Pharmaceutical

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...

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...

When The Tap Isn’t Good Enough: Classification of Water in Drug Manufacturing

Water is the base ingredient for many drug products. It is also used in cleaning the equipment and to alter the makeup of other drugs. Like other substance, water carries pathogens, minerals and other contaminants that can actually change the composition of the drug. Bacteria within the water can cause illness in the...

Finding Sustainability is Medical Manufacturing

Sustainability in manufacturing is dominating the manufacturing world, as companies work to reduce, reuse and recycle in any way that they can. The reusable products sector that provides shipping equipment is one solution that continues to take a foothold. Redesigning plants for better use of space (and reduction of energy) is another. Many...

What "Manufacturing Delay" Really Means

In January 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began warning of an impending shortage in the availability of certain drugs. These included cancer-fighting drugs, asthma medications and drugs often administered in the emergency room. To help patients and doctors track the availability of the drugs, the FDA set up...

Particles That Ruined the Batch

In August 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned drug manufacturer Hyaluron to clean up its act after finding contaminants in several products. December of the same year saw a recall of the famous antacid Rolaids due to contamination. In fact, the pharmaceutical industry news portal In Pharma found...

Eyeballing Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Elsewhere in manufacturing, quality control consists of tasting, sampling, trying, and testing the products coming off the assembly line. In pharmaceuticals manufacturing, quality control is a bit more intricate. Prescription drugs consist of precise chemical compounds formulated to perform a certain task within the body. Quality control thus consists of...

Jobs in Pharmaceuticals: Is the Industry Really Recession Proof?

The pharmaceutical industry has long been thought of as the most recession-proof in the manufacturing world today. It is a medical-based industry that creates items that people need to survive, no matter how old they are—prescription drugs. However, the recession of 2008-2009 had many experts rethinking the categorization of...

5 Efficiency Tools from the Pharmacy

Manufacturing dispensers are used in several places throughout the factory automation process. Eagle Technologies creates dispensing systems for use in various industries, from automotive to food processing, including pharmaceuticals. Keeping dispenser efficiency high is the goal, one that you can reach by taking a few cues from the pharmacy. In the...

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