Optimizing Temperature Control for Biopharmaceuticals

This article first appeared in BioPharm International, October 1, Caroline Hroncich

Today pharma companies are faced with an ever-changing market that includes increased regulatory challenges, globalization, and heightened competition (1). Biopharma companies are rapidly expanding into emerging markets where there are new opportunities for drug development. Conversely, logistics companies must keep up with the demand, ensuring all storage technology is equipped to retain the safety and efficacy of a drug by the time it reaches the end of its journey.

This article by World Courier delves into these relevant industry topics:

  • Common considerations for shipping biopharmaceuticals;
  • Temperature management in extreme climates;
  • Recent advancements; and
  • Looking ahead.

Learn more about optimizing temperature control for biopharmaceuticals in the article below!  


Q&A eBook with Advanced Material Solutions: The Importance of Non-destructive Testing in Manufacturing

Competitive forces are driving unheard-of levels of innovation in product design, materials and lean manufacturing processes. A rigorous and proactive approach to risk containment is essential to protect your brand and bottom line.

Today’s non-destructive testing field is comprised of several commonly utilized techniques and several others that aren’t as commonly employed. Each technique has its advantages and limitations. No single method is superior, however, AMS’ expertise lies in the team’s ability to identify and deploy the ideal inspection method for each project at the best overall value.

Find out more about non-destructive testing, future-proofing best practices, and financial justification in the Q&A eBook with Advanced Material Solutions below!


Join us at the American Manufacturing Summit March 28-29, 2017 in Chicago, IL to hear the President of Advanced Material Solutions, Peter Miller, speak on “Future-Proofing Manufacturing Through Non-destructive Testing.”

Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) for Medical Devices

For medical device manufacturers, advancing and maintaining information management solutions that are compliant with an evolving set of FDA regulatory standards is a constant challenge. As you strive to manufacture high-quality medical devices, you need an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that can help you minimize compliance risk, as you maintain profitability, drive efficiencies, and streamline all parts of your business.

This article will delve into:

  • Upholding GMP quality standards;
  • Maintaining regulatory compliance;
  • Using integrated electronic records; and
  • Meeting regulatory requirements.

To find out more about how to reduce compliance risks and meet regulatory requirements, check out the white paper by Copley Consulting Group below:


How Medical Device Manufacturers Can Optimize Quality, Lower Costs, and Increase Efficiency

Medical device manufacturing has minimal tolerance for error—and quality is of the utmost importance. If your products don’t deliver what you promise, lives can be at stake. At the same time, product returns erode your profit margins, while customer satisfaction can make—or break—your reputation. For companies with unique patented products, meeting demand puts added pressure on every stage of your supply chain.

This white paper by the Copley Consulting Group explains how you can make a commitment to lean processes while raising your quality standards, improving efficiency, and driving down costs. It’s important to create efficiencies in your manufacturing processes, but this often involves taking small incremental steps.

Find out more about educating your organization about these opportunities, driving down costs, and systematically removing waste and uneven workloads from your manufacturing processes below:


Top Medical Device Industry Regulations—and Why They Matter

It’s important to keep up with compliance mandates because the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps a close watch on the medical device industry. If there is an accident involving your devices, it could damage the lives of your patients and the reputation of your company.

This article focuses on the most significant FDA quality regulatory programs to be aware of, and tips on how to avoid fines and court action for non-compliance.

Read the full article here.


For more information about keeping up with regulations, visit The Copley Consulting Group and Infor CloudSuite Industrial for Medical Devices.

Case Study Video: Honeywell Aerospace Boosts Savings with Early Visibility to Product Cost

Early visibility to product cost drivers helps companies eliminate problems before they become extremely expensive to fix.

This was the conclusion of the team at Honeywell Aerospace after their first few programs where they integrated a product cost management platform into the product development process.

Watch the following video case study below to hear Bret Armstrong, Manager of the Should Cost team in Cost Performance Engineering at Honeywell, highlight three specific examples that underscore the value of early visibility to cost for everyone in the product value chain from beginning to end.

Read the full article from aPriori here, and watch the video case study below!

eBook: Avoid Catastrophic Events by Future-Proofing with NDT

“The automotive industry is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation, including improving safety features. Inspection and quality control are the most important safety tools in today’s business world.”

Non-destructive testing has been utilized for more than one hundred years and has come a long way since the early years. For example, today the proactive use of NDT can eliminate non-conforming parts from incoming material streams. By assuming a proactive NDT approach, manufacturers are able to catch nonconformances that aren’t detectable by visual or functional inspections. Our pioneers would be proud.

Peter Miller, President of Advanced Material Solutions (AMS), shares his insights on the topic of future-proofing in the manufacturing industry, highlighting four key steps manufacturers should take to approach non-destructive testing in this Q & A with Generis.

Check out the eBook below!


Infographic: Respiratory Concerns with Welding

Capturing dust and fumes generated during welding presents a unique challenge, and, unfortunately, there are many health problems that can be caused by an overexposure to welding fumes.

Though capturing dust and fumes is a challenge, it is important to have a safe dust collection system to rid your work environment of these harmful pollutants.

Still not convinced that air pollution control is important? Check out the Camfil infographic below to explore the top 5 respiratory concerns associated with welding, followed by a solution that works.


Hear more from Camfil by joining the discussion at the American Automotive Summit on November 10-11 in Detroit.

Success Story: Reducing Radar Component Test Time by 75% and Improving Vehicle Passenger Safety

Recently, Averna was faced with a tough challenge. 

Autoliv Inc. needed an automated tester for a Short Range Radar Digital Signal Processing Board used in passenger vehicles. The tester needed to perform 2 batch process model executions in parallel, controlling 12 UUTs simultaneously in high‑volume production.


Now, fortunately, this is a consumer success story, and Averna was able to use NI TestStand and NI PXI products to develop a tester with a shared hardware architecture that allows the customer to exploit the full potential of its test instruments.

Averna’s solution has reduced UUT testing and loading time by 75% while boosting throughput and ensuring stringent quality standards.

Find out more about how Averna was able to reduce test times and simplify the operator experience by downloading the success story here.


Whitepaper: Risk Management for Modern Medical Device Makers

Medical device developers face an array of regulatory, compliance, quality and risk challenges. Throughout the past couple of months we have examined these different challenges and various solutions to overcome them.

In today’s post we wanted to share the Jama Software whitepaper below which discusses methods to resolve the challenges of connectivity, competition and compliance for medical device developers.

Check out the Whitepaper