With the inter-connectedness of the internet, professionals can now choose to up-skill and re-skill from the comfort of their homes. It’s possible to become educated in complex, interesting pharmaceutical subjects without needing to physically attend a class. This carries many benefits, including: Saving time on travel to and from school Attending class from a comfortable environment Constant access to course materials Flexibility of location However, online courses may present difficulties in terms of self-direction. Because it is ultimately up to the student whether they study, attend online lectures, and remain focused on the subject, it may be easier for some.. READ MORE »
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are essential to pharmaceutical quality assurance. These practices are systematic procedures developed to prove consistency, safety, and efficacy. GMPs are the part of quality assurance that ensures pharmaceutical products are produced and controlled consistently, in a way that meets quality standards. Failure investigations are an important part of GMPs. These investigative procedures are activated whenever an aspect of production deviates from the quality assurance practices in place. Read on to find out three facts about failure investigations. Failure Investigations Identify the Root Causes of Deviation These investigations attempt to get to the root cause of an.. READ MORE »
Dissolution testing is a process where pharmaceutical products such as oral drugs are tested for quality control purposes, to help determine how quickly the drug is released, and aid multiple other aspects of its development. Without this form of testing, a drug’s efficacy would be much harder to gauge. Knowing how to test solid oral dosage forms and evaluate their performance is a great skill to learn for anyone pursuing a career in food and pharmaceutical research and development. But how has this process come to be? And how do oral drug products such as capsules and tablets go through.. READ MORE »
Graduates of a research and development program can work in many different areas of the pharmaceutical industry. Whether working in a testing laboratory or for a pharmaceutical company, it’s important that any research you conduct adheres to the standards laid out by the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines. GCP guidelines are set out by the International Council on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). These international quality standards govern the designing, conducting, and reporting of clinical trials that involve human subjects. With its roots in the Declaration of Helsinki and the Belmont Report, GCP guidelines have.. READ MORE »
In your pharmaceutical quality assurance career, you may from time to time encounter issues that impact a drug’s quality and performance. Health Canada recognizes this reality, and has outlined steps that pharmaceutical companies must take to deal with these issues in its good manufacturing practices guide for drug products. However, delivering detailed investigation reports shortly after a deviation occurs is not an easy task. That’s why it’s important to fully understand these reports, so that you’re well-equipped to deal with manufacturing inconsistencies when they arise. Ready to get started? Read on to learn all about deviation investigation reports! What Is.. READ MORE »
The pharmaceutical industry is an innovative and rapidly evolving sector, but one area of advancement that some pharmaceutical students may be less familiar with is the recent and ongoing development of smart packaging. Smart packaging can be used for a number of purposes. It could help increase patient compliance, which is a benefit not only for pharmaceutical companies but also for patients themselves. It could offer a form of validation to help consumers steer clear of counterfeit drugs, which can pose substantial health risks. It could also offer consumers information about whether a product has been tampered with and whether.. READ MORE »
There is much to look forward to when pursuing a career in pharmaceuticals. You’ll be entering a cutting-edge field always seeking to improve and uncover innovative new treatments. You’ll have the opportunity to challenge yourself and grow professionally. And perhaps most important of all, you’ll have the opportunity to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of others. What many students and graduates may not look forward to is the job application process, whether navigating interviews or trying to craft the perfect cover letter. Fortunately, caring colleges offer plenty of services to students. At AAPS, students even have.. READ MORE »
Health Canada lays down thorough labelling guidelines for pharmaceutical products, so here’s a helpful guide for those in quality control courses.
High Performance Liquid Chromatography, otherwise known as HPLC, is a method used for separating the compounds in a substance in order to test, analyze, measure, and quantify them. HPLC is a highly accurate testing method, which is why it’s becoming extremely popular for testing—especially in the pharmaceutical industries. If you’re considering enrolling in a professional training program but are unsure of which one to choose, you should consider HPLC training. There are plenty of reasons why there’s no better time than the present to enroll. The industry is booming, there are plenty of job options for new graduates, and salaries.. READ MORE »
Researchers have developed a prototype that manufactures pharmaceuticals in a new way, potentially changing the pharmaceutical production industry forever.