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Europe's largest event dedicated to microscopy and imaging

Europe's largest event dedicated to microscopy and imaging

Following the postponement of an in-person EMC2020 due to the pandemic, we’re delighted that EMC2024 is taking place from Sunday 25th August to Friday 30th August 2024 in Copenhagen. EMC2024 is the 17th of its kind and will bring the world of scientific imaging together in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities - Copenhagen, Denmark.

 24 January 2024
Bridging the gap: Integrating legacy equipment for modular production

Bridging the gap: Integrating legacy equipment for modular production

The pharmaceutical sector is characterised by intricate processes, stringent regulations and a constant demand for innovation. However, the industry's digital transformation is hindered by the prevalence of legacy machinery, which often poses compatibility challenges when deploying new technology. COPA-DATA explains the method of standardisation to remove the barriers of integration of legacy equipment in labs and production lines

 20 December 2023
Under the microscope: an interview with Peter O’Toole

Under the microscope: an interview with Peter O’Toole

IPT caught up with Peter O’Toole, president of the Royal Microscopical Society, to hear how his first few months as president have gone, his plans for the Society and how the field of microscopy might develop over the next few years

 20 December 2023
Natoli Engineering, an industry leader in tablet and encapsulation success

Natoli Engineering, an industry leader in tablet and encapsulation success

Natoli engineering has made significant contributions to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. Specialising in tablet compression and encapsulation technology, innovative machines, tooling and solutions that enhance tablet and encapsulation manufacturing processes, Natoli has advanced manufacturing technologies and practices worldwide

 24 September 2023
Lab automation: the future of life sciences

Lab automation: the future of life sciences

'Increasing economic challenges like market vitality, product diversification and cost pressure lead to the need for faster process design' − and that is not to mention the shorter innovation cycles and increasing demand for small batch production. The module type package suite from COPA-DATA meets these needs

 24 September 2023

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A new level of 3D fluorescence information for real-time neurosurgical decisions

A new level of 3D fluorescence information for real-time neurosurgical decisions

Leica Microsystems, a world leader in microscopy and scientific instrumentation, has launched an evolved version of its ARveo 8 digital visualization microscope for neurosurgery.

Product Profile, 29 January 2024
Cherwell launches Redipor® Beta Bags to support continuous manufacturing of sterile medicinal

Cherwell launches Redipor® Beta Bags to support continuous manufacturing of sterile medicinal

Cherwell, cleanroom microbiology solutions expert, has launched the Redipor® Beta Bag to ensure the safe transfer of ready-to-use gamma-irradiated prepared media into sterile manufacturing environments. This new multiple-use product transfer bag can reduce risk, cost and time in environmental monitoring (EM) processes during continuous manufacturing of sterile medicinal products.

Product Profile, 29 January 2024
Tunable Laser: 2um Broadband PM Fibre Laser

Tunable Laser: 2um Broadband PM Fibre Laser

LASER COMPONENTS is pleased to offer the TENOR-2000 from Cybel which is a wavelength tunable PM fibre laser. It has a broadband wavelength tuning range of 1900 to 2050nm and is available with >1W output power.

Product Profile, 16 January 2024
Lab automation: the future of life sciences

Lab automation: the future of life sciences

'Increasing economic challenges like market vitality, product diversification and cost pressure lead to the need for faster process design' − and that is not to mention the shorter innovation cycles and increasing demand for small batch production. The module type package suite from COPA-DATA meets these needs

Product Profile, 24 September 2023
FLEXPOINT Dot Laser

FLEXPOINT Dot Laser

12 September 2023 -- Chelmsford, UK -- The FLEXPOINT dot laser modules have been engineered to meet the increasing demands of industries such as industrial manufacturing, medical technology, research and beyond.

Product Profile, 11 September 2023

Press Releases

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Verisense Health Adopts Datavant’s Data Connectivity Platform to Expand its Digital Health Panel

Verisense Health Adopts Datavant’s Data Connectivity Platform to Expand its Digital Health Panel

Verisense® Health, Inc., a digital health technology and data company, today announced that it is adopting Datavant’s data connectivity platform to facilitate linking its Digital Health Panel to other real-world data (RWD) sources and further progress objective, digital health research.

