CHEManager publishes the latest news and trends from the chemical industry. ChemistryViews is pleased to present this selection of the articles published this month in CHEManager Europe:
DSM’s Feike Sijbesma Named Humanitarian of the Year
DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma was named as the UN’s Humanitarian of the Year 2010. Find out about his efforts to put an end to hidden hunger around the world.
Focus on Rx-360
Rx-360 is an international pharmaceutical supply chain consortium launched in January 2009 with the aim of enhancing the security of the pharmaceutical supply chain and to assure the quality and authenticity of the products moving through the supply chain. We spoke to newly appointed chairwoman Lynne Byers about the group’s goals for 2011.
Transparent Communication in the Pharma Supply Chain Vital to Patient Safety
Infant formula laced with melamine, heparin tainted with oversulfated chondroitin sulfate, cough syrup contaminated with diethylene glycol have served as a wake-up call for both suppliers and manufacturers in the pharmaceutical industry and have made apparent the need for companies on both sides to work together to exchange information. Dr. Najib Sehat, Merck KGaA’s Rx-360 representative discusses the work the group has done and the problems that exist when it comes to regulating excipients.
Clariant to Build Innovation Center in Frankfurt
A warm, open building with an inviting aura as a home to R&D laboratories for the chemical industry – visitors strolling through any given industrial site aren’t likely to happen upon such juxtaposition. That is, unless, we find ourselves in Industriepark Höchst in Frankfurt, Germany, at the end of 2012. That’s when Clariant’s new innovation center will officially open, making it the home of the Swiss-based company’s global chemical R&D activities.
Supplier Controls in the Healthcare Industry
In the past five years, several contaminated products have led to patient and end-user injuries and death globally. Investigations into the causes of these adverse events found that, among other reasons, inadequate or poor supplier controls were a factor. Find out how two chemical companies are responding to the challenge.
Proper Intergration of PAT and Process Automation Vital for Going Green
In today’s world, the pharmaceutical and chemical industries face major challenges including globalization, environmental regulation, and shortening product life cycle. Breakthroughs in process operations and modeling have been necessary for achieving energy and material efficiency gains.