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Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 14h ago

Bacteria turn a tick's gut microbes against itself

Before infecting humans, tick-borne bacteria or viruses first have to get past a tick's defenses to colonize it. How this occurs is not well understood. To investigate, Yale researchers stud...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 1d ago

Understanding Airlocks for cGMP Facilities

The use of airlocks is a principle that is well-established in the design of cGMP facilities. Despite the apparent simplicity of inserting small rooms into the plan of a pharmaceutical manuf...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 2d ago

An Analysis Of FDA FY2016 Drug GMP Warning Letters

Pharmaceutical on-line has published a useful overview of FDA warning letters issued in 2016. This comes from Barbara Unger, Unger Consulting Inc.Here are the headline trends:The number of d...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 3d ago

Advanced Cooling Systems for Blood Product Storage Applications

Century Refrigeration announces that it designs custom, advanced cooling systems for blood product storage applications, including blood banks and laboratories. The customized nature of the ...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 4d ago

Update on Ebola Outbreak and Aftermath in West Africa

WHAT: Live-streamed panel discussion and Q&A with expert MSF medical and operations staffWHEN: Thursday, February 23, 8 p.m. Eastern Time (recording will be archived online here) WHERE: Regi...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 4d ago

Each animal species hosts a unique microbial community

Each animal species hosts its own, unique community of microbes that can significantly improve its health and fitness. This is the implication of a laboratory study that investigated four di...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 5d ago

Advances in Aseptic Blow-Fill-Seal Processing

Aseptic blow-fill-seal (B/F/S) systems for the processing of pharmaceutical liquids have experienced rapid and growing acceptance by the pharmaceutical industry over the past 20 years. This ...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 6d ago

The European approach to disinfectant qualification

Tim Sandle has written an overview of the European approach to disinfectant testing for the A3P publication La Vague.Here is the introduction:Contamination control is of great importance to ...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 1w ago

Does studying yellow fever offer Zika clues?

As cases of Zika virus increase there is considerable investigation and research into the virus. One area being looked at for clues is yellow fever virus. A second area involves the use of m...
Pharmaceutical Microbiology · 1W ago

Quick Laboratory Safety Tips

There is never a better time than now (excuse the cliche) to evaluate your laboratory safety procedures. For larger facilities, this can be a daunting task but necessary nonetheless. Regardl...