Archive for the ‘Life Sciences’ Category

Enabling Right-the-First-Time Manufacturing

Posted in Life Sciences on Monday, June 5th, 2017. No comments yet
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Quality and compliance are indispensable in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine article, Crazy About Quality and Compliance?, Emerson’s Michalle Adkins shares how organizational engagement, technologies and work practices must come together for safe, efficient and profitable manufacturing. Michalle opens sharing her experiences in pharmaceutical production management and the difficulties in […]

Improving Raw Material Management Productivity

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. No comments yet
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For manufacturers in highly-regulated industries, such as pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, it is critical to keep track of raw materials as part of the production records. To minimize or avoid waste, it’s also important to use the first-to-expire raw materials from inventory. I caught up with Emerson’s Lynn Richard about his experiences to help a […]

Challenge of Designing PCS-Driven MES Architectures for a Greenfield Facility

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Monday, April 24th, 2017. No comments yet
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Author: Jonathan Lustri I have previously written about a design strategy where the process control system (PCS) is the primary system driving all procedural batch activity within a pharmaceutical process. In this architecture, the PCS ISA-88 procedural model must execute the both automated procedures and call the manufacturing execution system (MES) workflows to be executed […]

Efficient Technology Transfer across Life Sciences Product Development Lifecycle

Posted in Life Sciences on Monday, April 17th, 2017. No comments yet
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Pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers are challenged with bringing new medicines and drug compounds efficiently through the development process to provide returns on these investments before exclusivity expires. In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing article, Tech Transfer: Let’s Take It from the Top, Emerson’s Bob Lenich highlights the importance of a top down approach to technology transfer across […]

Big Data and Process Analytics for Continued Process Verification

Posted in Life Sciences on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017. No comments yet
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A biological drug is defined as a: …substance that is made from a living organism or its products and is used in the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer and other diseases. Biological drugs include antibodies, interleukins, and vaccines. The market for biological drugs continues to rapidly grow. In fact, in China alone, there were […]