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GE Fanuc Automation and Umetrics host Process Analytical Technologies seminar

Events Designed To Illustrate The Power Of PAT For The Pharmaceutical Industry

Charlottesville, VA – August 18, 2006 -- Today's pharmaceutical manufacturers are under more pressure than ever to increase capacity utilization, reduce cycle times and improve manufacturing efficiencies. The difference between success and failure often lies in a company’s ability to adapt to changing market dynamics. Initiatives like Process Analytical Technologies (PAT), Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) and Critical to Quality Attributes (CQA) Monitoring are revolutionizing the way drugs are made and GE Fanuc Automation and Umetrics are at the forefront of providing solutions to address those needs.

GE Fanuc and Umetrics are hosting an upcoming seminar in multiple locations around the world designed to illustrate how PAT and other technologies can help today's pharmaceutical manufacturers to drive manufacturing excellence.

Seminar dates and locations include:

• September 19 - GE Infrastructure Sensing - Billerica, Massachusetts
• September 21 - GE Healthcare Biosciences - Piscataway, New Jersey
• September 26 - GE Fanuc Automation - Lombard, Illinois
• September 27 – South San Francisco Conference Center, San Francisco, California
• October 3 - GE Healthcare Life Sciences - London, UK
• October 5 - Blarney Park Hotel - Cork, Ireland
• October 10 - Novotek - Copenhagen, Denmark
• October 13 - GE Global Research Center - Munich, Germany

The seminar will include discussions of macro industry trends and drivers behind PAT and a demonstration of GE Fanuc’s comprehensive PAT software solution, Proficy™ RX and Umetrics software, along with an overview of:

• Operational Improvement Solutions for Life Sciences
• Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) for the pharmaceutical market
• Online quality monitoring for Critical to Quality Attributes

The seminars will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited so register today at www.gefanuc.com/PAT .

About Umetrics
Umetrics is owned by MKS Instruments Inc. a leading worldwide provider of process control solutions for advanced manufacturing processes. Since 1987 Umetrics’ mission has been to ensure that clients add value to their businesses through the use of advanced data analysis and experimental design software and services. Umetrics is the worldwide recognized leader in the area of multivariate data analysis for industrial processes and applications.

About GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation Corporation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan, delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services catering to virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Industrial and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments.
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