For patients needing a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, successful treatment often depends on finding a viable transplant sample with the right amount of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to rebuild the patient’s immune system.
January 1 was more than just the start of a new year for USP in 2018. It was the implementation date of two new standards designed to safeguard the global drug supply from potentially toxic impurities – mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and lead, for example.
Imagine using software on your phone or tablet to treat health conditions that, until now, could only be treated with medications. Now stop imagining, because for some conditions, such as attention deficit disorder and substance dependency, it is already a reality.
USP was founded nearly 200 years ago by eleven doctors who wanted to ensure that the nation had access to quality medicines. They put together the first pharmacopeia, a book of recipes for making tinctures, extracts, and other medicines.
Establishing the suitability of packaging systems for pharmaceutical products is critical. With many new materials and applications entering the marketplace, testing procedures for these systems need to be revised regularly to make sure quality attributes are considered. To that end, USP has started an effort to modernize its packaging standards. Learn more.
As more drug makers adopt pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing, new technological developments and operational demands are resulting from new partnerships among academic centers and industry leaders, particularly in the past two years. To this goal, USP recently formalized collaborations with Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS), a leader in research on PCM. Learn more about the opportunities in this field.
Nanomedicine—the use of nanoscale materials and technologies to treat diseases at the molecular level—has shown promising results in patient care, particularly in oncology. While this potential has led to increased research, there are challenges surrounding nomenclature, characterization and environmental impact. Learn how you can collaborate with USP to help determine a path foward.