Process Validation and Its Need in the Biotechnology Industry

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This is a guest post from Edward Simpson, a seasoned calibration and technical engineer. Do you have a response to Edward’s post? Respond in the comments section below. Process validation is a crucial component of cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) in industries concerned with public health and safety, such as pharma, bio-pharma and biotech.  What […]


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Drug Patent Expirations for Sep 29, 2016

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. TRIZIVIR (abacavir sulfate; lamivudine; zidovudine) Viiv Hlthcare Patent number: 6,417,191 Expiration Date: Sep 28, 2016 TRIUMEQ (abacavir sulfate; dolutegravir sodium; lamivudine) Viiv Hlthcare Patent number: 6,417,191 […]


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Drug Patent Expirations for Sep 22, 2016

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. JENTADUETO XR (linagliptin; metformin hydrochloride) Boehringer Ingelheim Patent number: 6,340,475 Expiration Date: Sep 19, 2016 JENTADUETO XR (linagliptin; metformin hydrochloride) Boehringer Ingelheim Patent number: 6,635,280 Expiration […]


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Drug Patent Expirations for Sep 15, 2016

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. KYTRIL (granisetron hydrochloride) Roche Patent number: 5,952,340 Expiration Date: Sep 14, 2016 AZILECT (rasagiline mesylate) Teva Patent number: 6,126,968 Expiration Date: Sep 18, 2016 DrugPatentWatch provides […]


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Making sense of drug names

This is a guest post from DrugPatentWatch. Do you have a response to DrugPatentWatch’s post? Respond in the comments section below. A drug by any other name would work just as well… In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, Juliet uses the phrase “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet” to argue […]


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Formulary Best Practice: Cost Containment through Generic Drugs

This is a guest post from DrugPatentWatch. Do you have a response to DrugPatentWatch’s post? Respond in the comments section below. Effects of generic competition in pharmaceuticals are more complex than they used to be Cost containment has been a major aspect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with incentives for reducing hospital readmissions and pressure […]


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Drug Patent Expirations for Sep 8, 2016

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. ACZONE (dapsone) Allergan Inc Patent number: 6,060,085 Expiration Date: Sep 11, 2016 ACZONE (dapsone) Allergan Inc Patent number: 6,620,435 Expiration Date: Sep 11, 2016 ACZONE (dapsone) […]


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Where are drugs invented? Globalization in the pharmaceutical industry

This is a guest post from DrugPatentWatch. Do you have a response to DrugPatentWatch’s post? Respond in the comments section below. This is the first of DrugPatentWatch‘s publications profiling the locations of pharmaceutical innovation. The location of drug development is important for two reasons. Firstly, it is important to track the global spread of innovation. Much […]


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Believing in Unicorns…and Valuing Them

This is a guest post from Rajan Pragani, an FDA scientist, as part of his final project the the NIH’s TECH 566 class . Dr. Pragani contributed to this blog post in his personal capacity. The views expressed are his own and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the […]


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Drug Patent Expirations for Sep 1, 2016

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. ORACEA (doxycycline) Galderma Labs Lp Patent number: 5,789,395 Expiration Date: Aug 30, 2016 ORACEA (doxycycline) Galderma Labs Lp Patent number: 5,919,775 Expiration Date: Aug 30, 2016 […]


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