A large chiller outside, which could be made more efficient with an ice storage system

Keeping it cool: how biopharma facilities can use an old technology in a new way

Ice storage, coupled with a glycol chiller, can provide benefits that other options can’t.

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Oral solid dose tablets on a continuous manufacturing line

Continuous OSD manufacturing—a 2019 technology update

Continuous oral solid dosage manufacturing is a transformational processing platform that is here today and is here to stay. Although the industry is working on harmonization and some level of standardization of the platforms, continuous manufacturing is not a one-size-fits all offering.

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Closing the deal: Understanding when to close your process

Closing the deal: understanding when to close your process

Too often, the term “closed process” is thrown around without an understanding of the salient issues. Pharmaceutical process closure can certainly provide many benefits, but there are various impacts and requirements depending on the ultimate goal and the specific process you are trying to close.

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Using Target Value Design: A short introduction

Using target value design: a short introduction

Target value design presents a solution to an age-old problem: can project cost, schedule and quality goals all be achieved?

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Sustainable site energy solutions: Ten things you can do now for big impact

Sustainable site energy solutions: ten things you can do now for big impact

While sustainable site energy solutions are not a new thing, their economical payback has improved considerably with increased technological strides and available incentives.

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Don't reinvent the wheel

Don’t reinvent the wheel—refine the heck out of it

I love being presented with a design challenge, but arriving at the final answer can be arduous and time consuming without a path to follow. In the process of taking the steps to the solution, the strategy becomes less daunting, and the method becomes more comfortable.

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Can’t hack it? Why pharma should heed the growing threats to cyber security

Can’t hack it? Why pharma should heed the growing threats to cyber security

Who would want to hack a programmable logic controller? Is cybersecurity really that important for pharma companies?

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Stainless steel liquid mixing equipment, an important scale up consideration

12 dos and dont’s when scaling up food production

Now is a time of great opportunity for food entrepreneurs. Consumers are demanding more choices, and e-commerce is connecting buyers and sellers worldwide. Food startups can grow in new ways and more rapidly than was previously possible, but when success maxes out production capacity, the entrepreneur faces a new challenge — scaling up food production to keep up with demand.

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Oral solid dose tablets on a continuous manufacturing line

Continuous OSD manufacturing and patient impact

FDA approved oral solid dosage (OSD) products are improving, changing and enhancing lives, via the use of a continuous manufacturing platform. 

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Solving biopharma design challenges with computational fluid dynamics part one: Designing a mixing tank with high-performance computing in the cloud

Solving biopharma design challenges with computational fluid dynamics

Computational fluid dynamics and cloud computing can make complex models more cost-effective and less time-consuming.

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