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  • Rapid Engineered Solutions for Complex Fluid Control Applications

    Time to market is critical for most industries and this is true for medical device & analytical instrumentation manufacturers. Suppliers to these manufacturers need to quickly respond to demands for innovative technologies and expertise to help the manufacturers meet their aggressive project schedules. In this 3-minute YouTube video, Rapid Engineered Solutions Customized Analytical & Medical Valve Solutions , Emerson…
  • Precision Miniature Isolation Valves in Clinical Diagnostic Equipment

    We all appreciate the advances in medical technology to detect issues early and help us lead full and healthy lives. For medical diagnostic equipment that require fluid samples, this equipment requires fast, accurate and compact fluid control during diagnostic test runs. In this 5-minute YouTube video, Fluid Control Solutions for Clinical Laboratory Dispensing Applications , Emerson’s Tony Gaglio describes a new product…
  • Emerson Technologies Supporting Fast COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Rollout

    In a Pharmaceutical Processing World article, Emerson’s Ben Arriola and Zach Blum discuss technologies advancing vaccine development. It’s safe to say that there has never been a pharmaceutical effort so huge, fast, and successful as developing multiple vaccines for COVID-19. It is truly global in that countries all over the world are developing their own formulations. Making this possible and practical has depended…
  • Digital Twin Technology for Bioreactor Control and Optimization

    At Texas A&M University’s Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center’s 76 th Instrumentation and Automation Symposium , Emerson’s Greg McMillan presented two topics. I’ll recap his Bioreactor Control and Optimization presentation in today’s post and save his Process Effects on Control for a future post. Greg opened explaining how digital twin technology enables Process Analytical Technology (PAT) for manufacturers in the…
  • Making Medicine Personal with Flexible Automation Solutions

    Personalized medicine manufacturers are rapidly changing their manufacturing platforms to provide a new scale of production. In the Emerson Exchange Virtual Series, life sciences experts held an open Q&A on the trajectory of cell and gene therapies, and how a different approach to automation helps enable a brave new world of therapeutics. Cell and gene therapies disrupt manufacturing Kelsey Hill , Emerson’s life…
  • Single-Use Biopharma Needs Specialized pH Sensing Technology

    Industry is seeing a shift to single-use biopharmaceutical manufacturing methods, prompting a need for new pH measurement approaches to overcome instrumentation challenges. Scientist working with a bioreactor for cell culture Monitoring and historizing the pH of a process media batch, and often using this value for control and automation, is commonly required for biopharma processing operations. Traditional production…
  • Modular Plug and Play, MTP Will Enable More Flexible Life Sciences Manufacturing

    Modular facilities are a key enabler of speed to market in life sciences. As organizations try to bring new therapies to market faster, those therapies require a wide variety of equipment—many of which are new to the process. These new machines must not only work together, but also must integrate seamlessly with existing process equipment and systems to keep production nimble. In the recent Emerson Exchange Virtual…
  • Digital Transformation Helps Moderna Safely Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine in Record Time

    A common theme across the Emerson Exchange Virtual Series has been the way software and digital technologies have helped us all deal with an unexpected and unprecedented pandemic. Wherever there is adversity, there are also innovators who step up to the challenge of delivering solutions to critical problems. In the February keynote address, Speed to Market, Jim Nyquist , chairman of Emerson’s systems and software business…
  • Precision Flow for Laboratory Instruments

    So, your doctor has ordered a blood or other bodily fluid sample, or you’ve taken a COVID-19 test. What happens to these samples next? In a short 3:11 video, Medical Moment | Clinical Laboratory Instruments | ASCO , Emerson’s Jim Perry and Tony Gaglio address this question and discuss the typical challenges clinical laboratory instruments manufacturers face and how Emerson’s engineers and customized fluid control solutions…
  • Digitalizing and Automating Review by Exception

    Review by exception recordkeeping for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical producers collects the critical process exceptions during production runs. Good automated manufacturing practice (GAMP) approach for these electronic production records are: …processes are maintained within defined tolerances, data & events are recorded; process data is monitored at appropriate intervals, alerts and alarms are generated when…
  • Welcome to Emerson Automation Experts Podcasts

    Visit our podcast subscription page to subscribe with your favorite podcast player. The post Welcome to Emerson Automation Experts Podcasts appeared first on the Emerson Automation Experts blog.
  • Artificial Intelligence in Vaccine Manufacturing

    Recently vaccines have become available to help in putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies were used in the race to develop these vaccines. In a Jersey’s Best article, Powerful AI technology is changing the way N.J. operates, for the better , Emerson’s Dennis Belanger explains how AI is used: …as a monitoring tool to understand the condition of eggs that are often used to…
  • Single-Use Pressure Transmitter Receives Pharma Innovation Award

