Industry Insights

  1. Implantable Drug-Eluting Devices: A Novel Approach To Patient Care

    Implantable drug-eluting devices, or implantable drug delivery systems, can provide several unique advantages over many convention drug delivery systems such as site specific drug delivery, lower dosage requirements, and improved patient compliance. Applications for drug eluting devices include diabetes management, contraception, HIV/AIDS prevention, chronic pain management, cardiology, and more. This white paper presents developmental and commercial examples of non-biodegradable drug-eluting devices, and discusses the versatile properties of thermoplastic polyurethanes, specifically Lubrizol LifeScience’s Pathway™ TPU Excipients for the development of effective drug delivery systems.

  2. Reducing Costs And Improving Adherence For Self-Administration Of New Biologics

    There is a growing trend toward wearable injectors for bolus delivery in order to help improve adherence and lower the costs of therapy. The findings of a clinical study at a major multinational pharmaceutical company say that a 5 minute subcutaneous injection was equivalent in efficacy to a 2.5 hour IV infusion. Bolus injectors, such as the West SmartDose® electronic wearable injector, can help to address the challenges of other IV injections.

  3. What Cleanroom Cleaning Detergents Are Recommended For Medical Device Manufacturing?

    Q: We are in the process of building a cleanroom for medical device manufacturing.  What detergents do you recommend?

  4. What Does Free Rinsing Detergent Mean?

    Q. What does free rinsing detergent mean?

  5. Removing Silicone Grease From Syringes

    Q. We are looking for a more efficient way of cleaning silicone grease off syringes. What do you recommend?

  6. Removal Of Water Spots & Oil On Pharma & Laboratory Glassware

    Q. We see white water spots on cleaned and depyrogenated vials. Looks to be scale from the washer. Do you have a recommended cleaning agent for vial washing? I am told that use of detergents is not an industry norm. We also have baked on process fluids (oils) and would like to know if it is an industry norm to use detergents to remove such substances from glass vials used for injectable drugs. Can you provide me any literature on the subject?

  7. Cleaning Detergents For Stainless Steel Dishwashers

    Q. What kind of cleaner options can you provide which can be safely be used in stainless steel dishwashers?

  8. Residue Testing Using UV And HPLC Methods

    Q. We are interested in Alconox® detergent for cleaning during our production process. Since we produce several kinds of medicine, we need to be sure Alconox® do not leave any residue after cleaning. We want to test the residue of Alconox® by UV method or HPLC method. Could you send reference or guide on these methods?

  9. Residue Testing With pH Strips

    Q. Can I use pH paper to confirm cleaning and rinsing of labware to comply with lab accreditation requirements?

  10. Cleaning pH Probes & Dissolved Oxygen Probes

    Q. Which Alconox, Inc. brand cleaner is well suited for cleaning pH and dissolved oxygen probes?