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Advancing Digital Twin Technology

Posted in Digital Transformation, Simulation on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019. No comments yet
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Digital twins provide a simulation of the manufacturing or production process as well as the automation systems which control it. Depending on the level of fidelity of the process models, this digital twin can have many uses. I caught up with Emerson’s Zuwei Jin who shared some of his thoughts around these digital twins. He […]

Sensors for Single-Use Bioreactors

Posted in Life Sciences on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019. No comments yet
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For pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers, scaling up production has typically meant large, 5000+ liter stainless steel bioreactors for the process. These require cleaning and sterilization between batches. Market demands are driving the need for more flexibility with smaller batches. Single-use technologies (SUT) are being applied to bioreactors to address these demands and reduce the cost […]

Taming Big Data in the Life Sciences

Posted in Life Sciences on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019. No comments yet
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The Interphex conference for pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers is underway this week in New York City. Emerson’s Bob Lenich is presenting Big Data in Life Sciences Manufacturing. Bob opens citing one pharmaceutical manufacturer who generates 5000 data points every second during a production run. This data rate translates into 1.3*1010 pieces of data per production […]

Manufacturing Execution Systems in Drug Research and Development

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019. No comments yet
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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) outlines the drug development process in five steps: Discovery and development Preclinical research Clinical trials FDA review FDA post-market safety monitoring I caught up with Emerson’s Zuwei Jin whom you may recall from earlier posts on the role of automation in the drug development process. Zuwei explained to […]

Outlook and Trends for Biotech Industry

Posted in Life Sciences on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. No comments yet
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What is the 2019 outlook for research & development in the biotech industry? Pharmaceutical Processing magazine explores this question in an article, Outlook 2019: Tech, Data, and Biotech Boom. Emerson’s Bob Lenich joined other suppliers to this industry to share his thoughts on some of the issues, challenges and developments expected to occur in the […]