By Trisha Gladd, Editor, Pharmaceutical Online and Bioresearch Online
When Josh Layhue and John Klinge of Eriez Magnetics, a company specializing in technology for magnetic, vibratory, and inspection system applications, were tasked with designing a new metal detector for the Eriez product line, they knew that while customer feedback was important, it should not completely define the solution. The key to their success became not just customer feedback and strategic planning, but also the ability to keep an open mind and, if necessary, the willingness to take risks.
By Robert McGregor, Global Marketing and High End Product Manager, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
You bet it does, whether or not manufacturing realizes it. Rheology is the science that looks at how materials flow. Whether the product is a liquid, cream, paste, or solid, the manufacturing process must transfer raw ingredients through multiple stages to create the finished product.
By Dave Cousins, Bosch Packaging Technology
The handy stick packs become more and more popular, even in the pharmaceutical industry. Reasons for the rising popularity are obvious: Stick packs offer safe packaging that is produced achieving a high output level, but consuming less packaging material compared to alternative pack styles. These are some of the reasons pharmaceutical manufacturer Bright Future opted for this packaging solution from Bosch.
By Ed Miseta, Chief Editor, Outsourced Pharma and Clinical Leader
There is no question the life sciences industry is global in nature. Numerous pharma companies have locations in multiple countries and across multiple continents. According to its website, Pfizer alone has offices in 45 different countries. Many of those firms now have suppliers, as well as CMO and CRO partners, that are also stretched across multiple continents. That extended global supply chain has made the job of the folks who handle the shipping of drugs and materials to those varied locations ever more complicated.
By Morgan Polen, VP of Application Technology, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
Minienvironments and isolation technology have become commonplace in semiconductor and other high-technology manufacturing industries.