Automation Applications in Bio-pharmaceuticals

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ISA, 2008 - Medical - 302 pages
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This book is a guide for engineers and designers new to the field of bio-pharmaceutical process control. For the experienced automation professional, this book outlines the unique design and application issues for the bio-pharmaceutical industry. For those already familiar with this industry, the book provides specific advice for automating these processes.





The major topics include:





-Background on bio-pharmaceutical industry, economics, and processes


-Selection of instrumentation, valves, and hardware


-Automation applications


-Batch process control


-Process Analytical Technology (PAT)


-Regulatory and validation concerns


-Advanced technology applications





In each section, the authors have included theory, practice, and practical insights into the design and application of automation for the bio-pharmaceutical industry. This book will help the engineer or designer build upon the experience of others, avoid costly design mistakes, and improve process control performance.
 

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Contents

Hardware and Software
15
Applications
73
People Projects and Profitability
125
Computer System Validation
183
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184
Batch Processing
221
Software
246
Advanced Techniques
259
Glossary
293
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