    The annual Pharma Innovation Awards , selected by the editors and reviewers of Pharma Manufacturing , recognize leaders in pharmaceutical equipment and technology for the potential value and innovation they bring to the pharma industry. The Rosemount 550PT Pressure Transmitter was among one of these recently awarded technologies, acknowledged for filling the need for instrumentation technology designed specifically for…
  • Reliable and Stable Bioprocessing Single-Use Sensors

    In an Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series presentation, Validating Single-Use Sensor Performance and Integration with Bioreactors, Emerson’s Brandon Haschke highlighted these technologies. Here is the presentation abstract: Single-use technologies are a rapidly growing sector of life sciences manufacturing. These technologies reduce costs in manufacturing and increase a manufacturing facility’s flexibility, allowing…
  • Digital Transformation to Fast-Track Vaccine Development

    Have you wondered how some of the leading pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers have developed and tested their COVID-19 vaccine candidates in record time? In a Pharma Manufacturing article, The new requirement to fast-track vaccines , Emerson group president for the Systems and Software business, Jim Nyquist , shares ways in which these feats were accomplished. A digital transformation was needed to dramatically…
  • Medical Device Precise Pressure and Flow Control

    Many medical devices require precise pressures and flow rates. One example application is for ventilators—something that we all became very familiar with in this COVID pandemic era., In a Medical Product Outsourcing article, Proportional Valves in Medical Devices , Emerson’s Paul Gant describes how proportional pressure control valves help to meet the stringent requirements for medical devices including: Anesthesia…
  • Improving Product and Process Development in Life Sciences

    “Driving the Future of Pharma” is the theme for next week’s fully digital 2020 ISPE Annual Meeting and Expo . The focus for the meeting is: …on steering the future of pharmaceutical science and manufacturing toward a more global, synchronized, and quality-driven industry. Emerson’s Michalle Adkins will be discussing villains and heroes in knowledge management . Michalle’s poster presentation addresses the question…
  • Simplifying Pneumatic Valve Installations

    Biopharmaceutical manufacturers seek ways to more quickly and efficiently scale up their operations as well as maintain quality control processes when bringing new products to market. Automation is one place to help drive these improvements. Emerson’s Mukta Sharma alerted me to a whitepaper, How to Simplify Your Pneumatic Valve Installation to Improve Your Drug Manufacturing Operation , which highlights the critical…
  • Emerson technologies helping world meet urgent need for ventilators

    Even before the critical global demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the twin challenges of a worldwide aging population and associated lung disease had led to an increased need for ventilators. However, the Covid-19 crisis has heightened the urgent demand for ventilators to extraordinary levels, putting intense pressure on the production capabilities of medical equipment manufacturers. The simple purpose of…
  • Building Digital Transformation, One Step at a Time

    In a Flow Control magazine article, Seven Digital Transformation Myths Exposed, Emerson’s Brian Joe offers advice on starting a digital transformation program. When we talk to companies about digital transformation, especially companies that have yet to launch a program, we frequently hear two kinds of responses representing two extremes. Either they don’t think the technologies work, or they have inflated expectations…
  • Accelerate Technology Transfer through the Product Development Pipeline

    In this age of rapid races for vaccines and therapeutics to battle the Coronavirus, there is even greater focus on the technology transfer process through the product development pipeline to commercial production. Emerson’s Michalle Adkins and Ron Rossbach will host a webinar on reducing time to market for a new therapies—a key opportunity for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers. This webinar will take…
  • Choosing Temperature Instrumentation Should Begin with Understanding the Process

    In a Process Heating magazine article titled Questions to Ask About Temperature Measurement Applications , Emerson’s Sarah Kendrick helps engineers work through the critical temperature application design process. Imagine this: One of your process engineers comes to you, points to a P&ID and says, “We need a new process temperature measurement right here. Take care of it.” What is the first thing you need to know to ensure…
  • Optimizing Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes

    Optimizing both continuous and batch-based processes have their unique challenges. I caught up with Emerson’s Alan Johnston who shared with me how technology advances in real-time modeling, adaptive scheduling and predictive maintenance are enabling successes in optimization for biopharmaceutical manufacturers who may have a combination of both types of processes in their operations. The performance objectives are typically…
  • Life Sciences Operational Performance Improvement Webinar Series

    With events across our industry still on Coronavirus hiatus, we’re fully into webinar season as a replacement. For pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers, we have a Life Sciences.NOW webinar series . This series includes eight interactive discussions on digital plant technologies and will provide direction and updates on key manufacturing operation initiatives to improve operational performance, deliver…
  • BioPhorum Collaboration for Improving Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

    Let’s recognize the tremendous efforts by people in the Life Sciences industry racing for solutions to COVID-19 Coronavirus treatments and vaccines. In an unprecedented way, many are scaling up for full production while still in the early phases of development. We’re all hoping that one or several treatments will work in helping wind down this challenging era. Over the years, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers…