Eliminating offline TOC and conductivity for WFI

Eliminating offline TOC and conductivity for WFI

I have come across several organizations who have state of the art Water for injection (WFI) generation and distribution plants with on-line conductivity and TOC measurement but continue to rely on off-line measurement and testing in QC labs. It is often a big challenge to convince users, system owners, and the testing team to fully […]

A leading voice in biopharma quality joins CRAMbridge.

A leading voice in biopharma quality joins CRAMbridge.

Swapnil Ballal, a quality and processes leader in India’s pharma and biopharma sectors has joined CRAMbridge as partner, effective March 2019. As the head of biopharma quality assurance and manufacturing, Swapnil Ballal has left a mark in quality teams, processes, and culture at India’s largest enterprises such as Biocon, Intas, and most recently, at Dr […]

Fire diamonds and workplace safety

Fire diamonds and workplace safety

The NFPA “fire diamond” is a recognized tool to help keep safety in labs. This Crambridge micro nugget introduces the fire diamond in easy-to-understand terms. Short videos such as this is great for playing in a loop at public displays in high trafficked ares  – like lobbies and cafeterias. Contact info@crambridge.com for a version of […]

Training for compliance vs. Training to think

Training for compliance vs. Training to think

While you read this article, about 60 deviations will be logged within global GMP environments*. Half of them would have been caused by “human error”. Most of these will end with “retraining” as one of the corrective actions. How to deal with deviations caused by human error: Option 1) Classroom Training: with a trainer using a […]

Quality training as the anti-Jugaad

Quality training as the anti-Jugaad

Is India really running pharma and biotech sweatshops? India is the market leader in high quality generic medicine. The drugs that people from Africa to the Americas to Japan rely on to relieve ailment. But you probably haven’t heard of India’s market dominance. Instead, what you’ve likely heard of is quality lapses, squalid facilities, and […]

Lessons learnt from income tax and central excise audits

Lessons learnt from income tax and central excise audits

An unexpected notice on income tax and central excise audits The partnership firm that I run with my husband has been scrutinized by the Income Tax and Central Excise departments in the last couple of years. Our firm provides consulting services in engineering and biotechnology to a plethora of clients – many of them international. […]

A cure for cancer. Or a mega-yacht…Hmm

A cure for cancer. Or a mega-yacht…Hmm

You will hear a lot of exciting catch-phrases about biomedical research and drug discovery for cancer in the news in the next few days. President Obama is about to sign a “sweeping”, “breakthrough” “revolutionary” bill with the fancy name – “21st century cures”. It has money for increased medical research, addiction and mental health treatment, […]