From The Corner Lab - Blog Posts

Why Test Raw Materials When The Supplier Provides A COA

Posted by Mary Oppel on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 @ 11:47 PM

Many raw material suppliers do only a fraction of their business with pharmaceutical, personal care products or cosmetics companies.  A raw material thus may have multiple uses. Consequently  specifications  may be  set to  ensure consistency of the material from lot to lot. However, the specification boundaries set by  a particular supplier, although consistent, can be  much wider than those acceptable for GMP manufacturing purposes. In addition, raw material suppliers may use their own internal analytical methods, rather than a compendial method, in support of a COA.

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Topics: C of A, Test Raw Materials, Raw Materials testing, Supplier C of A

A New Paradigm in Pharma R&D

Posted by Jim Menoutis on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 @ 11:38 PM

Recent news articles and industry analysts have discussed what’s wrong with and how to fix pharmaceutical industry R&D.  It's no secret the industry has suffered, and continues to do so, and that  innovation appears to have stalled with new drug approvals having slowed considerably. Add to this that the stock prices of the large pharmaceutical  companies are down and large numbers of  jobs have been lost in the last ten years. ,/span>

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Topics: drug development costs, pharma R&D