Press Releases, 13 February 2024
ELRIG UK Announces Steve Bates and Dr Anderson Ryan as Keynote Speakers at Research and Innovation

ELRIG UK Announces Steve Bates and Dr Anderson Ryan as Keynote Speakers at Research and Innovation

The European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (ELRIG) UK today announced the keynote speakers for its upcoming Research and Innovation conference taking place at the University of Manchester from 20–21 March. Steve Bates OBE FMedSci, CEO, BioIndustry Association (BIA) and Dr Anderson Ryan, Co-founder and Head of R&D and Drug Development, FasT BioPharma will lead this year’s event which will focus on accelerating drug discovery.

Press Releases, 8 February 2024
Closed Loop Medicine demonstrates application of novel drug plus software product for personalized

Closed Loop Medicine demonstrates application of novel drug plus software product for personalized

Closed Loop Medicine Ltd., a leading TechBio company developing combination prescription drug plus software therapy products that deliver personalized dose optimization, today announced the publication of a peer-reviewed study in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) (1).

Press Releases, 8 February 2024
 LogiPharma Unveils Dedicated Conference Tracks for 2024

LogiPharma Unveils Dedicated Conference Tracks for 2024

Ahead of its highly anticipated 2024 edition, LogiPharma, the world’s largest life sciences supply chain event, has revealed more details about how guests can tailor their experience across a variety of important industry topics. Due to take place in Lyon, France this 16-18th April, the three-day conference will feature six distinct tracks each occupying a dedicated room.

Press Releases, 8 February 2024
PacBio Announces HiFi Prep Kit 96 and HiFi Plex Prep Kit 96 for Long-Read Sequencing Applications

PacBio Announces HiFi Prep Kit 96 and HiFi Plex Prep Kit 96 for Long-Read Sequencing Applications

., Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — PacBio (NASDAQ: PACB), a leading developer of high-quality, highly accurate sequencing solutions, today announced two new high throughput library preparation kits and workflows optimized for its Revio sequencing system. With these kits, PacBio takes another leap forward in the long-read market by offering customers automated, scalable, and high-performance library preparation solutions with a 40 percent reduction in costs and a

Press Releases, 7 February 2024

Digital

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How AR/VR, AI and 3D technology are powering the next industrial revolution for healthcare

How AR/VR, AI and 3D technology are powering the next industrial revolution for healthcare

While still in its infancy, it is estimated that both AR and VR will surpass 100 million users worldwide by 2027. In realising this trend, it is clear that organisations adopting AR/VR app development services to create immersive experiences for their users which may enable them to excel within the realm of healthcare

Digital, 20 December 2023
Setting and measuring KPIs to maximise business growth

Setting and measuring KPIs to maximise business growth

Ensuring a robust foundation of performance metrics to underpin a strategy is key to navigating the challenges and getting fit for growth. However, amid firefighting to overcome day-to-day challenges, knowing where to start in setting key performance indicators and finding the right ways to track, measure and analyse them to glean actionable insights can often be a minefield that is easily sidelined

Digital, 20 December 2023
How can AI contribute to improving wound care in the UK

How can AI contribute to improving wound care in the UK

In the UK, one in 50 adults is living with a chronic wound, leading to more than £8bn in healthcare costs in 2017/2018. However, these numbers are likely to be higher since the pandemic as a result of reduced care in 2020 and 2021, impacting patient outcomes. With a growing ageing population and the increasing prevalence of people with comorbidities, these costs are likely to continue to rise until new solutions can be implemented to improve current standard care and control

Digital, 20 December 2023
Have we found a way to help non-coders understand complex biomedical data structure?

Have we found a way to help non-coders understand complex biomedical data structure?

