Archive: Jul 2012

Dispenser Options: Tracing Food and Drug Dispensing

Tracking and tracing in the food industry has been made easier with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. However, these tags can only be placed on certain items, leaving some dispensary products without a tracking method. How can you track how much of a liquid is dispensed? A few businesses have figured it out, with technology…

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Look further than the headline

It’s always worth keeping in mind how the news business works, when you follow the news as closely as we do. They have to be able to condense an in-depth story into 250 words, and then condense 250 words into a single headline, and add a photograph which is illustrative of the story, and conveys…

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How Automation Works in Pharmaceutical Laboratories

Drug shortages have frequently been in the news in recent years, as have the medical industry’s fight to create better, stronger antibiotics to fight super bugs. Both have placed immense pressure on the drug manufacturing industry to produce medicines faster. This pressure has transferred to the research and development lab where automation has taken hold….

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Market news round-up

First, for those of us in the manufacturing industry in Michigan, the good news: Detroit’s Big Three posted higher U.S. auto sales for June, with Chrysler Group LLC and General Motors Co. leading with double-digit increases. Ford Motor Co’s sales for the month rose 7% from a year earlier. This is indeed encouraging, but the…

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