Collaboration is essential to bringing new drugs to the market. Photo courtesy of Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Negative cholesterol drugs report to be investigated

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) is to decide if it should retract two articles which claimed drugs taken by millions of Britons to reduce cholesterol caused harmful side effects and did not cut death rates. ...
Toby Lewis of Probiotic and Mathew John of MAS

Healthy 40% growth for Probiotics International

Somerset company Probiotics International, which manufactures a range of innovative, research based probiotic products has announced a 40% turnover increase and now exports to over 50 countries after investing £500,000 in equipment. ...
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Automation Case Study: Swab-bot

To eliminate tedious manual handling in the manufacturing process for water-testing swabs, manufacturing automation expert Secure Technology has developed an efficient and cost-effective solution based on an Omron SCARA robot. ...
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Validating automation

Peter Woods, head of medical device manufacturing, GB Innomech discusses the challenges involved in designing flexible automation for medical device and regulated production environments. ...



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