Pharmaceutical and Medical

Yokogawa and ICQ Consultants enter into partnership agreement for biopharmaceutical business

Yokogawa and ICQ Consultants have entered into a partnership agreement under which ICQ Consultants will provide consulting and engineering services for the installation, maintenance, qualification, and support of Yokogawa’s bioreactor systems and related products in the United States. As a result of the COVID pandemic, the global biopharmaceutical market has …

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The next technological frontier in pharmaceutical manufacturing

As the pharmaceutical sector is ramping up production of vaccines against COVID-19, it faces enormous manufacturing and logistics challenges. Quality assurance is a key part of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process, ensuring that products conform to requirements and are not defective. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff UK, an automation …

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Digital event for the pharma industry

Automation software supplier, COPA-DATA is hosting a new webinar for the pharmaceutical sector. The Data Integrity webinar, held on March 18, at 09:30am (GMT), will help users understand the maintenance and assurance of data accuracy across digital systems that store, process and retrieve data. Giuseppe Menin, Industry Manager of COPA-DATA, …

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Contrinex UV Transparent-object Detection Photoelectric sensors give ‘Blistering’ performance on clear blister packaging

A manufacturer of packaging machines for the medical industry produces automated blister-packaging lines for pharmaceutical and surgical products. Medical blister-packs comprise a recessed, semi-rigid tray base, vacuum-formed in-line from clear thermoplastic material and sealed with a metal or plastic film after the desired products are loaded. Typically, blister-packaging lines for …

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Pharmaceutical automation: send in the robots

Recent years have seen the development of digital pills — tablets that combine traditional medicine with sensors that monitor the body after ingestion. This is just one example of how digitalisation is advancing pharmaceuticals. Here Dave Walsha, commercial development officer at precision drive system supplier, Electrical Mechanical Systems (EMS), explores …

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Keeping tabs on vaccines is vital in battle against COVID-19

How do you monitor millions of doses of vaccines that are being rolled out across the world to ensure that they are in the required condition before being administered to patients in the battle against Covid-19? Hanwell Solutions says its ShockWatch monitoring solutions are ideal for the storage temperature of …

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Future thoughts about pharmaceutical manufacturing: Shifting from systems to a service-oriented architecture

When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic in March 2020, the pharmaceutical sector burst into action. By May, there were over 1,000 clinical trials ongoing and by August, 167 vaccine projects were underway. By nature, the pharmaceutical industry is driven by development. Yet, pharmaceutical engineering has …

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LMD announces partnership to create device with V-Sensor that delivers clinically-accurate blood pressure via Bluetooth to smartphones

Leman Micro Devices announces a partnership with Shanghai Minshi, a cutting-edge technology device designer and producer, and Bluetooth technology company WuQi, also based in Shanghai, China. The collaboration between the three companies will produce the world’s first-ever key fob-size standalone device that delivers clinically-accurate vital signs measurements, including blood pressure, …

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Dispensing tips for wearables manufacturing

Consumer wearables, including smart watches and augmented reality glasses, have captured the imagination of many. One important market for wearable devices is medical and healthcare, where they fulfil a diverse range of functions, such as monitoring patient heart rate, oxygen levels, body temperature and respiratory rate. State of the art …

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The future of pharmaceutical

Back in the nineteenth century, the undeveloped nature of the trade meant that pharmacists sold a vast array of medicines alongside soft drink, hair gel and even heroin as over-the-counter medicines. Today, pharma is one of the world’s most rapidly advancing industries, considering the quick development of the COVID-19 vaccine …

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