Test Automation

  • The Difference Between Biotech and Pharma Companies

    When I began this job a few months ago I found myself hearing the words pharmaceutical and biotech quite often. I myself am not a science person by any means, so these words didn’t mean too much to me.  I knew that they referred to companies that deal with drugs, but that was the extent of it, I really, barely knew anything more about them.  I decided today that I was going to find out what those companies are doing and the difference, if any, between the two.

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  • Reasons Why You Need To Automate Your pH Measurement Process

    The pH is a quantitative unit of measurement that describes the acidity and alkalinity of a substance. The pH value states the relative quantity of hydrogen ions contained in a solution. The greater the concentration of hydrogen creates an acidic solution, and the lower the pH creates an alkaline solution. In practice, it is the hydrogen ion activity which is measured rather than the concentration.

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  • The Growth of Manufacturing Automation and Collaborative Robots

    Collaborative Robots

    Manufacturing automation has been public since the 1970s. Advances in technology, including robotics, big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things have improved manufacturing process since then.

    Collaborative robots (also called cobots) are far-reaching across the industry. Rather than take over for humans completely, cobots can work alongside them to improve efficiency and reduce hazards.

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  • Things you should know before moving your automated platforms to the cloud

     

    Cloud Computing

    Across “health care, Laboratory Information management systems (LIMS), hospitals, pharmaceuticals, drug discovery research & development”, automated platforms and applications cloud computing (computing on demand via the Internet) has become inescapable.

    Its initial appeal has often been the huge capacity of outside data storage through file-sharing services that now include Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon Web Services or Apple iCloud. But software as a service (SaaS) that no longer has to be locally installed is swiftly becoming an even more important part of cloud computing.

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  • Laboratory Automation, Cloud Computing and Security

    Automation and security

    Many medical device/hospitals/ pharmaceutical companies believe the cloud is less secure than traditional server-based systems. That’s not necessarily the case – but it all depends on the cloud services you choose. For best practice, cloud-based software needs to have appropriate security protocols and the exact APIs to facilitate integration and automation.

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  • A Brief Introduction to Choosing Contract Manufacturing Companies

    Contract manufacturing companies perform an essential function in today’s globalized economy. They enable companies to focus on producing their core product while experts help to manufacture equipment to automate and simplify systems and process. And so, it’s important to choose the most qualified organization to help on your next project. (more…)

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  • Advantage of an Automated Titration System

    Ensuring universal accuracy throughout manufacturing and production is essential to your company. However, whenever the human element is involved, it can often result in variances of a final product.

    Using visual and manual inspections in production may result in slight variations of a product, especially when multiple technicians and employees are involved.  To best avoid these variations within production, an automated Titration system is needed. (more…)

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  • System Integration Case Study: LIMS Implementation and Integration

    What is a LIMS System?
    A laboratory information management system (LIMS), is a software-based solution with features that support a modern laboratory’s operations. Key features include sample management, stability studies, workflow management, sample tracking, and data quality support. The features and uses of a LIMS have evolved over the years from simple sample tracking to an enterprise resource planning tool that manages multiple aspects of laboratory informatics.
    Historically the term “LIMS” has tended to refer to informatics systems targeted for environmental, research, or commercial analysis such as pharmaceutical or petrochemical work. “LIS” has tended to refer to laboratory informatics systems in the forensics and clinical markets, which often required special case management tools.

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  • Another look at the Pipetting Robot (Revised)

    In order to complete pharmaceutical, medical, industrial or similar testing efficiently, recently companies are implementing more automated solutions to their most common testing challenges.

    The pipetting robot is one of the best solutions offered to help drive productivity within testing procedures. Within this latest post, our AB Controls team details more on the pipetting robot and its many benefits. Let’s review the concept together:

     
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  • Good Questions to Ask Before Starting a Laboratory Automation Project

    You as a supervisor/ manager or a person in charge (design, development, maintenance, financial, …) may want to ask the following questions from your team or yourself before implementing a laboratory automation/ laboratory testing automation/ test automation project. Answering these questions may help you and your team to make more informed decision to start your automation process.

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