Nanotechnology and the Pharmaceutical Industry: An Interview with Don Ewert of OSO Biopharmaceuticals

BioPharma EH&S Podcast Episode No. 18

Nanotechnology and the Pharmaceutical IndustryIn this episode of the Biopharma EHS podcast, Dean Calhoun, CIH of Affygility Solutions and Don Ewert of OSO Biopharmaceuticals discuss Nanotechnology and the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Listed below is an overview of the podcast. To listen to the details, either go to the Biopharma EHS podcast on iTunes, or click on the player below.

Introduction and overview of today’s podcast.

Review of previous episode. Episode number 17

Introduce main topic, which is an interview with Don Ewert, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for OSO Biopharmaceuticals. Don and I will discuss nanotechnology and some of the key environmental, health and safety issues surrounding this emerging technology, and how the pharmaceutical industry is well prepared to handle these issues.

Discuss upcoming events and happenings of importance to environmental, health and safety professionals in the BioPharma Industry.

Last time in Episode number 17 we discussed the topic of “Containment Validation and Surrogate Monitoring.”

Main topic for today which is an interview with Don Ewert, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager on nanotechnology.

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O.k., that does it for our main topic, let’s now talk about some upcoming events.

In February, webinars starting and I would suggest that look at our schedule at In February, we have a new webinar on Manufacturing Highly Potent Compounds – Understanding and Controlling the Risks.  This is a brand new webinar and we are very excited to be premiering it.  It you are an certified industrial hygienist and involved in potent compound safety, certification points are available.  Additional webinars for the month of February include our every popular isoflurane safety webinar.

Review events:

Annual Society of Toxicology conference to be held on March 11th through 15th in San Francisco.

End of March, the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication will be having it’s Spring Meeting in Nashville, TN.

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About Dean Calhoun

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Dean is the President and CEO of Affygility Solutions. Affygility Solutions provides environmental, health and safety software, potent compound safety, industrial hygiene, containment validation services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industry. "Dean's Google+ Profile"

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