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July 17, 2019

Rockwell Automation to help Lonza digitize pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities

The Switzerland-based company, founded in 1897 with approximately 15,500 employees, chose Rockwell Automation’s PharmaSuite Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software to digitize the operations in their manufacturing environments

Werum IT Solutions announces strategic partnership with Nymi to develop authentication solutions
May 29, 2018

Werum IT Solutions announces strategic partnership with Nymi to develop authentication solutions

The Nymi Band is a multi-factor biometrically authenticated wearable that is worn by shop floor workers to perform day-to-day authentication tasks, such as digital signatures within an MES.

Siemens announces plans to develop IPCs for medical market
March 01, 2018

Siemens announces plans to develop IPCs for medical market

Commenting on the Lebanon, Ohio facility, Thorsten Julich noted the in-house development of Siemens IPC technology for this market segment will include both software and motherboard manufacturing.

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Siemens announces partnership with Perceptive Engineering to enhance control in pharmaceutical manufacturing
February 06, 2018

Siemens announces partnership with Perceptive Engineering to enhance control in pharmaceutical manufacturing

Siemens AG and Perceptive Engineering Ltd announced a partnership which offers Perceptive’s PharmaMV and Siemens Simatic Sipat software products closely integrated to provide a solution for advanced control and optimization applications in both continuous and batch pharmaceutical manufacturing.

MCAA Market Forecast Projects Industry to be worth $14 Billion by 2021
June 19, 2017

MCAA Market Forecast Projects Industry to be worth $14 Billion by 2021

The 2016 Process Instrumentation and Automation market in the United States, valued at $11.7 Billion, is projected to grow 3.6 percent by 2021 to a total of $14 Billion.

WSI Global announces Braille embossing capabilities for pharmaceutical packaging
May 18, 2017

WSI Global announces Braille embossing capabilities for pharmaceutical packaging

Using the TaskMaster infeed system with Braille module, cartons are fed, aligned, embossed, and transferred to the folder gluer all in one operation – at up to 1000 feet per minute. This unit can either run offline or be put directly in front of an existing folder gluer.

ISA announces lineup of technical division symposia for automation and control
May 09, 2017

ISA announces lineup of technical division symposia for automation and control

Each year, ISA’s technical division symposia events bring together innovators, thought leaders and other automation and control professionals from around the world to explore the latest technologies, trends and best practices.

Superior Controls announces merger with Banks Integration Group
April 14, 2017

Superior Controls announces merger with Banks Integration Group

The combination, which is the first investment of its kind for Superior Controls, closed on March 31, 2017. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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ISA to hold pharmaceutical-focused meeting on industrial cyberattack protection
March 29, 2017

ISA to hold pharmaceutical-focused meeting on industrial cyberattack protection

The meeting event, “Pharmaceutical Cybersecurity Convocation: A Critical Executive Dialogue,” will be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Convention Center in Framingham (Boston area), Massachusetts, in conjunction with ISA’s Food & Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) Symposium.

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Dematic announces plans to integrate Egemin Automation into organization
March 17, 2017

Dematic announces plans to integrate Egemin Automation into organization

The integration, which is targeted for completion by the end of calendar year 2017, is intended to enhance Dematic's system integration capability in Europe. Egemin Automation had been acquired by the KION Group in 2015.

Huffman Engineering announces opening of Denver office
February 15, 2017

Huffman Engineering announces opening of Denver office

The expansion allows Huffman Engineering to accommodate a growing client base in the western part of Nebraska, as well as Colorado and Wyoming.

Bitflow shares 5 technology trends likely to affect machine vision in 2017
January 10, 2017

Bitflow shares 5 technology trends likely to affect machine vision in 2017

Each has the potential to significantly impact or even disrupt processes, and may poise the need for investment by manufacturers who face the risk of being late to adopt.

GEA and Siemens announces partnership in pharmaceutical and life sciences manufacturing
January 09, 2017

GEA and Siemens announces partnership in pharmaceutical and life sciences manufacturing

The collaboration will deliver both production benefits, in terms of reduced project execution risk, higher quality manufacturing and customer benefits in the form of integrated technologies, expertise and support.

ISA announces 2017 Call for Papers for ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Symposium
January 05, 2017

ISA announces 2017 Call for Papers for ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Symposium

The symposium will focus on how automation is used to address the impact of increased regulation, manufacturing costs, and security threats related to the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries.

Werum announces Rajesh Vedak as Country Manager of India
December 20, 2016

Werum announces Rajesh Vedak as Country Manager of India

Supported by the team at Werum’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, he will ensure a close connection to local customers delivering customer satisfaction through Werum’s MES solutions.

Comau and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica sign global cooperation agreement
December 14, 2016

Comau and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica sign global cooperation agreement

The companies will join forces to pursue the development and marketing of solutions for predictive maintenance, that are based on modular hardware and software and designed to acquire and analyze field data.

Teledyne DALSA to showcase Xineos family of CMOS X-Ray detectors at RSNA 2016
November 28, 2016

Teledyne DALSA to showcase Xineos family of CMOS X-Ray detectors at RSNA 2016

The Xineos family of CMOS X-Ray detectors serves as a tool for minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and for routine screening and advanced breast tomosynthesis modalities

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Polipharma chooses Werum's PAS-X MES to support pharmaceutical manufacturing
November 21, 2016

Polipharma chooses Werum's PAS-X MES to support pharmaceutical manufacturing

Werum’s PAS-X will be implemented as full-scope MES out of the box replacing a legacy MES. It will support efficient operations in the production departments for parenteral and solid forms as well as in the R&D department.

Molex announces acquisition of Phillips-Medisize corporation
October 27, 2016

Molex announces acquisition of Phillips-Medisize corporation

Phillips-Medisize will operate as an indirect subsidiary of Molex, LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Phillips-Medisize focuses on medical solutions that include drug delivery, mobile and portable medical devices, and pharmaceutical packaging

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Huffman Engineering joins Kepware's System Integrator program
October 06, 2016

Huffman Engineering joins Kepware's System Integrator program

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) requires technology that solves the interoperability challenges of device connectivity. Kepware's Connected System Integrators implement and optimize the portfolio of industrial connectivity software developed by Kepware.

HIMA launches HIMA Industrial Automation in China
September 08, 2016

HIMA launches HIMA Industrial Automation in China

Following a strategic review of the business and their long-term objectives, the safety specialist relaunched its Chinese operation on July 1, 2016, as the wholly foreign-owned enterprise HIMA (Shanghai) Industrial Automation Co., Ltd.

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ZENITH announces opening of two California offices
August 19, 2016

ZENITH announces opening of two California offices

The decision to open the new offices comes following an increase in demand for its automation manufacturing software systems and the significant biotech sector expansions in Southern and Northern California.

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August 17, 2016

West-Tech Materials announces merger with Stratesys Group

With the addition of the Stratesys Group, West-Tech Materials will have two functioning business units, the Medical Products Division and the newly formed Electronics Assembly Division

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Werum partners with EXTEDO to develop RImanager for pharma industry
July 19, 2016

Werum partners with EXTEDO to develop RImanager for pharma industry

RImanager is a centralized Regulatory Information Management (RIM) solution on master data level which enables pharma and biotech companies to manage their product portfolios according to regulatory requirements.

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Recipharm appoints Ann Flodin as General Manager
July 11, 2016

Recipharm appoints Ann Flodin as General Manager

Ann Flodin will be responsible for managing daily operations in Recipharm in Research Triangle Park and will focus on expanding and strengthening the development services Recipharm offers its customers in the US.

LZ Lifescience partnering with NC State University to implement MES in biotech lab
May 12, 2016

LZ Lifescience partnering with NC State University to implement MES in biotech lab

NC State's Golden LEAF BTEC center will introduce LZ Lifescience’s manufacturing execution system (MES) technology into its biotech laboratory, replacing paper-based systems to improve performance and demonstrate efficiencies.

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Knick and M4 Instuments announce strategic partnership
May 04, 2016

Knick and M4 Instuments announce strategic partnership

Knick is a provider of on-line process equipment for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. M4 Instruments, already Knick's distribution partner, has many years of field expertise in the process control industry.

Zenith partners with Werum to provide MES technology to pharmaceuticals
May 02, 2016

Zenith partners with Werum to provide MES technology to pharmaceuticals

The collaboration brings together Werum IT Solution’s MES PAS-X software, which is designed to increase efficiency and meet regulatory requirements during pharmaceutical manufacturing, with Zenith Technologies’ ability to integrate systems and provide automation technical support.

April 28, 2016

Zenith Technologies announces Joe Haugh as CEO

Zenith Technologies’ chief will lead the company’s strategic direction and operations, with the goal of furthering growth as demand for the integration of manufacturing software systems in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries increases.

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Werum IT Solutions acquires FactoryTalk's MES business
April 27, 2016

Werum IT Solutions acquires FactoryTalk's MES business

All current Factorytalk MES employees will transfer into Werum IT Solutions Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand. This ensures continuation and future growth of the operational Werum business in the Asia Pacific region.

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Darius Adamczyk Named Honeywell COO
April 05, 2016

Darius Adamczyk Named Honeywell COO

Since 2014, Adamczyk has served as President and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT).

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Zenith to Supply Manufacturing Software to GE
April 04, 2016

Zenith to Supply Manufacturing Software to GE

Zenith will supply biopharmaceutical process control systems, manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions and other supporting technologies to GE Healthcare Life Sciences

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March 08, 2016

ISA 2016 FPID Symposium

The 2016 ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries (FPID) Symposium will be held 14-15 March in Cork, Ireland.

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Pharmaceutical manufacturer in Thailand implements Werum’s PAS-X MES
December 10, 2015

Pharmaceutical manufacturer in Thailand implements Werum’s PAS-X MES

Werum’s PAS-X MES went live at the Government Pharmaceutical Organization’s (GPO) manufacturing site in Rangsit, Thailand.

November 09, 2015
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Endress+Hauser provides process training unit to West Virginia college
October 15, 2015

Endress+Hauser provides process training unit to West Virginia college

PTU is fully equipped through joint efforts of Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation and BridgeValley Community and Technical College.

October 07, 2015

Yaskawa, R/X Automation and Universal Robotics to do drugs

The robotic system will provide complete verification of National Drug Code bar codes and validation of robotically placed patient labels for pharmacy unit of use items.

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October 07, 2015

Endress+Hauser Announces Fall and Winter 2015 Training Courses

Classes typically are a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the Endress+Hauser PTU (Process Training Unit), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands, both designed to simulate operating conditions.

September 22, 2015

Endress+Hauser signs Forberg Scientific as rep

Forberg Scientific is now the E+H exclusive sales rep forWisconsin and Northern Michigan.

September 08, 2015

Siemens to automate GlaxoSmithKline

Siemens will become a strategic partner of GSK in manufacturing automation and thus the preferred automation supplier for GSK production and R&D sites worldwide.