Investigation Of New Level Technologies In Single Use, Disposable Systems
This article presents guided wave radar level measurement as an acceptable, less expensive alternate to load cell systems. By David Ladoski and Dan Klees
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Modular Facility Design: A Cost-Effective Option In The Post-Blockbuster Drug Era
The pharmaceutical industry has undergone a sea of change in recent years as manufacturers have adapted to the end of the era of large-volume production of mass-market blockbuster drugs. With firms now focusing in on subpopulations of patients, there is a need for lean, adaptable facilities that can switch quickly between multiple products in multiple formats. Modular facilities can meet this need. While not a panacea, for the right project characteristics, ‘Modularity in Design’ can deliver significant and quantifiable long-term value.
How The Extrusion Process Impacts The Quality of Blow/Fill/Seal Products
A collaborative study involving Cardinal Health, Inc. and Air Dispersions Ltd. has been carried out to further the understanding of the extrusion process and its impact upon the quality of Blow/Fill/Seal product.
Proportional Valves For Closed-Loop Control Of Inert Gases In Process Automation
In many process automation applications, the pressure and flow of gases are controlled. Explosion protection requirements mean that an inert atmosphere is often created and maintained in reactors and process tanks in a plant. This is usually done with nitrogen and in some cases also with argon. Other applications include the transfer of materials between process tanks and filling, using inert gas, air, sterile air and carbon dioxide.
Why Merck Selected Control Cabinets For Their Biotech Center
Merck Serono, the pharmaceutical arm of Merck KGaA, is investing 350 million euros in its new plant and creating 200 new jobs for biologists, engineers, technicians and laboratory staff. Drugs based on complex molecules that cannot be synthesised chemically are created in a biotechnological process on four production lines with a bioreactor capacity of 140,000 litres. This includes the development of the cell bank, the production of proteins in the bioreactors and filtration and purification for the purest protein concentrations.
Improve Your Facility Monitoring System To Comply With Regulatory Requirements
A facility monitoring system (FMS) is a process monitoring tool that collects data from sensors such as optical particle counters, differential pressure sensors, and temperature probes in realtime. Acronyms are independent monitoring system (IMS) or environmental monitoring system (EMS). Software presents that data as information; real-time alarms notify facility operators of alert limits to enable an immediate response to an unwanted event or excursion. Reports and trend graphs can be produced.
The Right Way To Buy Valves And Valve Terminals
The global market for valves and valve terminals today is so large that it is almost impossible to maintain an overview. Often, price seems the only buying criterion. But it pays to look more closely, particularly with regard to higher productivity and process reliability.