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Resilience Enabled by 3D Printing

by Pete Basiliere  |  June 19, 2018

No one talks about it, no one offers it. What happens when disaster strikes and you cannot get replacement machinery or hardware? Why aren’t 3D print service bureaus offering recovery...

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Who you gonna call? (ghostbusters)

by Pete Basiliere  |  April 2, 2018

“If there's something weird, And it don't look good,” call the Ghostbusters. But a “freaky” 3D print? If you are considering additive manufacturing then engaging a 3D print service bureau...

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Why ship atoms when you can transmit bits?

by Pete Basiliere  |  March 8, 2018

Think about it. Why would we want to move product from here to there when we can leapfrog mountains and oceans? We wouldn’t, of course, and that is why we...

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Made In Metal — Stratasys’ Big Reveal Was A Long Time Coming

by Pete Basiliere  |  February 28, 2018

Clients have asked for years whether Stratasys would offer metal 3D printing. The answer is near, but what does it mean? Investors have also been clamoring for Stratasys to introduce...

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3D Printing from the Mountain Top, a Supply Chain Perspective

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 24, 2018

3D printing is fast evolving into a capability employed to manufacture unique product designs and tools. Will supply chain leaders be able to reliably deliver 3D printed goods without supply...

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2 x Life Science Hype Cycles

by Michael Shanler  |  July 29, 2017

While the spring rains drenched the northeastern U.S. and parts of Europe, Jeff, Steve, and I were hard at work authoring, arranging, writing, reviewing,  re-reviewing, re-re-reviewing our content.  After countless...

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A CIO’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

by Michael Shanler  |  June 28, 2017

CIOs are competing in an endurance race.  Winning requires carefully orchestrated activities that rely on technology, team work, precision driving, and a bit of luck.   As in racing, the victorious...

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“Accelerating R&D” Key Initiatives for Life Science Manufacturers 2016

by Michael Shanler  |  January 27, 2016

Before each calendar year begins, we put a lot of effort into outlining areas of research and how these areas align with strategic key initiatives (KIs).  The life science-related  KIs...

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IDMP Compliance Storm is Brewing for Pharma in the EU

by Michael Shanler  |  January 25, 2016

As we dig out in the US from the Winter Storm "Jonas" (aka #Snowmaggedon, #Snowpocalpyse #Blizzgazzhi, #Blizzard2016) and deal with snarled traffic, delayed flights and rescheduled meetings...it reminds me that...

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3D-Printing Hits the Drug Scene

by Michael Shanler  |  August 4, 2015

This month, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals received FDA approval to manufacture a 3D printed drug tablet.  (See press release for “Aprecia Introduces its First Product Using the ZipDose® Formulation Platform for the Treatment...

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