Pharmaceutical and Medical

Test facility to improve infusion patient safety launched by TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory (NEL) today launches the UK’s first traceable, dynamic micro-flow measurement test facility for medical infusion devices, as part of a European-wide research programme to improve dosing accuracy. Due to the widespread use of infusion in hospitals, dosing errors are common, causing morbidity and mortality. NEL’s new Micro-flow Measurement …

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Vision Engineering achieves ISO 13485:2016

Vision Engineering, a 63 year old British leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality visual measurement and inspection technologies, has attained ISO 13485:2016 and EN ISO 13485:2016 accreditation from the British Standards Institution (BSI) and is now a BSI accredited contract manufacturer of mechanical, electronic, electrical, and optical medical assemblies and …

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The role of heating technology in medical equipment

There are around 10,000 different medical devices on the market today. Each individual piece of equipment must be manufactured to the highest standards to ensure accurate, efficient and safe results. Here, Andy Selvy, Chief System Designer at industrial technology company Watlow, discusses medical device trends and how heating technology plays …

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The Sempre Group launches guide to metrology in medical device manufacturing

To help British medical device manufacturers understand the value in integrating metrology into production, industrial metrology supplier The Sempre Group has released Metrology in Medical. The whitepaper explores how medical device manufacturers can use measurement equipment and data to improve quality throughout the product lifecycle. The whitepaper can be downloaded …

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Farnell signs new global distribution agreement with CUI

Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has signed a global franchise agreement with CUI Inc. (CUI) to expand its comprehensive line card and power portfolio. A total of 780 products from CUI’s broad range of efficient and reliable power solutions are now available to Farnell customers …

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Temperature monitoring for vaccine rollouts

Being well-reputed for its anti-retroviral drug trials, it’s no surprise that the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) has been entrusted with the storage and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa. Here Ian Loudon, international sales and marketing manager at remote monitoring specialists Omniflex, discusses how temperature and humidity monitoring is …

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Sensirion gains capacity support from UMC as both companies partner to support the battle against COVID-19

Sensirion and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have collaborated to manufacture medical related ICs used for the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. UMC has allocated manufacturing capacity for the production of Sensirion’s temperature sensor ICs for COVID-19 vaccine transport and flow-sensors for medical ventilators, despite global tightness in foundry semiconductor manufacturing …

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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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