An exploration of the thoughts on the significance of generative AI within life sciences and pharma

Digital, 24 September 2023
Advanced LIMS: improving pharma lab processes for a competitive edge

Advanced LIMS: improving pharma lab processes for a competitive edge

What Pharma 4.0 looks like, the strategic role that a laboratory information management system plays and the presentation of a case study that underscores the power of a well-aligned digital strategy to catalyse innovation within organisations

Digital, 24 September 2023

Manufacturing

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Multi-particulate formulations: the power of many

Multi-particulate formulations: the power of many

After assessing the various routes of drug administration, oral delivery stands out as the safest and, as a result, the most universally accepted among patients. Single-unit dosage forms, including tablets followed by capsules, have been identified as the preferred designs for immediate or modified release formulations

Inhaled medicines and particle size analysis

Inhaled medicines and particle size analysis

Drug administration by inhalation is an established technique for treating respiratory and systemic diseases. Effective drug delivery to the lungs requires the aerosolisation and dispersion of a formulation into particles or droplets in the inhalable size range, typically an aerodynamic diameter below 5 µm. In many cases, particle engineering is used to optimise a formulation for efficacy

Addressing bottlenecks in AAV analysis for efficient manufacturing

Addressing bottlenecks in AAV analysis for efficient manufacturing

Refeyn discusses the challenges associated with AAV manufacture, the key analytical techniques currently used to facilitate insight into AAV samples and novel techniques striving to overcome current limitations

Balancing the evolution of MES with traditional methodologies

Balancing the evolution of MES with traditional methodologies

By seamlessly integrating a dynamic MES into digitisation road maps, companies have achieved greater operational efficiency, data integrity and harnessed real-time insights to meet their strategic goals

Natoli Engineering, an industry leader in tablet and encapsulation success

Natoli Engineering, an industry leader in tablet and encapsulation success

Natoli engineering has made significant contributions to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. Specialising in tablet compression and encapsulation technology, innovative machines, tooling and solutions that enhance tablet and encapsulation manufacturing processes, Natoli has advanced manufacturing technologies and practices worldwide

The microneedle’s edge: growth and opportunity in emerging technology

The microneedle’s edge: growth and opportunity in emerging technology

While the drug-device combination product industry is always investing in technology that could better meet the needs of patients, governments and sponsors, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the process, bringing in more outside investment and a broader range of organisations in active development

mRNA therapeutics: development and manufacturing trends in a rapidly evolving space

mRNA therapeutics: development and manufacturing trends in a rapidly evolving space

What are some trends in the mRNA space surrounding the growing desire for speed-to-market, and what hurdles are impeding the achievement of this goal?

Integrated development strategies for drug product optimisation

Integrated development strategies for drug product optimisation

Drug product optimisation, also known as reformulation, is a development step required by all drugs en route to market. This process takes a long time, carries a considerable cost and places significant emphasis on the predictive power of laboratory and preclinical assessments. What are some alternative pathways available to development teams?

Excipient-Binder Scale for Direct Compression and Dry Granulation Tabletting

Excipient-Binder Scale for Direct Compression and Dry Granulation Tabletting

For different binder-diluent ratios on the tablet mechanical strength, a proposed scale could serve as a ‘guiding torch’ for various formulators while designing preclinical or early phase formulations

Leveraging CLD Technology to Overcome Associated Challenges

Leveraging CLD Technology to Overcome Associated Challenges

High-titre CLD platform is an effective tool to overcome a number of challenges when developing a cell line. What are the challenges associated with developing a high-titre CLD platform and how can utilising novel technologies help overcome them?

The Manufacturing of Nanodrug Carriers: from Concept to Practice

The Manufacturing of Nanodrug Carriers: from Concept to Practice

Nanodrug carriers have gained increased attention in the pharma industry since they were used in the fight against COVID-19. What are they, and how can regulations improve the manufacture of them?

Critical Tablet Press Design Considerations for Continuous Manufacturing Applications

Critical Tablet Press Design Considerations for Continuous Manufacturing Applications

What are the differences and key design features which characterise successful tablet press performance in a continuous manufacturing setting?

