ARTICLES BY TIM SANDLE

  • FDA Releases Guidance On Drug Products Containing Nanomaterials
    11/18/2022

    In the FDA guidance entitled Drug Products, Including Biological Products, that Contain Nanomaterials, “nanomedicine” refers to a drug product that contains at least one component with a dimension in the size range of approximately 1 nanometer (nm) up to 100 nm. Focus of the guidance is on a risk-based regulatory strategy.

  • How Can Nanomedicine Innovations Combat Cancer?
    10/24/2022

    For the past two decades, nanotechnology has promised a revolution in medicine, especially in creating new ways to deliver medicines to treat cancer. This article shares an overview of nanomedicine and some of the key innovations within the field during the past year.

  • Your Guide To Producing ADCs That Meet cGMP Expectations
    8/1/2022

    Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are a diverse class of biopharmaceuticals that combine highly selective monoclonal antibodies specific to surface antigens present on particular tumor cells. Discussion of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in this article includes containment, cleaning and decontamination, and manufacturing and purification.

  • mRNA Vaccines: Key Considerations For Development & Manufacturing
    4/4/2022

    As we wind down National Immunization Awareness Month, this article looks at the complexities around developing and manufacturing mRNA vaccines and how you should address those complexities. Topics include delivery, process validation, long-term effectiveness, GMP, regulatory approval, and more. 

  • The Current Landscape Of mRNA Vaccines In Clinical Research
    3/17/2022

    With the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna products, mRNA vaccines made global headlines in 2021 in the fight against COVID-19. As we recognize National Immunization Awareness Month, this article shares how mRNA vaccines currently in clinical research and clinical trials may be soon used to fight HIV-1, herpes, cancer, and more.

  • What’s All The Hype About mRNA Vaccinology?
    3/7/2022

    The COVID-19 mRNA-based vaccine success is spurring a further stream of medicines to come. This article provides an overview of mRNA for those who aren't already working in the field, how mRNA is being used in vaccines, and how mRNA can be used for future developments.

  • 3D Printing For Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices: A Primer With Risk Considerations
    1/28/2022

    Implementation of single-use technologies for pharma and medical device manufacturing has introduced advantages in terms of design, sterility assurance, and a reduction in energy usage. 3D printing can deliver precise measurements to production facilities. This article describes the 3D printing process, risk considerations, and limitations — but the future is bright.

  • Risk Factors To Consider When Selecting Medical Devices For Pharmaceutical Applications
    10/22/2021

    While risks can be reduced to a residual level, it is not possible to eliminate a risk entirely. Such risks are foremost about injury to the patient and to the user. Other associated risks may be to the environment or with any data collected. It is incumbent upon the purchaser or distributor to assess a new supplier of medical devices for the relative risk posed by these devices.

  • Prefilled Syringes: Best Practices For Using X-Ray Analysis To Assess Container Closure Integrity
    8/18/2021

    The process of assessing integrity of the filled syringe is generally more complex than the process of assessing glass vials due to the presence of more sealing areas. This article looks at the broad requirement, together with a recent innovation for integrity testing based on X-rays.

  • 10 Critical Validation Parameters For Microbiological Experiments
    7/26/2021

    In studying a microbiological method, different validation parameters require assessment. These are variables or factors that can be controlled, changed, or measured in the experiment. This article outlines the key parameters to consider.

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Tim Sandle

Tim Sandle, Ph.D., is a pharmaceutical professional with wide experience in microbiology and quality assurance. He is the author of over 30 books relating to pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and life sciences, as well as over 170 peer-reviewed papers and some 500 technical articles. Sandle has presented at over 200 events and he currently works at Bio Products Laboratory Ltd. (BPL), and he is a visiting professor at the University of Manchester and University College London, as well as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. Visit his microbiology website at www.pharmamicroresources.com.