This article first appeared in BioPharm International, October 1, Caroline Hroncich Today pharma companies are faced with an ever-changing market that includes increased regulatory challenges, globalization, and heightened competition (1). Biopharma companies are rapidly expanding into emerging markets where there are new opportunities for drug development. Conversely, logistics companies must keep up with the demand, ensuring all storage technology is equipped to retain the safety and efficacy of a drug by the time it reaches the end of its journey. This article by World Courier delves into these relevant industry topics: Common considerations for shipping biopharmaceuticals; Temperature management in extreme climates; Recent advancements; and Looking ahead. Learn more about optimizing temperature control for biopharmaceuticals in the article below!
Competitive forces are driving unheard-of levels of innovation in product design, materials and lean manufacturing processes. A rigorous and proactive approach to risk containment is essential to protect your brand and bottom line. Today’s non-destructive testing field is comprised of several commonly utilized techniques and several others that aren’t as commonly employed. Each technique has its advantages and limitations. No single method is superior, however, AMS’ expertise lies in the team’s ability to identify and deploy the ideal inspection method for each project at the best overall value. Find out more about non-destructive testing, future-proofing best practices, and financial justification in the Q&A eBook with Advanced Material Solutions below! Join us at the American Manufacturing Summit March 28-29, 2017 in Chicago, IL to hear the President of Advanced Material Solutions, Peter Miller, speak on “Future-Proofing Manufacturing Through Non-destructive Testing.”
Today, medical device developers use realistic simulation solutions from SIMULIA to accelerate the overall product innovation process, reduce development costs, and improve patient safety and product quality. This Q&A eBook with Dassault Systèmes explores realistic simulation and its massive potential to dramatically transform healthcare. Included is a video where Dr. Steve Levine, of Dassault Systèmes, discusses 3D Design and Collaborative Platforms to Support Digital Health at Generis’ American Medical Device Summit 2016. Check out the eBook and the video below!
It’s important to keep up with compliance mandates because the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps a close watch on the medical device industry. If there is an accident involving your devices, it could damage the lives of your patients and the reputation of your company. This article focuses on the most significant FDA quality regulatory programs to be aware of, and tips on how to avoid fines and court action for non-compliance. Read the full article here. For more information about keeping up with regulations, visit The Copley Consulting Group and Infor CloudSuite Industrial for Medical Devices.
Early visibility to product cost drivers helps companies eliminate problems before they become extremely expensive to fix. This was the conclusion of the team at Honeywell Aerospace after their first few programs where they integrated a product cost management platform into the product development process. Watch the following video case study below to hear Bret Armstrong, Manager of the Should Cost team in Cost Performance Engineering at Honeywell, highlight three specific examples that underscore the value of early visibility to cost for everyone in the product value chain from beginning to end. Read the full article from aPriori here, and watch the video case study below!
As you face stricter air quality and combustible dust regulations, coupled with tighter internal cost controls, choosing and using the best dust collector filter for your process is more important than ever. Making an informed choice can improve your collector’s dust capture efficiency and reliability while reducing energy and maintenance requirements. Dust collection systems are the preferred technology for most dry processing applications today, and there are many different pleated filter cartridges available for these collectors. Find out more about types of filter media and selection tips, from Rick Kreczner at Camfil APC, to help you determine the best filter for your application below!
“The automotive industry is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation, including improving safety features. Inspection and quality control are the most important safety tools in today’s business world.” Non-destructive testing has been utilized for more than one hundred years and has come a long way since the early years. For example, today the proactive use of NDT can eliminate non-conforming parts from incoming material streams. By assuming a proactive NDT approach, manufacturers are able to catch nonconformances that aren’t detectable by visual or functional inspections. Our pioneers would be proud. Peter Miller, President of Advanced Material Solutions (AMS), shares his insights on the topic of future-proofing in the manufacturing industry, highlighting four key steps manufacturers should take to approach non-destructive testing in this Q & A with Generis. Check out the eBook below!
Capturing dust and fumes generated during welding presents a unique challenge, and, unfortunately, there are many health problems that can be caused by an overexposure to welding fumes. Though capturing dust and fumes is a challenge, it is important to have a safe dust collection system to rid your work environment of these harmful pollutants. Still not convinced that air pollution control is important? Check out the Camfil infographic below to explore the top 5 respiratory concerns associated with welding, followed by a solution that works. Hear more from Camfil by joining the discussion at the American Automotive Summit on November 10-11 in Detroit.
Averna’s solution has reduced UUT testing and loading time by 75% while boosting throughput and ensuring stringent quality standards.
Surface preparation is a critical manufacturing process that enables sealing, bonding, painting, coating, printing and cleaning. By utilizing appropriate surface preparation processes medical device manufacturers can speed production, ensure product safety, and decrease the likelihood of recalls. Despite the critical nature of this process the majority of manufacturers are still relying upon outdated surface evaluation methods such as dyne and water break. These current methods lack precision, allows for subjective interpretation, and are often destructive. We sat down with BTG Labs to find out more about the challenges of surface preparation and how manufacturers can effectively overcome them. Check out the eBook below! eBook Surface Preparation for Medical Device Manufacturers
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