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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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Six steps to the connected factory

The phrase ‘smart factory’ was first coined in 2011 at German trade exhibition, the Hanover Messe. The term describes a highly digitalised environment in which machinery optimises and operates autonomously. Yet, despite being in our vocabulary for almost a decade, smart factories are not yet commonplace. Here, Stefan Reuther, Chief …

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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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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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Spilling the tea on factory connectivity

How many steps does it take to make a cup of tea? Before those tiny leaves make their way to your mug, they have been rolled, fermented, sieved, inspected and bagged in a factory — not to mention the process of adding strings, tags and specialist packaging. Automation has done …

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Sustaining the new normal

Post COVID-19 predictions can paint a bleak picture for the future of manufacturing. There is no denying that this pandemic has changed the state of industry, but the impact of the crisis has not been all negative. Here, Martyn Williams, managing director at COPA-DATA UK examines how manufacturers can positively …

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Secure in the knowledge

They say knowledge is power. This is especially true when managing security remotely. As an unprecedented number of workers are now remotely accessing industrial production systems — in some cases from their own homes and private computers — security must be prioritised. Reinhard Mayr, head of information security and research operations at …

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