Articles & News on Pharmaceutical

Results from Automation Benchmarking Survey

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By Bill Lydon, Editor The automation benchmarking survey of leading pharmaceutical companies reveals how these manufacturers are dealing with some of the latest industry trends. Topics of the survey include big data utilization, return on investment, major innovations, organizational structures, in-house vs.contract staff, automation management and challenges. How does your company compare?

ISA and MAVERICK Present Control System Migration Webinar

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On May 29, 2014, experts will discuss the challenges, problems and common mistakes involved in a process control system migration, and show how using front-end loading (FEL) practices help smooth the migration process.

Inspire 2014 Conference Covers Process Safety

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The theme of Inspire 2014, May 6-8, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is how the interaction among Culture, Safety and Technology can be used to improve safety in process plants.

New Emerson Facility Features Integrated Operations (iOps) Center

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By Bill Lydon, Editor Emerson invested nearly $70 million in a new 282,000-square-foot Innovation Center in Round Rock, Texas. The center serves as the global headquarters for Emerson’s automation systems and project services business, which helps customers safely, reliably and profitably operate facilities in various industries.

T√úV Rheinland Offers REACH Registration Services in U.S.

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REACH is a European Community safety and environmental regulation that deals with the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances.

Challenges of Automation Support Models & Managed Services

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By Bill Lydon, Editor Pharmaceutical automation leaders from around the world gathered to discuss a number of automation challenges, including how their companies are dealing with reduced personnel and the need to support multiple technologies at multiple sites. This article highlights those conversations and addresses the automation support models and the use of managed services.

ISA Food and Pharmaceuticals Industries Symposium held

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More than 70 automation and control professionals gathered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA at the inaugural ISA Food and Pharmaceuticals Industries Division (FPID) Symposium.

ACM Facility Safety Announces Spring Process Safety Courses

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Classes typically are a combination of classroom and hands-on training covering various aspects of process safety, including P&ID drawings, hazard and operability (HAZOP) studies, Safety Integrity Level (SIL), Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), and similar topics.

ACM Facility Safety Offers Free Process Safety Workshop

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The free workshop teaches the essential elements of Safety Instrumented Systems including how to comply with myriad safety requirements. The workshop is available in a two-day classroom in Calgary, or as a three-day webinar.

Körber to acquire Werum IT Solutions

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Werum is a provider of software for production control and production monitoring for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry.