Alcami Donates Life-Saving LUCAS® 3 Chest Compression System to Germantown, WI Fire Department

Germantown, WI – January 31, 2017 – Alcami, a leading provider of custom development and manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announces the donation of a Physio-Control LUCAS® 3 Chest Compression System, an electrically powered, portable life-saving medical device that facilitates the return of spontaneous circulation in cardiac arrest patients, to the Germantown Fire Department. Alcami operates a world-class Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturing and development facility in Germantown, Wisconsin.

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Demonstrate Abuse-Deterrent Properties in Opioid Formulations

Prescription opioid abuse has reached epidemic levels in the United States, with nearly 20,000 deaths in 2014 (the most recent year for which statistics are available) from unintentional overdose of prescription opioids and nearly 36,000 deaths in which prescription opioids were either directly or indirectly implicated. This issue has become a major regulatory focus over the last several years and has resulted in the issuance of FDA guidances requiring abuse-deterrent properties for new opioid drug formulation NDA’s (final guidance April 2015) and generic ANDA’s (draft guidance May 2016). A major component of proving the abuse-deterrent properties for a new formulation is the execution of in vitro manipulation and extraction studies, which companies are increasingly turning to CRO’s to perform.

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Overview and Performance of the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for Extended-Release (ER) and Long-Acting (LA) Opioid Analgesics

Several agencies within the U.S. Federal government are focused on reducing the prescription drug crisis the country is experiencing. How significant is the crisis?

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Battling the Opioid Abuse Epidemic - Top 10 Important Guidances and Resources

Battling the opioid and overall prescription drug abuse epidemic has been a critical focus for many agencies within the U.S. government and industry. The following are a collection of important documents and resources that are important to this initiative.

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The Effect of Abuse-Deterrent Formulations on Opioid Abuse

In 2011, the White House published “Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis,” which outlined a comprehensive strategy for responding to America’s prescription drug abuse crisis. This action was triggered by an alarming increase in drug overdose deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010. During this time, overdose deaths from opioid pain relievers quadrupled, and have continued to increase.

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Elemental Impurities: Updated Regulatory Requirements

In 2013, the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) approved ICH Q3D, a Guideline for Elemental Impurities, which replaced wet chemistry "heavy metals" limit test, such as USP <231>, with new analytical technology, specifically inductively coupled plasma (ICP) - based technologies, and mandated conformance to new and specific limits for individual elements. This action by the ICH triggered prompt reactions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and European Pharmacopeia (EP) to harmonize with the ICH requirements.

Topics: Regulatory Compliance Elemental Impurities

Editorial: Analytical Testing: Market Drivers, Growing Demand & Client Needs

Alcami recently contributed to a special feature in Drug Development and Delivery magazine titled "Analytical Testing: Market Drivers, Growing Demand & Client Needs."The article includes Alcami, along with other analytical testing providers discussing a variety of topics including service offerings, identifying trends, and how each company specifically addressed clients’ needs during the past year. 

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Have you Heard? Alcami’s St. Louis, MO Site is Moving!

Alcami is on the move! In February 2016, Alcami announced the investment of over ten million dollars in a new facility for their St. Louis, Missouri location.

The new facility will be located in the Cortex Innovation Community in the newly revived historic area of the Central West End. The Cortex Center is home to bioscience, development, and technology research organizations, including a number of startup programs. Alcami will occupy the top two floors of a building shared with Techshop, a community-based workshop.

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