Tag Archives: Pharmaceutical Engineering

Pneumatic Blending

Pneumatic blending offers numerous advantages over mechanical mixing. It incorporates a series of controlled compressed gas (or air) pulses into the bottom of a conical hopper to mix dissimilar materials into a homogeneous blend. As the compressed gas expands back … Continue reading

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Productivity in Upstream Processes

By Ken Clapp, Upstream Product Manager, GE Healthcare Although keeping a better-faster-cheaper mindset, the bioprocessing industry cannot sacrifice quality. Over the past few decades, tremendous improvements have been made, including the industrialization of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and biologics … Continue reading

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Maximizing On-Target Yields during The Production of APIs

Maximizing on-target yields during the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) is a crucial goal for efficient pharmaceutical manufacturing.  Meeting that goal can have a significant impact on your bottom line.  On-target optimization depends on achieving the tightest particle size … Continue reading

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Modern Press Technology

Tablet press technology is evolving as rapidly as the speeds at which the presses themselves are capable of running. While the old, industry assertion that “all presses make tablets in the same fashion” does have a kernel of truth to … Continue reading

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Bioprocessing Facilities: New Technologies are driving a Deeper Understanding of the Entire Process

Bioprocessing Facilities: New Technologies are driving a Deeper Understanding of the Entire Process By: Tom Piombino, Process Architect – IPS-Integrated Project Services, Inc. While most architecture in the world is devoted to creating environments for human occupancy, who is tasked … Continue reading

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Multi-Component Kit and Device Assembly and Packaging

By: Kevin Swartz, Sr. Engineer – Packaging SME; Len Pauzer, Sr. Process Engineer; and Tina Gushue, Process Engineer – IPS As the medical field develops unique delivery systems and novel drugs, it creates new challenges for the industries that support … Continue reading

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Pharma Manufacturing and Engineering: Socially Savvy

There are plenty of blogs, news sources and active social accounts for the pharmaceutical industry.  Many look at orphan drugs or share the newest medical device advances. For engineering and manufacturing, however, there is only limited social activity.  But that activity … Continue reading

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