14 The Softer Side
A closer look at the softgels market.
16 U.S. Drug Shortage
An interesting look at the dynamics of the
drug shortages hitting many prominent
18 Validation & Beyond
How high-quality validation processes help
insulate and improve pharmaceutical
20 What to Wear
How wearable devices are improving clinical trials.
22 Risk Assessment
for Effective Phase
A closer look at how early stage API characteristics impact formulation, process
development and manufacturing.
24 Hiring in Biopharma
Rapid growth in some markets has created
a troubling production bottleneck that
stems from a lack of qualified personnel.
32 Medical Marijuana
A look at the latest developments impacting
legal marijuana usage and products.
10 Grand Scheme
Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing continues
to grow its later stage contract manufacturing
4 From the Editor
6 What’s Hot Product Section
28 Facility Product Spotlight
GENERAL MANAGER, MANUFACTURING GROUP
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