Control System Development for a Continuous End-to-End Drug Production System

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Supervisor:
Dr. Tevesz Gábor
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics

At the Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), a development of a continous pharmaceutical manufacturing system is in progress. The point of the system’s operation is that they land a polymeric solution with high purity onto a continously moving pullulan film by electrospinning (ES). With this method, they can get orally dissolving webs as final dosage formulation.

The subject of my work is to create an automatic controlling and monitoring device with intervention possibilities. The hardware prototype of this device was created by Mátyás Babics in the last semester during his professional practice. My tasks were making this hardware work, writing a Firmware to it that can control the connected external devices, collect data from them and communicate with a PC, as well as writing a client software for Windows, which monitors and controls the whole system. During the development I discovered some functional and designing problems of the hardware, so I had to redesign it, making a better and fully functional device. My task was also to put every part of the system together and to test its operation.

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