Everything you do in life catches up to you eventually. And just like the state of your complexion, pharmaceutical equipment loses its pep over time and cracks around the edges. Of course, these breakdowns are not only cosmetic. Without proper maintenance and occasional upgrades, old and faulty pharma equipment can increase the risk of contamination, which can trigger recalls and quality-related disruptions in production that don’t just slow down work at one plant — they can also be a major contributor to U.S. drug shortages.In pharma plants, age definitely matters.Ironically, there’s no shortage of new equipment that manufacturers can buy to replace their older…Full Story
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