EIPG Journal

european Industrial Pharmacy
The electronic journal of the EIPG
European Industrial Pharmacy is the electronic journal of the European Industrial Pharmacists Group (EIPG). The journal contains articles, news and comments of special interest to pharmaceutical scientists and executives working in the European pharmaceutical and allied industries. It is independently managed, has a European Editorial Advisory Board, and allows the voices of Industrial Pharmacists to be communicated to as wide an audience as possible.

Scientific Collaboration
Agreement with SFSTP and Éditions de Santé
SFSTP (Société Française des Sciences et Techniques Pharmaceutiques) is a French association dedicated to the advancement of pharmaceutical sciences and techniques by bringing together the knowledge and energies of different players in the pharmaceutical industry and academia. The Society’s trademark publication, STP Pharma Pratiques, is a bimonthly, bilingual (English and French) journal of industrial pharmacy published by Éditions de Santé. The articles in the journal deal with the technical, industrial and regulatory aspects related to the development, production, control and quality assurance of health, cosmetics and veterinary products, and are sourced mainly from the working commissions of the SFSTP, which are composed of multidisciplinary actors (industrialists, suppliers, supervisory authorities and academics) from various backgrounds (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cosmetics, veterinary and regulatory). As a result of the efforts of the French members of EIPG, the Conseil National de l’Ordre des Pharmaciens, and in particular the EIPG Immediate Past President Jean-Pierre Paccioni, as well as the SFSTP President Danièle Bordi, and the Éditions de Santé Président Directeur Général Dominique Dupont, at the EIPG General Assembly held in Paris in 2016, an agreement was signed between EIPG, SFSTP and Éditions de Santé, whereby EIPG has been given access to publish articles of interest from back issues of STP Pharma Pratiques in european Industrial Pharmacy, thus enabling European industrial pharmacists to benefit from the work of SFSTP and the proceedings of its annual congress.

The European Industrial Pharmacists Group extends a special thanks to Walgreens Boots Alliance and Aesica Pharmaceuticals for their kind support of the publication of this journal.

European Industrial Pharmacy
Editorial Comment: Science without boundaries and pharmacy across frontiers
Gino Martini

What a Qualified Person must know about the recent cleaning validation updates
Walid El Azab
The QP must make sure that the pharmaceutical quality system in place is capable of alerting the company to any changes in the regulatory requirements for the manufacturing or cleaning processes that may impact product quality.

Seizing the biosimilar opportunity
Warwick Smith
Biosimilar medicines are increasing access for patients and will drive significant savings for the NHS. Warwick Smith, Director General of the British Biosimilars Associations, assesses the opportunities to maximise their impact.

Pharmacopoeial compaction!
Michael Gamlen
New USP guidance provides a useful insight into the interpretation of compaction data and understanding tablet compaction. Correctly used, the guidance will help you make better tablets.

Start-up of cleanrooms, initially and after a worst case event
Jim Polarine and Beth Kroeger
Understanding areas where issues may arise and having a plan in place for prevention and corrective action demonstrates to regulatory agencies how well systems and management react under stress. This article shares best practices for prevention and correction of cleanroom events.

Regulatory Review

Pharma in Plenary

Bottled Brown

Jane Nicholson

European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO) progress monitoring report


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