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Webinar recording - managing APIs in manufacturing effluent - 27th Jan 2016

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This is a recording of the PSCI sponsored webinar on how to manage APIs in manufacturing effluent which took place on 27th January 2016. The webinar provided step-by-step guidance on this ‘spotlight’ issue for our industry and covered the following topics:

  • Why is managing active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in manufacturing effluent important?
  • What is the industry doing to improve public perceptions?
  • Understanding where you stand at the moment through the maturity ladder concept.
  • Establishing and calculating API discharge concentration called the Predicted-No-Effect-Concentration (PNEC).
  • Simple steps to reducing API process losses to waste water and what to do when the PNEC is exceeded.
  • How to advance your program to the next level.

Webinar recording - managing APIs in manufacturing effluent Part 2 - 15th June 2016

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This is recording of the PSCI sponsored webinar on how to manage APIs in manufacturing effluent (Part 2) which took place on 15th June 2016. The webinar provided step-by-step guidance on this ‘spotlight’ issue for our industry and covered the following topics:

  • estimating actual API losses from the manufacturing process (PEC)
  • establishing the acceptable discharge concentration (PNEC)
  • making low capital investment housekeeping steps to reduce the loss of APIs

Webinar recording - managing APIs in manufacturing effluent Part 4 - 10th July 2018

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This is recording of the PSCI sponsored webinar on how to manage APIs in manufacturing effluent (Part 4) which took place on 10th July 2018.

The webinar gave a brief refresher on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (PiE), Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) and Predicted No-Effect Concentration (PNEC) first principles, and introduced a PSCI resource page where PNECs can be found. It also included step-by-step guidance on how to locate PNECs and use them.

Webinar slide deck - Audit Programme Webinar, 4th Oct 2017

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Slides from the PSCI Audit Programme Webinar, Oct 2017
The webinar explained the supplier self-initiated audit model and launched the new Excel based audit templates.

Webinar slide deck - managing APIs in manufacturing effluent Part 1 - 27th Jan 2016

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This is the slide deck for the PSCI sponsored webinar on how to manage APIs in manufacturing effluent which took place on 27th January 2016. The webinar provided step-by-step guidance on this ‘spotlight’ issue for our industry and covered the following topics:

  • Why is managing active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in manufacturing effluent important?
  • What is the industry doing to improve public perceptions?
  • Understanding where you stand at the moment through the maturity ladder concept.
  • Establishing and calculating API discharge concentration called the Predicted-No-Effect-Concentration (PNEC).
  • Simple steps to reducing API process losses to waste water and what to do when the PNEC is exceeded.
  • How to advance your program to the next level.

Webinar slide deck - managing APIs in manufacturing effluent Part 2 - 15th June 2016

Document

This is the slide deck for the PSCI sponsored webinar on how to manage APIs in manufacturing effluent (Part 2) which took place on 15th June 2016. The webinar provided step-by-step guidance on this ‘spotlight’ issue for our industry and covered the following topics:

  • estimating actual API losses from the manufacturing process (PEC)
  • establishing the acceptable discharge concentration (PNEC)
  • making low capital investment housekeeping steps to reduce the loss of APIs

Webinar slide deck - managing APIs in manufacturing effluent Part 3 - 25th October 2016

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This is the slide deck for the PSCI sponsored webinar on how to manage APIs in manufacturing effluent (Part 3) which took place on 25th October 2016. The webinar looked at advanced technologies to reduce API loss with guest speakers from the Temple University WET Centre and AECOM.

Webinar slide deck - managing APIs in manufacturing effluent Part 4 - 10th July 2018

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This is the slide deck from the PSCI sponsored webinar on how to manage APIs in manufacturing effluent (Part 4) which took place on 10th July 2018.

The webinar gave a brief refresher on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (PiE), Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) and Predicted No-Effect Concentration (PNEC) first principles, and introduced a PSCI resource page where PNECs can be found. It also included step-by-step guidance on how to locate PNECs and use them.