Editors' Picks of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology Innovations
Automation has become increasingly important to the pharmaceutical industry, partly because it can enhance product quality and reduce the occurrence of deviations. Many vendors provide devices intended to control manufacturing and quality-assurance operations, and drugmakers have come to rely on these innovations. This month's products are intended for various process-control applications. The new model of Stratophase's data-monitoring unit helps indicate process status. Two of Shimadzu's gas-chromatography instruments now can be controlled through Waters's Empower 2 software. A pressure logger is the latest addition to Mesa Laboratories's series of process-validation systems.
Data-monitoring unit offers process control
Stratophase's data-monitoring unit uses temperature-compensated refractive index as a measurement of concentration, thus providing information that can be used to control a process directly. Personnel can use the data gathered by Stratophase's system to profile the process and compare real-time data to a historical process model.