Category Archives: Technology

22Apr/19
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A Conversation on Quality Considerations for Continuous Manufacturing

By: Thomas O’Connor, Sr. Chemical Engineer, US FDA

FDA is committed to supporting and enabling pharmaceutical innovation and modernization as part of the Agency’s mission to protect and promote public health. FDA recognizes that continuous manufacturing is an emerging technology that can enable pharmaceutical modernization and deliver potential benefits to both industry and patients. Continuous manufacturing can improve pharmaceutical manufacturing by, for example, using an integrated process with fewer steps and shorter processing times; requiring a smaller equipment footprint; supporting an enhanced development approach (e.g., quality by design (QbD) and use of process analytical technology (PAT) and models); enabling real-time product quality monitoring; and providing flexible operation to allow scale-up, scale-down, and scale-out to accommodate changing supply demands. Continue reading

18Apr/19
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What Is Your Human Potential?

Infor 2019 Conference Event Brief

By: Eric M. Luyer, Industry Research Analyst

Last week I was inspired by the great conference  “INSPIRE” that was organized by Infor in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The tagline for this conference was the question: “What is your Human Potential?”  The conference amazed the attendees with a series of presentations on Infor products, their potential, and responses to questions on how to best deploy lnfor’s latest technologies around new applications for various types of industries and different user-levels.

Elevating Human Potential Through Innovation in Science and Technology

It is clear that Infor has its roots in Manufacturing and Distribution as they elaborated on their capabilities in their space using the latest technologies, such as business analytics (with BIRST), artificial intelligence (with Coleman), and the challenges around digital transformation.

Register to read the full event brief.

26Mar/19
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New Whitepaper Series – Why MedTech Must Embrace Industry 4.0

Medical Device Companies Must Embrace Modern Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Strategies to Future-Proof Their Business

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

FDA’s upcoming guidance on Computer Software Assurance (CSA) paves the way for Digital transformation and Industry 4.0 in MedTech. The Agency recognizes that systems like MES provide manufacturers advantages for reducing or eliminating errors, increasing business value, optimizing resources, and reducing patient risk.

Need a roadmap to enable Industry 4.0 in MedTech?  Read this whitepaper series to discover:

  • How to use MES as the backbone to enable Industry 4.0
  • Why modern MES support the transition from compliance to excellence
  • How to enable a step change for your business and patient outcomes
  • Ways to utilize Industry 4.0 across your manufacturing network

Download the series here and start your digital manufacturing transformation.

This white paper series was sponsored by Critical Manufacturing.

22Mar/19
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FDA Shares Quality Considerations for Continuous Manufacturing

A Straight from the Source Webinar

 FDA is committed to supporting and enabling pharmaceutical innovation and modernization. The Agency recognizes that continuous manufacturing is an emerging technology that can enable pharmaceutical modernization and deliver potential benefits to both industry and patients.

Join FDA’s Thomas O’Connor, Ph.D. and Axendia’s Daniel R. Matlis for a live webinar.

Date and Time:  April 17th at 11:00 AM ET. 

We will discuss FDA’s perspective on pharmaceutical innovation and modernization including:

  • FDA’s draft guidance on Quality Considerations for Continuous Manufacturing
  • How continuous manufacturing can improve pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Support of enhanced development approaches such as quality by design (QbD), process analytical technology (PAT) and models
  • Insights from dialogue with sponsors through the Emerging Technology Program, externally funded and internal research
  • Experiences from review and approval of five drug applications utilizing continuous manufacturing to date

Meet Your Trusted Sources

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Scheduling Conflict? Register and receive a link to view the on-demand recording after the event.

Participation is Limited!

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21Mar/19
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Unstructured Tools Are Not A Good Fit For A Structured Process

Jama Software Brief

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

The Jama Software executive team recently briefed Axendia on its product development platform that is comprised of its flagship product – Jama Connect – and newly developed Jama Analyze.  Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company aims to help medical device companies modernize, digitize and transform an increasingly complex product development process.

Jama Connect allows companies to focus on quality from the standpoint of requirements, risk management and testing and brings it all together in a modern, collaborative and centralized way.  “Customers are coming to us to really drive innovation and quality in an accelerated time frame as they face competitive pressures,” said Joel Hutchinson, Product Manager at Jama Software.

Companies ranging from Merck to Boston-Scientific are managing requirements, risk, test and project volatility through the use of Jama Connect.

Please register to receive your complimentary copy of this Brief.