The pharma industry’s adaptation to Industry 4.0 has been slow, due to the extensive regulatory requirements imposed on manufacturers. However, regulatory agencies are starting to embrace movement towards more rapid/automated systems, as illustrated in the revised EU GMP Annex 1, which entered into force in August. Here, Isabella Jul-Jørgensen from the Technical…
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An osteoporosis study has demonstrated a high delivery success rate for a breakthrough technology that converts injections into an oral pill, data from ENDO 2023 showed.
Referencing Annex 1–2022, a paper has described how automation will be implemented in aseptic environments in view of regulatory requirements.
A paper has discussed a laboratory automation plug & play (LAPP) framework, of which a digital twin layer plays an important part.
Korean researchers developed ground-breaking new technology that manufactured biodegradable microrobots intended for targeted precision therapies at a rate of 100 per minute.
The magnetic millirobots can climb slopes, move against fluid flow and precisely deliver drugs to neural tissue, a new study demonstrates.
EPR’s Hannah Balfour summarises a market research report exploring trends in the pharmaceutical robot market between 2021 and 2028.
Nanobots have the capacity to precisely release drugs in the body for targeted delivery. Victoria Rees investigates several new developments in the nanobot field, to discover recent advances and how nanobot drug delivery systems may continue to evolve.
Included in this in-depth focus are features on recombinant albumin as a versatile stabiliser and how nanobots will evolve as an effective drug delivery technique.
Drones that transport medicines to emergency situations, urban environments or geographically-challenging locations are increasingly being utilised to improve delivery, however, there are few studies on their impact on drug stability. Here, Paul Royall and Patrick Courtney explore the implications of drone delivery on the safety and quality of medicines.
Researchers have discovered that pharma companies see the most need to invest in data protection and cybersecurity over other technologies.
A study has created microscopic tori, doughnut-shaped discs, that mimic bacteria and could be used as a form of targeted drug delivery.
Researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices...