Archive for the ‘Life Sciences’ Category

Successfully Implementing Process Analytical Technology

Posted in Life Sciences on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. No comments yet
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It’s been well more than a decade since the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Process Analytical Technology (PAT) approach for pharmaceutical manufacturers in their Guidance for Industry PAT — A Framework for Innovative Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance. While conceptually understandable, it has taken time for PAT to be put into […]

Integrating Analytics Across Process Development Lifecycle

Posted in Life Sciences on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. No comments yet
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For batch processes found in industries such as pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical, food & beverage, specialty chemicals, etc., analytics technology advancements are helping to improve quality, consistency and reliability. I caught up with Emerson’s Zuwei Jin for an update on these advancements and how they are being applied. He put together a chart of the process […]

3 Ways to Improve Packaging Line Flexibility for Increased Production

Posted in Event, Food & Beverage, Life Sciences on Thursday, September 21st, 2017. No comments yet
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You only have to walk down a supermarket isle to appreciate the diversity in the packaged goods we purchase. What was once a choice of glass jars or cans for many products now includes re-sealable bags, individual packaged servings, packaging made with recyclable feedstock, etc. Consumers, with their busy on-the-go lives, are creating this demand […]

Pharmaceutical Wireless Instrumentation Retrofits

Posted in Life Sciences, Wireless on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017. No comments yet
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Many industries have benefitted from the use of wireless instrumentation, but how about the pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing industries? Are there applications which might improve the performance of their operations? In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing article, Retrofitting Pharmaceutical Processes with WirelessHART Instrumentation, Emerson’s Michalle Adkins and Dan Carlson describe ways that these additional measurements and final […]

Improving Batch Manufacturing Workflows and Recordkeeping

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Thursday, June 29th, 2017. No comments yet
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The pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing industries are challenged with errors in manual entries in the production process, getting batches right the first time, reaching final signoff for batch release, and managing the data accumulated throughout the production process. I caught up with Emerson’s Mary Sowders about some of these challenges and the way they are […]