Initiating Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) production operations, whether as part of facility start-up, product changeover, or following a shutdown, requires complex coordination of both logical and physical process controls. Inefficient configuration and qualification practices for automation and information management systems can lead to both start-up delays and productivity losses.
Life Sciences & Medical
In Ben Arriola’s article, Introducing the Next-Generation Single-Use pH Sensor, he describes how advancements in single-use sensors have improved quality, reliability, and the level of supplier support.
There is little doubt that the recent explosion in available cloud technologies has been a boon for manufacturing across a wide array of industries. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are no exception, and organizations are now carefully considering where leveraging cloud...
Neo Chow Yang shares how Emerson’s Real-Time Modeling System allows users to visualize the facility constraints, accommodate variability, maximize production, and understand the implications of any change in the manufacturing process.
As consumers of medicinal products of various kinds (vaccines, immunotherapies, tablets, capsules, cell therapies, etc.), we know that although product quality is important, reliable supply is also critical. A reliable supplier of therapeutic goods requires the...
Success must be supported so it can be sustained. As Chris Jensen and H.P. Slater discuss in an article in the July issue of Process Heating, this line of thinking is no less true in predictive maintenance (PdM) than in anything else. Some companies are impressed with...
For manufacturers in the Life Sciences industry, production challenges often occur in these four areas—production readiness, equipment reliability, personnel effectiveness and facility/line efficiency. In this post, I’ll focus on equipment reliability, and specifically, unplanned downtime.
Flow is the foundation of world class production processes. Impediments to flow result in waste (transportation, inventory, motion, waiting, over-processing, over-production, defects). Unfortunately, digital solutions are often leveraged to address observed wastes in production processes without first addressing foundational problems.
In a presentation at the ACHEMA Pulse virtual conference this year, Emerson’s Alan Johnston shared how fast rollout of COVID vaccine manufacturing has changed the mindset of how quickly a new therapy can move from development to commercial manufacturing and ultimately to the consumer.
Accelerating vaccine development requires unprecedented flexibility in managing data. With increasing integration between product lifecycle management systems and software—like distributed control systems (DCS) and manufacturing execution systems (MES)—data, recipes, and processes can be digitally altered, shared, and used to scale across the lifecycle.
The Red Dot Design Award is an annual design competition that appraises the best products created every year. Expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts, select the winning designs. The Rosemount™ 1408H Non-Contacting Level...
Technology has continued to advance and provide ways to assist pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical manufacturers with production readiness. Improper set up and qualification of automation and information management production applications cause start-up and product changeover delays, as well as slow performance during production runs.
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