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  • Medtech Suppliers Offering Shared Audits to Save Time and Reduce Exposure

    February 23, 2021 By Nicolle Cannon, Founder/CEO, Cannon Quality Group

    Last year brough a lot of changes to audits. In addition to remote audits, MedTech suppliers are learning the value of shared audit to be beneficial in working down the backlog of audit requests while reducing exposure in the plant.

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  • Artificial Intelligence Pharmaceutical Insights

    February 22, 2021 By Ioannis Manolopoulos, Managing Director, Qualitech Engineering and Compliance

    AI is moving quickly, and before long, it will play an integral role in the pharmaceutical sector. The benefits of AI include improving efficiency, streamlining production, and shortening the length of time it takes to conduct quality reviews. The result is getting product to market faster.

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  • Quality Is the Key Ingredient to Successful Manufacturing

    February 10, 2021 By Dale Thompson, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    The president of Wellington Foods, a leading contract manufacturer of nutraceuticals, explains why quality should be an organization’s top priority. This approach helps manufacturers achieve better process control and plan for significant growth without worrying about highly complex manufacturing processes.

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  • 2021 is the Year of Supply Chain Optimization

    January 7, 2021 by James Jardine, Staff Writer

    In the wake of a global pandemic, supply chain disruptions that were once inconveniences have become existential threats to many life sciences companies. Learn the steps your organization can take to build a more resilient supplier ecosystem.

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  • Integration Brings These 3 Advantages

    December 17, 2020 By Dale Thompson, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Integrate disparate systems and get the most out of your investment in technology designed to streamline manufacturing operations. This will make it possible to improve efficiency, eliminate mistakes and scale quickly.

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  • 5 Advantages of Connected Manufacturing

    December 14, 2020 By Dale Thompson, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Every day, we use technology to make our lives easier. Similar technology is available to streamline manufacturing processes. It’s time to digitize and make production errorless, visible and connected.

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  • A Q&A About the North Pole’s Manufacturing

    December 9, 2020 By Sarah Beale

    We recently sat down with North Pole CEO Kris Kringle to chat about how he took his operation from paper to digital. Turns out making presents for children all over the world requires a cutting-edge manufacturing solution.

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  • Brexit and the Impact on the IVD and MD Industries

    December 8, 2020 By Dr. Dirk Stynen, Owner, President and Principal Consultant, Qarad

    On January 1, 2021 the United Kington will leave the European Union. The implications of this move have a significant impact on manufacturers.

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  • Additive Manufacturing in the Medical Device Industry

    November 18, 2020 By David Butcher, Staff Writer

    Additive manufacturing (AM), often referred to as 3D printing, is frequently used for product research and development in many industries and for commercial production in some, including medical device manufacturing. In the medical device industry, it is expected to grow fast, offering significant value in the production of customized, fast-to-market devices.

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  • What Connected Quality Means for Training

    November 12, 2020 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer

    For regulated companies, there’s a lot riding on training. If someone isn’t trained, the life-saving products of life sciences companies can become life-ending products. An integrated training management system gives training managers a complete picture of what’s going on with training and what they need to do next to stay on track.

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  • QuVa Pharma Fosters Agility and Growth by Going Paperless

    October 26, 2020 By David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    QuVa Pharma is a 503B compounding facility with a large catalog of medicines and a growing customer base. Read how the company has been improving its use of resources, efficiency and quality to keep up with increased production demands and tighter timelines.

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  • 3 Challenges that Bill of Materials Software Can Help Resolve

    October 5, 2020 By David Butcher, Staff Writer

    A bill of materials (BOM) is crucial for ensuring a complete and accurate view of product parts and for protecting and analyzing the use of resources throughout the life cycle of a product. Any revision to a product’s design must be updated in the BOM, accurately identifying and listing what is required to produce the product. Because it extends to a variety of departments, BOM management often results in a number of common challenges for manufacturers.

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  • What to do When Things Go Sideways (And How to Recover)

    September 23, 2020 By Eric Claude, MPR, Vice President Health & Life Sciences

    When you experience an event such as a product recall or low production rates, resolving these issues can be challenging. Your best bet is to have a road map that helps you get to the root of the problem and recover quickly.

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  • Navigating Life Sciences Manufacturing During a Pandemic

    September 22, 2020 By Sarah Beale

    Life sciences manufacturing during COVID-19 has changed dramatically. That’s why we’ve worked with MedTech Association and MASSMedic to bring you a 10-part webinar series about how to scale and pivot during the pandemic.

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  • Top 5 Shop Floor Safety Tips

    August 21, 2020 by James Jardine, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Optimizing shop floor safety practices is as straightforward as abiding by five fundamental manufacturing safety tips. Learn how the right ideology can enable a manufacturer to establish effective shop floor safety practices and extend a safety-centered mindset across the entire enterprise.

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  • Digitization Drives Results for Contract Manufacturers

    August 14, 2020 by Dale Thompson, Staff Writer

    Contract manufacturing and packaging organizations adopted MasterControl’s Manufacturing Excellence™ and saw significant results including increased production capacity, transparency for customer audits, and faster time to market. Read more about our customers seeing improvements in metrics that matter.

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  • Answers to 7 Questions About Digitization and Configurability

    August 12, 2020 by Dale Thompson, Staff Writer

    In our Q&A with Product Manager Katie Farley, she explains why digitization and configurability are critical to manufacturing.

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  • COVID-19 Highlights Need for Flexible, Paperless Manufacturing Processes

    July 28, 2020 by David Butcher, Staff Writer

    The pandemic has highlighted the need for a faster, more flexible and scalable manufacturing environment that balances speed with compliance. While paper-based processes can slow production down or jeopardize quality, paperless production processes can streamline operations, reduce errors and readily leverage data critical to ensuring quality. A configurable, purpose-built electronic device history record (eDHR) application can be fast to implement and deliver quantifiable benefits.

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  • 3 Quality Metrics Improved By Paperless Manufacturing

    July 27, 2020 By David Butcher, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    A digital gap remains between quality assurance and manufacturing operations, as people on the production line still rely on paper-based production records and spreadsheets. This gap has left manufacturers susceptible to data entry errors, long good quality review times, shipment delays and other paper-based challenges. A paperless approach can deliver measurable results that have a notable impact on manufacturing operations, product quality and the bottom line.

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  • Our Expert Weighs in on Platforms, Data and AI

    July 16, 2020 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    MasterControl Product Management Director Sue Marchant sat down with GxP Lifeline to talk about our platform approach, why that’s important and how it can eventually lead to artificial intelligence (AI) applications for our customers. She also gave us a sneak peek at what to expect in the next generation of MasterControl products.

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