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Tablets & Capsules Q&A: Process Efficiency and Drug Safety

Posted on October 30, 2017

The latest issue of Solid Dose Digest features Nilfisk Director of Engineering Norman Nowosinksi discussing how material transfer systems can improve process efficiency and reduce the risk of contamination.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are always seeking to increase efficiency while ensuring the safety of their products and workplaces. Today, these issues are at the forefront because both competition and drug-safety pressures have grown in this market.
As a result, pharmaceutical manufacturers are turning to what Columbia University’s David Torrone calls “pharma’s great automation migration” [1], with manufacturers rushing to adopt automation equipment and software as a way to boost process efficiency and reduce contamination by removing humans from the equation.
Transfer systems like pneumatic conveyors enable processors to meet those goals.