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Magnetic Resonance Check-Weighing

Check-weighing in high-throughput filling lines represents a significant area of difficulty in pharmaceutical manufacturing, where small uncertainties can introduce large costs. Can a new technology on the market provide step-change performance improvements?

Manufacturers are usually obliged to specify the minimum net weight of the product being sold. This may seem a relatively simple aspect of manufacturing to get right but, with high-value pharmaceuticals, even a small uncertainty in the weight of the product can incur large costs. Check-weighing is typically used to provide a certain level of quality control, but existing technologies cannot always meet the industry's demanding requirements for accuracy and throughput.

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By Valerie Scott, Senior Consultant at Generics

Valerie Scott is a Senior Consultant at Generics, the Manager of the European operations for Generics' Medical Technology and Innovation Group and a Director of Technical Investment Services Ltd, Generics' company specialising in due diligence work. Valerie is a Physicist with significant experience in non-invasive diagnostics. The main foci of her work in the MR field is in the application of MR techniques in industry and in the development of low field clinical MRI. At Generics, she has worked on many diverse innovation and technology-based projects. These have included various applications of optics and lasers in medicine, problem solving in a new blood flow device, utility metering, applications of tagging technologies, biomechanical monitoring and inertial sensing, wound care, non-contact switching and novel applications of NMR.
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