Articles & News on Pharmaceutical

Case Study: Intelligent Multi-camera System for Quality Control of Vaccine Bottles

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Providing around 8 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is no easy task. Glass vials are a crucial factor in the delivery of the billions of doses of vaccine. Any interaction between the container and the liquid inside must be prevented, as any chemical interference could affect the vaccine. An extremely reliable solution for inspecting vaccine vials comes from Isotronic GmbH, which developed the automatic tubular glass inspection system "VialChecker." IDS industrial cameras from the uEye CP camera family are used as image processing components for dimensional and surface inspection.

BioPhorum MTP Testing Plugfest

  • by Bill Lydon
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Bill shares his observations of the recent BioPhorum MTP (Module Type Package) standard Plugfest days, where users and vendors collaborated moving towards the goal of achieving plug-and-play equipment interoperability for the biopharmaceutical and other industries. The user and vendor participants in the PlugFest were highly professional and focused on positive outcomes.

Yokogawa and HIROTSU BIO SCIENCE Sign Investment and Partnership Agreement

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Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) and HIROTSU BIO SCIENCE INC. (HBS) announce that they have signed an investment and partnership agreement with the goal of expanding the use of HBS's N-NOSE® cancer screening test service, which utilizes the highly sensitive olfactory sensory functions of nematodes to detect cancer.

Autocam Medical Boosts Productivity and Profits with Freedom’s Smart Manufacturing Platform

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From trial to expansion–Autocam Medical partners with Freedom software to get the most out of its industrial assets and maximize profitability. 

Moderna Builds Native Digital Process Automation on Amazon Web Services

  • by Bill Lydon
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Moderna’s award-winning cGMP clinical development manufacturing facility—based in Norwood, Mass.—has a native digital process automation design built on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It serves as a great example of the integration of an entire manufacturing business using the latest technological building blocks, architecture and IoT ecosystem.

Case Study: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Automation with Winmate Stainless Series

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In the pharmaceutical industry, hygiene is of the utmost importance. From material processing to filling & packaging goods, all production facilities have to be spotless and contamination-free.

Meeting Medical Needs with Condition-based Monitoring

  • by Brian Imrie
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Brian Imrie, managing director of adi Facilities Engineering, evaluates how technology has played a key role within the pharmaceutical maintenance strategy, and what changes are set to make a successful stay into the future.

Robopac's Part in the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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Market leader in the end-of-line packaging sector and technology partner to Pfizer, Robopac will be guaranteeing the vaccine's packaging and transport safety following its contribution to the development of ad hoc solutions for the packaging of pharmaceutical products made by the American giant.

Honeywell Completes Remote Control System Migration for Hungarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

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Project team remotely and efficiently migrated Richter Gedeon’s process control system using limited onsite staffing and resources.

Harpak-ULMA Supports COVID-19 Manufacturing Initiatives

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Harpak-ULMA, an industry-leading packaging solutions provider, announced it is working with multiple medical device manufacturers commissioned to supply high volume syringe supplies as part of BARDA’s rapidly expanding COVID-19 Medical Countermeasure Portfolio.