Improving Machinery in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Improving Machinery in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

IPT talks to Richard Stedman of ACG Engineering about the rise of connected and digitalised machines, and how these will improve pharmaceutical manufacturing in the future

Enteric Capsule Innovation: How Capsule Technology is Helping API Reach into the Small Intestine

Enteric Capsule Innovation: How Capsule Technology is Helping API Reach into the Small Intestine

How are current events in drug development demanding better enteric delivery solutions, and how is material science and manufacturing innovation creating a purpose-built capsule able to go the distance – all while reducing the cost and complexity of enteric development and delivery?

Esomeprazole Pellet Production for MUPS Applications – High-Precision Fluid Bed Coating

Esomeprazole Pellet Production for MUPS Applications – High-Precision Fluid Bed Coating

MUPS formulations are a widely used pharmaceutical dosage form for esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor. For this purpose, micropellets are coated with the active ingredient and administered in the form of tablets or capsules. An appropriate solution for the coating of micropellets is the use of fluid bed processors which utilise air flow bed technology

Making Inhalants Fit the Future: Improving the Sustainability of Pressurised Metered Dose Inhalers

Making Inhalants Fit the Future: Improving the Sustainability of Pressurised Metered Dose Inhalers

Since their introduction in 1956, pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) have become the dominant treatment choice for patients suffering from common respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, unbeknown to most patients and many doctors, pMDIs account for 3.9% of NHS’s annual carbon emissions.1 Here we will discuss how formulation changes might be the answer to the pMDI-related sustainability problem

Laboratory Automation

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Bridging the gap: Integrating legacy equipment for modular production

Bridging the gap: Integrating legacy equipment for modular production

The pharmaceutical sector is characterised by intricate processes, stringent regulations and a constant demand for innovation. However, the industry's digital transformation is hindered by the prevalence of legacy machinery, which often poses compatibility challenges when deploying new technology. COPA-DATA explains the method of standardisation to remove the barriers of integration of legacy equipment in labs and production lines

Lab automation: the future of life sciences

Lab automation: the future of life sciences

'Increasing economic challenges like market vitality, product diversification and cost pressure lead to the need for faster process design' − and that is not to mention the shorter innovation cycles and increasing demand for small batch production. The module type package suite from COPA-DATA meets these needs

Automation holds the key to unlocking the Lab of the Future

Automation holds the key to unlocking the Lab of the Future

Lab layouts, until the introduction of automation, had seen little change in decades. However, the increased usage of hardware and software lab automation has reduced repetitive manual tasks and drastically increased the walkaway time involved in experiments

Five Steps to Successful AI

Five Steps to Successful AI

Whether lab managers are enthusiastic or apprehensive, AI is coming to the lab. The key to building this advantage is not in the technology, but the approach. Successful adoption of AI requires a genuine, long-term commitment. IPT spoke to Bob Voelkner at LabVantage Solutions about the implications of AI for pharma, what it takes to succeed with this new technology and his five recommended steps for getting started

LabVantage Solutions Company Profile

LabVantage Solutions Company Profile

LabVantage Solutions’ Pharmaceutical LIMS is Engine for Digital Transformations

The Importance of Network Integration for Measurement and Hygiene Technology Solutions

The Importance of Network Integration for Measurement and Hygiene Technology Solutions

Healthcare and scientific facilities are critical for the health of the global population. During the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific facilities helped to deliver life-saving vaccines, re-emphasising their importance in achieving other scientific milestones in the coming decades

Next-Level Digitalisation: Smart Pharma Production Gets Even Smarter

Next-Level Digitalisation: Smart Pharma Production Gets Even Smarter

The digitalisation of pharmaceutical manufacturing has come a long way. However, there are still many ways companies can improve systems to grow even further

Three Lessons Pharma Can Learn From Manufacturing to Become a Leader in Automation

Three Lessons Pharma Can Learn From Manufacturing to Become a Leader in Automation

