Velesco’s 10 year anniversary!

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Velesco celebrated our 10 year anniversary this fall with a fantastic party! Colleagues who were able to attend the celebration are pictured.

Differences Between a GMP and Non-GMP Lab – Part 2

Method Development

One of Velesco’s specialties is Analytical Method Development. Quite often, we receive a new compound from a client and are asked to develop a formulation and/or HPLC method to be used for analysis.  Sometimes the client will send bits of a method and other times we are able to start from scratch.  When starting from scratch, the lead scientist researches the compound to determine solubility properties and suitable detection wavelength for HPLC.  At […] Continue Reading…

Event by MichBio – Women Building Success in Biosciences

Hello!  Velesco sponsored a MichBio event this week, June 9, 2015: Women Building Success in Biosciences. See photos here. Three of us ladies from our Plymouth site were able to attend the event, which was fabulous! The event included three panel discussions: Positioning Yourself in Today’s Marketplace, My Life as a Woman Entrepreneur, and Lessons in Leadership.  All of them provided wonderful insights and advice on how we as professionals can advance our success […] Continue Reading…

Stability Indicating HPLC methods – part 1

When we are hired to develop a stability indicating method for our clients, what do we do?

The types of questions that need to be addressed depends on the stage of development that the method will be used for.  First a few basic definitions.

What is a stability indicating method?
A stability indicating method is a quantitative test method that can detect possible degradants and impurities of drug substance (API) and drug products, normally using High Performance Liquid […] Continue Reading…

Differences Between a GMP and Non-GMP Lab – Part 1

Greetings! I was hired on with Velesco earlier this summer after several years of work in cGMP pharma labs, both contract and manufacturing-related. Coming from a cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) background, I’ve noticed a few differences in the way the lab operates when not confined to GMP regulations.  In the next couple of posts, I will discuss these differences.

Coming from cGMP pharma, which I will focus on in this post, I have been […] Continue Reading…

Halloween at Velesco

It was a big week last week at Velesco.  Our building hosted a Halloween party consisting of pumpkin decorating and costume contests.  Beth and I dressed up, but didn’t win anything for our awesome costumes.

Velesco’s evil Santa pumpkin won 2nd place and a MASSIVE box of chocolates!

 

Sarah, holding our winnings!