Industry 4.0

New trends in tech impacting pharma facility design and construction

From personalized therapies to big data and digitalization, key trends in technology are driving new strategies for pharmaceutical facility design and construction.

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Smart instrumentation in Industry 4.0

Five factors to smart instrumentation in Industry 4.0

Instruments in today’s market are heavily data-driven and connected. Live information about your process can be accessed at the field level without having to be networked through a traditional HMI (human-machine interface). Learn how Industry 4.0 incorporates the data and analytics from smart instruments to add tremendous value to an organization.

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Lean delivery

Reducing waste with lean delivery in facility design and construction

Applying a lean delivery approach to the design and construction of new facilities can reduce waste, lower costs and improve speed to market.

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Membrane-Based RO Systems for WFI

Membrane-based reverse osmosis systems for WFI production

Water for injection (WFI) is used in the pharmaceutical industry to formulate parenteral drugs and for cleaning and other manufacturing operations. Reverse osmosis followed by a polishing step can be a more efficient and cost-effective solution for WFI production.

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How to incorporate highly potent drug products into your facility

How to incorporate highly potent drug products into your facility

There are many benefits to adding highly potent drug products to your portfolio, including increasing demand and generating potentially higher profit margins. Making the decision to incorporate highly potent drug products into your manufacturing facility can be a challenging process.

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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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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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