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Pharmaceutical automation: Send in the robots

30 November 2020

Recent years have seen the development of digital pills – tablets that combine traditional medicine with sensors that monitor the body after ingestion. This is just one example of how digitalisation is advancing pharmaceuticals.

Here, Dave Walsha, Commercial Development Officer at Electrical Mechanical Systems (EMS), explores other areas in which digital automation is revolutionising pharmaceutical production.

How often do we think about how our medicines are produced? We’ve perhaps become complacent with our pharmaceuticals, forgetting that just 100 years ago, many ailments that are now easily treated were fatal. 

With a 2016 NHS survey finding that 48 percent of adults take at least one prescribed medicine every week, it’s safe to say pharmaceuticals are a vital component of our healthcare system.

Advancing pharmaceutical development and manufacturing facilities with automated systems will ensure the industry can continue to develop new medicines, increase production and bring relief to patients.

Read the full article in the December issue of DPA

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