabis products in a timely manner. A clean, appealing shop in a good location doesn’t hurt either.  However, one of the most crucial aspects of your business comes down to the staff you hire and train. The skills.. READ MORE »

January 18, 2022

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How the Evolution of Labs Is Shaping Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance

Are you considering a career in the Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance industry? With training in this field, you’ll be qualified to work in pharmaceutical laboratories, utilizing many strategies to ensure that manufactured products and treatments are consistently safe for use. By conducting testing, overseeing manufacturing equipment and utilizing your knowledge of regulatory compliance, you can determine whether pharmaceutical products possess their intended characteristics and identity.  While Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) practices have been around for years within pharmaceutical laboratories, technology and other advancements have altered these processes significantly. Not only have labs evolved to improve.. READ MORE »

January 11, 2022

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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 »

January 4, 2022

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4 Tips to Improve Customer Experience in Your Cannabis Retail Business

If you’re launching a career in the cannabis industry, prioritizing the customer experience within your cannabis business will go a long way in helping you to create a sustainable and successful business model. As a term that encompasses all interactions between a business and its customers, customer experience is something that matters for each and every dispensary, no matter its size. Not only does the customer experience within a dispensary affect its legitimacy, but it can also influence levels of customer trust, satisfaction and loyalty. As a professional with a future in the cannabis industry, the better equipped you are.. READ MORE »

December 28, 2021

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