This November, Kalleid will be presenting at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) November 15-17, 2021, together with Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The topic of the presentation is: “Managing the Change: Lessons Learned from a Global ELN Implementation During the Pandemic” [Read More]
Fewer than 1 out of every 5 businesses has an effective supplier quality management strategy, according to LNS Research. And more so, those that do have an effective strategy, have a 16 percent lower cost of poor quality (COPQ).
One of the challenges in working within multi-national, multi-lingual organizations is that users may be using IT systems whose user interface cannot be presented in their first language. This can decrease efficiency and has the potential to increase mistakes and errors.
Newton’s First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force. These natural laws apply equally when applied to a LIMS implementation...
In this 2021 article published in Forensic Science International Reports, Viviers et al. present their findings of a wide assessment of heavy metals content in South African cannabis products. Noting a dearth of such research in the South African market, the authors acquired 310 samples (representing seven different sample types) from "cultivators of plants, producers of products, importers, resellers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers" and had them analyzed for their various residues. The authors turned to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) <232>/<233> and the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) Q3D to guide their analyses. After a brief discussion of materials and methods, the authors present their results and conclusions. They found "among all residues analyzed, a Class 1 residue will be present in a third of all samples" (cadmium, lead, arsenic, and mercury), 15% of all samples failed heavy metal analysis "when compared against the USP <232>/<233> and ICH Q3D oral specification limit," and 44% failed when compared to the specified inhalation limits. The conclude that "when considering the results obtained, it is exceedingly necessary to have an appropriate quality control system in place, especially for heavy metal residues analysis in the current South African market. "
This is an ITMO University-created course that is released on the edX platform. The introductory five-week course will have you "learn modern methods of machine learning to help you choose the right methods to analyze your data and interpret the results correctly." The course is free to take. A verified certificate of completion, via a Verified track from ITMO, is available afterwards for $149 USD. (Note that the Audit track expires November 1, 2021.)