Date Written: September 27, 2017 Author: Daniel Prince

Understanding how the sterilization temperature and sterilization exposure time are developed. By Daniel Prince Commercially prepared bacterial spores known as biological indicators (BI) are the preeminent tools used to verify and validate that items subjected to steam or dry heat sterilization are sterile to a very high level of probability. This is because they are […]

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Date Written: September 7, 2017 Author: Derek Prince

  FDA FINAL RULE: Consumer Antiseptic Washes Are Neither Safe nor Effective. Written by: Derek Prince On September 6, 2017 the Food and Drug administration (FDA) final rule banning a list of 29 consumer antiseptic wash ingredients officially became in effect. This rule strictly bans the usage of certain ingredients commonly used in the manufacturing […]

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Date Written: August 17, 2017 Author: Daniel Prince

The Importance of Clean Glass Containers and Stoppers for Pharmaceutical Applications 8/17/2017 by Daniel Prince   FDA has published guidance for industry to assure patient safety public that glass containers such as vials, beakers and rubber stoppers be clean. Gibraltar provides vials that meet these requirements and is an outsourcing destination for the washing of […]

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Date Written: June 7, 2017 Author: Derek Prince

Rapid Sterility Testing By: Derek Prince In June of 1936 the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) implemented the sterility test to better ensure the sterility of parenteral drug products. The test utilized one type of media and applied only to sterile liquids. Since then slight modifications have been made to include a broader range of product […]

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Date Written: January 17, 2017 Author: Danina Rinaldi

Discussions about Total Organic Carbon By Danina Rinaldi Testing bulk, sterile, purified, DI, or sterile water for pharmaceutical purposes is important for manufacturing, production and analytical applications. Total organic carbon, or simply TOC, provides an indirect measurement of all the organic molecules in a water sample. The test method is very sensitive, providing results in […]

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Date Written: October 20, 2016 Author: Kate Slezak

Chemistry and Facilities Awards: By Kate Slezak Gibraltar Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce two honors: [1] FINALIST for the “Excellence in Facility Design or Retrofit Award” by the 2016 BioProcess International Awards as the company is recognized for designing and re-purposing pre-existing buildings to incorporate the equipment and resources that allow it to offer […]

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Date Written: October 18, 2016 Author: Daniel Prince

Let Our Spirit Fly! By Daniel Prince, Ph.D. Our cognitive thinking is very apparent during most of our waking hours. Less apparent and less accessible are the feelings we have. I believe that our feelings are quieted or subdued by our active cognitive processes and the everyday practical work that we do in the real world. […]

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Date Written: October 10, 2016 Author: Danina Rinaldi

What Type of Soap Have You Been Using? By Danina Rinaldi Hand washing is a routine concept to us and a part of our daily routine.  It is also a crucial component to good hygiene and proper healthcare techniques.  When you go to the store and pick up soap, do you have a preference?  Do […]

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Date Written: September 29, 2016 Author: Daniel Prince

The Search for Science Based Leadership   Science is the study of a subject.  Science is very helpful for the understanding of the physical world. Science allows for predictions of future events. Physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology all help us understand what is happening in our environment. For example, from physics we know gravity, from […]

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Date Written: September 27, 2016 Author: Kate Slezak

Why Should You Change Your Contacts Often? Written by Kate Slezak These days, it’s safe to say that everyone either wears contact lenses or knows someone who does and understands that it’s important to change your contacts frequently. As if it isn’t annoying enough to have to dig your fingers into your eyeballs each morning […]

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