Archive for August, 2012
Change is important. When we were growing up, we got summers off from school. Summer vacation was change. It was something to look forward to. A few months of something different really meant a lot.
Source: New York Times, Jason Fried, August 18, 2012
With campaign season in full swing, politicians on both sides of the aisle are paying lip service to manufacturing. Unfortunately, they don’t always support goals and policies that will actually encourage manufacturers to invest in America.
Source: MAPI.net, Stephen V. Gold, August 7, 2012
The integration of Wonderware software components has enabled the Life Sciences Company to offer customers significant improvements in production processes, including 70 percent faster deployment, 75 percent reduced capital investment and an unmatched level of flexibility. Years of single-use biomanufacturing experience enabled them to design and integrate a solution offering an efficient and highly functional biomanufacturing technology platform.
“[Our solution] enables customers to reduce capital investment by more than 60 percent,” said the company’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Invensys Enables Life Sciences Equipment Company to Reduce Operating Costs and Accelerate Time to Market
Address the growing demands in the biomedical market space for more effective biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes & develop a solution that would define a model for improving how biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and other therapeutics are developed, manufactured and commercialized.
Integrating complex technology with ultra-high levels of functionality was considered the greatest challenge in creating a biomanufacturing platform that employs a single-use technology, controlled environment modules, process automation and electronic batch records.
Working with Invensys Operations Management solutions in the past product development, this life sciences equipment company identified Wonderware software as ideal for integrating with this new, innovative manufacturing technology platform. The company selected Wonderware System Platform as the backbone of the complete biopharmaceutical automation software application.
Other Invensys solutions include Wonderware InTouch as the HMI, Wonderware InBatch to provide effective batching operations, and Wonderware Historian to serve as the system’s powerful application to maintain historical production data.
The 2012 elections are taking shape as a referendum on the U.S. economy. Which is a very good thing. We’re a decade overdue for a frank national conversation about American innovation in the twenty-first century.
Source: Forbes.com, Eric Savitz & Kwin Kramer, August 2, 2012