Posts Tagged ‘pharmaceutical manufacturing’

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 […]

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 […]

Improving Pharmaceutical and Biotech Plant Utility Performance

Posted in Life Sciences, Wireless on Monday, June 26th, 2017. 2 comments so far
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For pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers, the use of steam, heating and air conditioning systems, water and other utilities are an important part of the manufacturing process. Efficient and reliable operations for these plant utilities is very important. In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing article, Monitoring Plant Utilities for Operational Excellence, Emerson’s Michalle Adkins describes how additional measurements […]

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 […]