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Pharmaceutical technology

Crystals of high quality

The capacity to obtain high quality active ingredients in the crystalline form is crucial to ensure the technological and performance profile of the finished medicinal product. We discussed with the experts the main features of a good crystallisation process

Health inspections and controls on medicines

Several medicinal products are subjected to Custom controls upon their arrival at the destination airport. USMAF is the Italian health inspector authority responsible for such controls at the Italian borders

Drug interactions deserve deeper attention

Treatment guidelines currently in use are generally based on mono-therapies. The debate is open as for the need to consider also drug interactions, a frequent occurrence in polytherapy regimes
Pharmaceutical raw materials

A special chance for innovation and investments

The unique macroeconomical framework should help the Italian manufacturers of pharmaceutical raw materials to strengthen their leading position in the field. Investments and institutional support is needed to overcome the bottlenecks that still slow down foreign investments in Italy. The president of Aschimfarma Gian Mario Baccalini comments the current trends.
Clean room validation

A safe environment for safe drugs

The clear room validation is a critical point in the global validation of the production process for sterile drugs. Many factors should be considered, together with accurate risk analysis and process planning. Future might see different approaches to clean room validation
HPAPI containment

Trends in risk containment

High potency active pharmaceutical ingredients are often highly toxic and need special layouts for production equipment in order to ensure worker’s security. Containment measures have reached maturity and can be personalised according to company’s needs
Nicholas A. Peppas

Excellence in drug delivery

The famous scientist has a long history of innovation in biomedical engineering, drug delivery and controlled release systems. He has been awarded the Giulio Natta Medal in Chemical Engineering by the Politecnico of Milan


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