Cleaning and Coating: How to Overcome Challenges in Device Design and Manufacturing

Jul 22, 2016

Cleaning and coating methods can significantly affect the consistency and quality of medical device performance. However, many design engineers and manufacturers are unaware of this fact. It’s important to keep in mind device cleaning and coating considerations at every stage of design and manufacturing for optimal performance once the device is in a doctor’s use. Read on for four of the top challenges and solutions design engineers and manufacturers experience regarding cleaning and coating during medical device production. Within this article, Jay Tourigny, Senior Vice President at MicroCare Medical, presents more information on cleaning and coating. ...

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Why is Good Tablet Design so Important and How Can it be Achieved?

Jul 22, 2016

Detailed design of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical tablets is essential in order to produce robust tablets with bespoke designs. Tablet manufacturers should not overlook tablet design because it is key to the quality of the end product. Good tablet design is extremely important; it has an impact upon anti-counterfeiting, tooling strength, tablet coating, durability and functionality. Good tablet design helps to avoid downstream manufacturing problems such as tablet sticking, picking, lamination, capping and premature tooling failures. I Holland’s Product Design Manager, Steve Osborn explains why good tablet design is so important. ...

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MES Adoption in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing – A Changing Landscape

Jul 22, 2016

Manufacturing execution system solutions have the potential to improve productivity and simplify compliance within the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. However, factors such as cost and lack of specialist expertise have proven a barrier to many small and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies. Siobhan Fleming, Business Development Executive and Manufacturing Software Specialist at LZ Lifescience, discusses the role of MES solutions in the pharmaceutical sector, typical barriers to adoption and the increasing use of the technology as it becomes more accessible to a wider part of the industry. ...

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Safe, Fast and Compliant: The Raman Advantage for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Jul 22, 2016

The contamination or incorrect measurement of raw materials used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical and healthcare products poses a significant risk to patient safety. As a result, regulatory requirements for raw material identification and QA/ QC manufacturing process have become increasingly stringent and manufacturers are faced with the challenges of meeting these requirements while simultaneously trying to improve productivity, reduce costs and deliver innovative products to market. Suzanne Schreyer, Sr. Applications Scientist at Rigaku Analytical Devices, focuses on the Raman advantage for pharmaceutical manufacturing. ...

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