Pharmaceutical companies face plenty of challenges throughout the manufacturing cycle. Automation can be the key to bringing the industry to the forefront of this exciting field

AI, 3D Reconstruction, and Robotics in Clinical Phlebotomy

AI, 3D Reconstruction, and Robotics in Clinical Phlebotomy

IPT speaks to Toon Overbeeke of Vitestro about the potential benefits of using robots in clinics to draw blood from patients. With a shortage of clinical staff all over Europe, Toon believes robotics is the way forward regarding individual clinical patient care

The Future of Digitalisation in the Lab

The Future of Digitalisation in the Lab

IPT speaks to Mikael Hagstroem, CEO of LabVantage Solutions, about the ongoing potential for laboratories of adopting AI and machine learning (ML)

The Changing Face of Quality Management

The Changing Face of Quality Management

Smart automation is enabling new ways to monitor and intervene pre-emptively in pharma manufacturing. Find out the views of industry experts, who debated the subject in a roundtable video discussion.

How Cloud ERP Software Can Help Manufacturers Succeed Post-Brexit

How Cloud ERP Software Can Help Manufacturers Succeed Post-Brexit

The repercussions of events like Brexit and the global pandemic have caused uncertainty and a need to rethink strategy altogether. However, an integrated SaaS solution can provide a holistic view of the business and enhanced control over processes.

Discovery and Development

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Novel biosensors for enhanced antimicrobial delivery efficiency

Novel biosensors for enhanced antimicrobial delivery efficiency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised the scarcity of new antimicrobial agents in the clinical pipeline. The prevailing approach to combatting antimicrobial resistance cannot solely rely on developing new drugs. Instead, we must seek ways to better understand and more efficiently use the drugs already at our disposal.

Discovery and Development, 20 December 2023
Mass spectrometry and proteomics: leading the charge in drug development

Mass spectrometry and proteomics: leading the charge in drug development

IPT talks to Oliver Rinner of Biognosys about Bruker’s recent majority investment in the business and how this, along with its own developments, will affect the future of proteomics research

Discovery and Development, 24 September 2023
High-throughput targeted metabolomics: the next generation

High-throughput targeted metabolomics: the next generation

With its potential to transform various industries and fields of research − including pharmaceuticals, preventive healthcare, agriculture and food safety − metabolomics is a rapidly growing field that has the potential to revolutionise our understanding of biological systems and disease mechanisms

Discovery and Development, 24 September 2023
AI in the Drug Discovery Industry

AI in the Drug Discovery Industry

IPT talks to Tamsin Mansley of Optibrium about how AI has been used in drug discovery up until now, and how it can be best applied in the future

Discovery and Development, 3 April 2023
Coding of Cell Identity

Coding of Cell Identity

Non-human cells have been used in drug discovery for years. How are novel technologies helping researchers to move past this method?

Discovery and Development, 3 April 2023

Analytics

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Under the microscope: an interview with Peter O’Toole

Under the microscope: an interview with Peter O’Toole

IPT caught up with Peter O’Toole, president of the Royal Microscopical Society, to hear how his first few months as president have gone, his plans for the Society and how the field of microscopy might develop over the next few years

Analytics, 20 December 2023
Real time cell analysis

Real time cell analysis

IPT talks to Yama Abassi at Agilent about immunology and cell analysis and how these will develop in the future

Analytics, 20 December 2023
Droplet-based microfluidics advances for single-cell analysis

Droplet-based microfluidics advances for single-cell analysis

Droplet-based single-cell analysis systems provide an invaluable tool to accelerate research and development. Recent scientific advances enhance the applicability of these droplet-based systems to address the age-old problem of characterising, understanding and selecting cells

Analytics, 24 September 2023
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RMC mmc2023 supplement

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Analytics, 24 September 2023
Enhancing Reaction Understanding in Pharma: The Role of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Enhancing Reaction Understanding in Pharma: The Role of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

The pharmaceutical industry is seeking new ways to accelerate the drug development process, to generate both time and cost savings. How is nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy helping to improve the drug development sector?

