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Planning Your Automation Project

At the end of 2018, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency undertook a pharmacy-level recall of several batches of blood pressure and heart medication (valsartancontaining medicines) made by Mylan and Teva. This followed previous action across Europe recalling the same substance from Dexcel and Actavis. The precautionary measure was put in place to prevent any risk to patient safety after an impurity was identified as part of the manufacturing process.

When the stakes of manufacturing are so high, it is only natural to want to stick with tried and tested methods. Any issues that occur during the manufacturing process can have a significant impact on drug supply and patient care; for example, patients cannot just stop taking their blood pressure and heart medication.

However, incorporating automation equipment and software into the production line can lead to myriad benefits. A more robust, modern manufacturing approach can lead to fewer interruptions, fewer product failures, and greater confidence that drugs will meet clinical performance. While industries like automotive and aerospace have excelled in automation, many pharmaceutical companies are concerned that the technology is too complex a change.

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Marketing Director by day, Jonathan Wilkins is also one of the most prolific Industry 4.0 writers in the industrial automation sector. A professional brand advocate and commercial marketing strategist, Jonathan has been part of the EU Automation team since its humble beginnings in 2009 and has over a decade of experience in marketing.
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