As brewing becomes increasingly competitive, with consumers
demanding higher quality beers, and retailers looking for products
with greater assurance of shelf-lives, this sector of the food...
On April 9, 2018
Amidst the growing concern of the environmental impact of
plastic waste, the World Health Organization has launched
plans to investigate the potential hazards to health posed by
On April 6, 2018
When considering microbial stabilisation options for a
brewery, there are many obvious considerations, from initial set up
cost to the impact on overall beer quality. Many modern brewers are
On March 1, 2018
One of the key considerations when choosing a stabilisation method
for a brewery’s operations is how the flavour profile of the final
product could be affected. There is little point in a finished...
On February 22, 2018
The shelf-life of beer is a key consideration for any brewing
business – and there are multiple ways of extending this. It can be
achieved through ingredient selection, packaging, or the...
On February 15, 2018
Effective filtration is vital to process protection and factors
such as filter selection, testing and optimization can have an
impact on process risk. Here we examine the factors to consider
On February 13, 2018
In Parker Bioscience’s webinar entitled Protect The Process,
Protect The Patient, the concern that biopharmaceutical
manufacturers have regarding the impact of human error on their
processes was all...
On January 30, 2018
The ever-evolving brewing industry is going through an exciting
period of change. With established markets buoyed by the craft
revolution, the future of brewing is looking increasingly
On January 25, 2018
2017 saw economic growth accelerate and the indicators suggest that
trend will continue. This puts productivity initiatives high on the
list of manufacturers, keen on taking full advantage of...
On January 4, 2018
Picture the scene: Unprecedented rainfall and poor flood defences
causes flooding to a biopharmaceutical facility, damaging
equipment, making large areas of a site unsafe and inaccessible,
On December 19, 2017
When sizing chillers for an application, it is necessary to ensure
the unit adequately sized to handle maximum process loads in
worst-case site conditions. However, customers may fail to plan...
On October 25, 2017
Plant shutdown, a shortage of key products, patients unable to
access important drugs, profits hit … the consequences of a
biological contamination can be devastating for a...
On August 16, 2017
Ensuring process integrity – which means being able to effectively
test for leaks – is a critical factor in biopharmaceutical
manufacturing processes, especially given the high value placed on
On July 31, 2017
Taking steps to understand and control process variation is crucial
to biopharmaceutical manufacturers. The sentiment behind the old
adage, "the product is the process" can’t be dismissed. ...
On June 6, 2017
Single-use technology plays an integral part in nearly all
bio-production processes, yet several challenges remain —challenges
which are serious enough to delay or even stop the use of
On May 24, 2017
Imagine the scenario: Your new blockbuster drug is making a
significant difference to the lives of patients. But then your
supply chain fails, taking the product out of circulation. The
On May 16, 2017
Downstream oil and gas operations include refineries and
petrochemical plants where crude oil is processed into finished
products such as jet fuel, diesel, lubricants, and gasoline.
On April 20, 2017
Twenty years ago, Professor Bernhard Sonnleitner, of the
Institute of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry at the Zürich
University of Applied Sciences, suggested that the bioprocess
On March 9, 2017
The use of automation in running complex single-use systems has
many benefits such as process control and consistency, increased
speed, reduced labour costs and operational flexibility....
On February 7, 2017
Single-use technologies have emerged as a significant and growing
resource in the biopharmaceutical industry but there is still some
trepidation around their use, meaning that some manufacturers
On January 17, 2017