Analytics, 7 June 2023
Flow Cytometry: A Bioanalytical Platform for Cell and Gene Therapy

Flow Cytometry: A Bioanalytical Platform for Cell and Gene Therapy

Flow cytometry is a powerful technology in the emerging cell and gene therapies (CGT) field and plays a significant role in various stages in the adoptive cell therapies, but what are its advantages and limitations?

Analytics, 7 June 2023

Conferences and Events

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 LogiPharma Unveils Dedicated Conference Tracks for 2024

LogiPharma Unveils Dedicated Conference Tracks for 2024

Ahead of its highly anticipated 2024 edition, LogiPharma, the world’s largest life sciences supply chain event, has revealed more details about how guests can tailor their experience across a variety of important industry topics. Due to take place in Lyon, France this 16-18th April, the three-day conference will feature six distinct tracks each occupying a dedicated room.

Conferences and Events , 8 February 2024
Navigating a Renewable Carbon Future with the Program of the CO2-Based Fuels and Chemicals Conferenc

Navigating a Renewable Carbon Future with the Program of the CO2-Based Fuels and Chemicals Conferenc

With a current capacity of over 1.3 million tonnes for CO2-based products and steadily growing demand, smart Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technologies are helping to establish CO2 as a renewable carbon feedstock. Innovative technologies and materials are crucial to meet the increasing demand for fossil-free carbon, e.g. derived from CO2 or biomass, especially in the chemical and fuel sector. Having established itself as a cornerstone in the evolution

Conferences and Events , 7 February 2024
Register now for elmi2024!

Register now for elmi2024!

The RMS is very proud to be hosting elmi2024, taking place in Liverpool, UK, from 4 - 7 June. With a blockbuster scientific programme, world-class exhibition, ‘hands-on’ workshops and more, the annual meeting has become regarded as an essential event for the Light Microscopy community.

Conferences and Events , 5 February 2024
 Design and fabrication of optical waveguides for high-power density laser diodes for LiDAR

Design and fabrication of optical waveguides for high-power density laser diodes for LiDAR

LASER COMPONENTS will present several technological breakthroughs at the SPIE LASE conference during Photonics West. Thierno-Mamoudou Diallo, Opto-Electronics and III-V Semiconductor Specialist at LASER COMPONENTS Canada will be first on January 28th at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Conferences and Events , 29 January 2024
 Workshop, 7 February 2024: The Green Claims Directive on the rise – Everything companies need to

Workshop, 7 February 2024: The Green Claims Directive on the rise – Everything companies need to

In recent years, consumers have been increasingly bombarded by manufacturers and retailers with claims such as “carbon neutral”, “carbon negative” or “net zero”. As a result, these terms are losing credibility. And that with good reason, according to studies conducted by the European Commission in 20141 and 20202.

Conferences and Events , 23 January 2024

IPT TV

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Europe's largest event dedicated to microscopy and imaging

Europe's largest event dedicated to microscopy and imaging

Following the postponement of an in-person EMC2020 due to the pandemic, we’re delighted that EMC2024 is taking place from Sunday 25th August to Friday 30th August 2024 in Copenhagen. EMC2024 is the 17th of its kind and will bring the world of scientific imaging together in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities - Copenhagen, Denmark.

IPT TV, 24 January 2024
Ilmac Basel - Inspiring the Future of Chemistry and Life Sciences

Ilmac Basel - Inspiring the Future of Chemistry and Life Sciences

24 August 2023 -- IPT TV -- Ilmac takes place next month 26-28th September in Basel.

IPT TV, 23 August 2023

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Turning an Ocean of Data Into Actionable Wisdom To Support Optimal Site Identification

Turning an Ocean of Data Into Actionable Wisdom To Support Optimal Site Identification

Advancements in AI can help the pharmaceutical industry identify the best sites for their clinical trials through the harnessing of Big Data

 14 December 2022

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