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Technical Writing Tips for Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Students

One aspect of pharmaceutical quality assurance that is very important, and that anyone working in the industry should be aware of, is technical writing. Technical writing is different from other kinds of writing, because it is focused first and foremost on clarity. Long sentences and descriptions might work well in an article or book, but not for a piece of technical writing. Whether you find yourself working with Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), Master Batch Records (MBRs), or other pieces of writing, clarity and accuracy will be essential. With a few helpful hints, you’ll be on track to writing these documents.. READ MORE »

October 8, 2019

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Seed-to-Sale Software for Students in Cannabis Retailer Training

If you’re looking to get a cannabis retailer certification soon, you may be interested to learn about the many capabilities of seed to sale software. Read on!

October 3, 2019

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A History of How HPLC Became Common in Pharmaceutical Testing

High Performance Liquid Chromatography is used in many industries including in the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic, and the environmental sectors. The history of HPLC begins with the invention of chromatography itself, just after the turn of the 20th century. It has since evolved to become the liquid chromatography we know and use today. If you’re hoping to work with testing in the pharmaceutical industry, you may be interested to know the history of how HPLC came to be. Interestingly, many of the developments along HPLC’s journey came from industry professionals and not from university researchers or professors. Read on to learn.. READ MORE »

October 1, 2019

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2 Things to Know About Grinding Cannabis If You Want to Become a Cannabis Retailer

Grinding cannabis is important and allows for even burning. If you want to apply for a cannabis retail licence, read on to learn more about cannabis grinding!

September 26, 2019

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A Guide to Different Types of Fats for Students Pursuing a Diploma in Nutrition

If you’re pursuing a career in nutrition, you’re probably aware of these macronutrients: Protein Carbohydrates Fat Within each of these categories a wealth of variety exists, serving different purposes and offering various benefits when added to a diet. There are two kinds of fat widely heard of in mainstream discourse: Saturated fats, which usually exist as solids at room temperature Unsaturated fats, which usually exist as liquids at room temperature Sometimes, saturated fats are dissolved in unsaturated fats, so that the two types coexist in an item. Fats are essential in the human diet for healthy organs and cell growth,.. READ MORE »

September 24, 2019

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Going to Apply for a Cannabis Licence? Learn About Hydroponics for Cannabis Farming

After your program, you may choose to work in cannabis production or retail. If you pursue a career in retail, Health Canada regulations prohibit you from growing your own cannabis plants. Even if you won’t be doing this step yourself, you may still be interested in the process. Knowing how things are produced is excellent background knowledge. There are many different aspects to cannabis farming. Hydroponics is one technique that uses water filled with nutrients to grow cannabis without soil. Read on to learn more about this interesting technique. Cannabis Cultivation and How it Works Cannabis cultivation is traditionally done.. READ MORE »

September 19, 2019

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What Students in Clinical Research Programs Should know about Protein Chemistry

When you study pharmaceutical biotechnology in your clinical research studies, you will learn about protein chemistry as a part of developing your understanding of fundamental concepts of biotechnology. The chemistry of proteins, combined with microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics, provides foundational knowledge that is applicable to strategies used in research and drug safety. If you choose to work in clinical research, drug safety, or pharmacovigilance, these fundamentals will support the work you do. Understanding proteins is important to a career in pharmaceuticals. Proteins are essential to chemical processes that support life and are integral to many functions of the human.. READ MORE »

September 17, 2019

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Getting a Cannabis Retailer Licence? Here’s What to Know About Decarboxylation

While edibles are not currently sold in retail locations, they will be legally sold in Canada starting mid-December, 2019. Decarboxylation is the first step in making an edible item that uses cannabis. It is done by heating the product over a long period of time at a low temperature. Read on for more about decarboxylation! Decarboxylation Chemistry Explained for Students Who Want to Start a Cannabis Retail Business Decarboxylation converts THCA, which is not intoxicating, into THC, which is intoxicating. The chemical reaction changes it into an ingredient that has potency when added to food. Decarboxylation creates a chemical reaction.. READ MORE »

September 12, 2019

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Why a Global Pharmacovigilance Network Is Important in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines pharmacovigilance as: “The science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem.” It monitors the safety of all medicines, aiming to prevent Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) and improve upon the effectiveness and safety of drugs through monitoring. Pharmacovigilance occurs on a local, national, and international level. Thanks to the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring, pharmacovigilance is improved by a global collaborative network. The network spans over 150 countries. Read on for more background on pharmacovigilance, why it matters, and the role of a.. READ MORE »

September 10, 2019

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A Look at Roadside Tests If You Want to Open a Cannabis Store

Since recreational cannabis has become legal in Canada, there has been a discussion around impaired driving and how to test for it. The first testing device to be approved for use by Canadian police was the Drager DrugTest 5000. A second device, the Abbott SoToxa, has now been approved as of June 2019. Almost one year elapsed between the first and second devices’ approvals. Both devices are designed to detect presence of THC. Since they can’t measure impairment of a driver, they are only used to tell if a driver has recently used cannabis. The testing needs to be combined.. READ MORE »

September 5, 2019

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