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3D Medical printing

Leonidas Dokos, 09/10/2019

The healthcare industry is rapidly adopting 3D printing solutions due to benefits such as unmatched flexibility of design and low-cost production of prosthetics, implants, medical devices, and anatomical models. With technology progression and regulatory issues becoming clearer, this market will witness quantum change in terms of healthcare service possibilities.

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Millennial farming

Camilla Hayselden-Ashby, 09/10/2019

When most people imagine a farmer they picture an individual at the wheel of a tractor or out tending cattle. What they may not be aware of is the great technological changes that have happened over the last five years. Tractors can steer themselves, decisions about crop treatments are based on drone imagery of the fields and machine vision is being used to direct robotic harvesters.

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Problems from genotoxicity

Andrew Deputy, 09/10/2019

The recent withdrawal of valsartan-containing antihypertensives was caused by low-level genotoxic impurities in the bulk API used to make them. The source was traced back to a Chinese manufacturer, and the contamination identified as the carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Further investigations showed that other manufacturers had also supplied contaminated API, and additionally, a related impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), was also found in other valsartan products.

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You've got IIoT all wrong

George Walker, 09/10/2019

Industry 4.0. The industrial internet of things. Digitalisation. Smart manufacturing. The fourth industrial revolution. There are dozens of different names for the uptake in connected technologies and the convergence of IT and OT systems taking place in industry at the moment. One thing most people do agree on, however, is that it’s tech-driven. But should this really be the case?

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