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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Wed, 10/21/2009 - 16:41
Ever get stuck behind a loud bore on an airplane? I had that misfortune last week. Eventually tuned him out, but couldn’t help but pity his quiet seat-mate, who didn’t know a peptide from a Pepsi, as he got sucked deeper and deeper into a one-sided verbal black hole,...
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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Wed, 10/21/2009 - 13:58
Everyone keeps talking about how the industry is on the brink of great change….it’s the death of the blockbuster….the birth of…what? The niche-buster? Personalized medicine?
Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 22:30
The talk was all about convergence and mashups at this week's annual Rockwell Automation Fair in Nashville. In case you haven't heard, a mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool--at least that's how Wikipedia defines it. "
Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Mon, 11/19/2007 - 12:15
There is quite nothing like a trade show that provides complimentary lunch, snacks, and beverages to keep you charged as you plow the show floors. With an orange juice and muffin in hand I spent the morning at the Life Sciences Industry Forum of the Rockwell Automation Fair where manufacturing...
Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Fri, 09/07/2007 - 12:29
Hospira CEO and Chairman Christopher Begley urged lawmakers yesterday to pass legislation enabling the FDA to create an abbreviated regulatory pathway for "safe, pure and effective biogenerics." In a keynote address at the Generic Pharmaceutical Association's (GPhA) Annual Policy Conference, Begley explained that the continual lack of an approval process...
Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Sat, 06/23/2007 - 13:41
Last week, FDA approved an automatic home medication device, the Web based Electronic Medication Management Assistant or EMMA, designed to prevent medication errors. It's designed to be an "electronic nurse, " linked to pharmacist and health care provider, to monitor and manage medication.
Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Thu, 06/21/2007 - 13:24
Mention robotics and many people still envision 2001: A Space Odyssey. If they don't think of HAL, chances are they think of automotive plants, but robots are finding increased use in pharma, in packaging applications but also in R&D areas such as sample preparation and high throughput screening.