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Inappropriate prescribing and adverse drug events in older people.

January 20, 2010 6:38 pm | by BMC Geriatr | Comments

Inappropriate prescribing (IP) in older patients is highly prevalent and is associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events (ADEs), morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation. Consequently, IP is a major safety concern and with changing population demographics, it...

Magnetic Separator Safety Tips

January 20, 2010 5:04 am | by BILL DUDENHOEFFER, Manager of Separation Products, Eriez Manufacturing Co. | Comments

While rare-earth magnets are very efficient at removing unwanted contamination, they can be very dangerous to maintenance personnel if not handled properly.

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Flow-injection determination of retinol and tocopherol in pharmaceuticals with acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence.

January 19, 2010 6:38 pm | by Anal Sci | Comments

A simple and rapid flow-injection method is reported for the determination of retinol, its derivatives and alpha-tocopherol by its enhancement effect on a potassium permanganate-formaldehyde chemiluminescence system in an acidic medium. Linear calibration graphs were obtained...

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Sulfadiazine-potentiometric sensors for flow and batch determinations of sulfadiazine in drugs and biological fluids.

January 19, 2010 6:38 pm | by Anal Sci | Comments

New PVC membrane electrodes for the determination of sulfadiazine (SDZ) are presented. The electrodes are fabricated with conventional and tubular configurations with a graphite-based electrical contact, and no internal reference solution. The selective membranes consist of...

Ultrasonic Tank Testing a Resounding Success

January 19, 2010 10:18 am | Comments

For the assessment of wall thicknesses of tank shells, SGS used an ultrasonic crawler, a tool designed to cost-effectively take thickness measurements on above-ground ferro-magnetic structures.

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Reducing Emissions while Recouping Costs

January 18, 2010 8:56 am | by KARL WALBY, Environmental and Energy Systems aftermarket sales, Dürr Systems Inc. | Comments

Dürr Systems saved Central Motor Wheel of America 80 percent in fuel consumption and a projected $427,000 per year based upon fuel costs and production hours.

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Upgrading Business Processes Using ERP Software

January 15, 2010 11:52 am | Comments

A pharmaceutical manufacturer was able to transition from manual business processes to an integrated enterprise resource planning software system in three months.

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Cheap Rubbish from China is Myth

January 12, 2010 12:40 pm | Comments

China is run by Engineers that understand the importance of manufacturing and construction as the major wealth creating sector of a modern society.

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Really Cool Food Becomes Really Safe, Too

January 12, 2010 5:31 am | Comments

As the final touch in its quality-conscious endeavor, The Really Cool Food Company relies on AdvanChek x-ray inspection systems and Beltweigh XE checkweighers from Mettler-Toledo.

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Quality Assurance for Wind Turbine Parts

January 7, 2010 11:24 am | Comments

Wind power plants are no longer a niche playground for environmental proponents, but a serious business where cost efficiency, life cycle costs, reliability and availability of the components must be considered.

Packaging Sustainability with Flexible Automation

January 4, 2010 12:25 pm | by Rush LaSelle, director of worldwide sales & marketing for Adept Technology Inc. | Comments

Automation allows packagers to increase production, consistency and reliability, while improving working conditions and allowing manufacturers to quickly change to more eco-friendly packaging materials.

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Addressing Food Traceability Legislation

December 30, 2009 11:36 am | Comments

Food companies like Country Maid are using a combination of hardware and software modules to integrate accounts with ingredients, weights and batch numbers.

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Eliminating 'Dirty' Power

December 30, 2009 11:19 am | Comments

A major winery had to practically shut down their grape receiving station after installing a computer-grade “switching” uninterruptible power system.

Polarized micro-cavity organic light-emitting devices.

December 21, 2009 2:37 pm | by Opt Express | Comments

We present the results of a study of light emissions from a polarized micro-cavity Organic Light-Emitting Device (OLED), which consisted of a flexible, anisotropic one-dimensional (1-D) photonic crystal (PC) film substrate. It is shown that luminous Electroluminescent (EL)...

Exceptionally efficient organic light emitting devices using high refractive index substrates.

December 21, 2009 2:37 pm | by Opt Express | Comments

Organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) are now used in commercial cell phones and flat screen displays, but may become even more successful in lighting applications, in which large area, high efficiency, long lifetime and low cost are essential. Due to the relatively high...

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