Life Science solutions

Depending on the exact purpose of your life science facility, creating your ideal work environment can involve any number of different technologies. With Siemens Xcelerator and our wide range of digital solutions and services for building management, safety, security, power supply and electrification, you can be sure the best solution for your individual needs is right at hand. Choose your application scenario below to learn how you can achieve outstanding results in critical research, development and production while maintaining optimum performance throughout the lifecycle of your life science facility.

Digital solutions for achieving outstanding results

The environments in which life science research, production and storage are carried out have to meet some challenging and unique requirements. These can make the difference between success and failure. Cross-contamination can interrupt production processes, lead to loss of valuable raw materials and drive significant unnecessary costs.


Interconnected access control and room condition monitoring solutions help prevent risks of cross-contamination, thereby creating ideal environments to support the life science industry. Environments that understand the challenges, that are flexible, that support the people who use them and that create a competitive advantage for their operators.


Digitalization and IoT enhance the performance of rooms, buildings and campuses. As a result, we make rooms and buildings safe and comfortable for those who use them, while ensuring business continuity and regulatory compliance.


Learn more about risk reduction in cleanroom environments on our website.

Buildings overall are responsible for 40% of global energy consumption, but by accelerating the digital transformation we can interpret accurate building data and introduce digital solutions to make them more energy-efficient, resource-efficient and sustainable. R&D rooms, for example, have 8 to 10 times higher energy consumption compared to regular rooms, with potential savings of up to 40%.


Equally, having responsive and resilient energy grid infrastructures ensures energy demand and supply is controlled intelligently to improve performance and efficiency and increase cost savings.


Accelerating change and digital transformation across our buildings and the power grids that supply them, we increase efficiency, resilience, flexibility and growth.


Find out in this whitepaper how decarbonization will shape the life science industry.

A new workplace reality means people are placing greater emphasis on their working environment. Hybrid working and the ability to work flexibly are now common, but with them come new demands.


To effectively support this change, buildings must become more adaptable and offer new types of spaces and connectivity where people can have amazing experiences delivered through the power of scalable, open and flexible IoT-enabled solutions.


Learn how to enhance flexible work models, healthy workplaces and resilient facilities while improving business operations with our digital technology and IoT solutions.


Create future-proof workplaces with flexible IoT solutions. Learn more in the future-proof workplaces whitepaper.

With an average of over 10 years and 2.5 billion USD to bring a drug to market, but a limited patent period and a narrow window of product life on the market, there is real pressure to reduce R&D times and quickly upscale operations into full production after market approval.


The unique requirements of the pharmaceutical and life science industry call for new approaches and unique solutions – from laboratory to manufacturing. There is a push for digitalization and standardization across global operations. Data, systems, processes and procedures are made consistent to drive operational efficiency over a large real-estate footprint, and to increase the value of resources and data. The effective use of data and automation ensures that every step is done as efficiently as possible to support commercial success in the life science sector.


Learn more about accelerating commercial success in life science in our whitepaper.

Siemens Xcelerator – Accelerating the digital transformation

Siemens Xcelerator is our open digital business platform enabling efficiency, resiliency, flexibility, user experience, and sustainability. Making digital transformation easier, with faster time to market, and at scale.

It comprises:

  • a curated, modular portfolio of software and IOT-enabled hardware built on standard application programming interfaces and a range of services from Siemens and certified third parties
  • a growing ecosystem of partners – from solution vendors to technology partners
  • a marketplace, that will grow over time, as a central point to explore, educate, exchange and transact alongside a community of customers, partners, and developers

With clear technical and commercial governance based on highest standards and values, we facilitate co-creation and collaboration between partners, customers and developers. Together, we can accelerate your digital transformation!

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Addressing life science-specific challenges

Truly integrating your life science building management systems means more than merely meeting technological requirements. In order to make a meaningful contribution to your success, the building infrastructure should always be seen in the larger context of your organization and its mission. This is why we always try to learn more about our customers and their goals, with the ultimate aim of providing life sciences solutions that rise to the greater challenges within all market segments.


Our life science solutions have made significant contributions to reducing capital and operational expenditure at universities and research institutions. For instance, Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology now uses an average of 73.6% less power per week thanks to our innovative sub-metering concept. Improving sustainability with state-of-the-art building infrastructure has also proved to be a major factor in attracting and retaining talented researchers.


We help public entities walk the fine line between meeting sustainability targets and improving their service quality on the one hand, and coping with shrinking public funding on the other. By improving building performance, easing budget pressures as well as reducing technological risks and operational costs, our efficiency projects can free up capital to be reinvested elsewhere – as is shown by our contribution to the refurbishment of Hvidovre Hospital in Denmark, which is considered a showcase project by the Danish government with energy savings of 33%.


Hospitals can use our life science building management solutions to significantly improve their patients’ and staff’s safety and comfort, ultimately resulting in a better reputation, increased bed occupancy rates and additional earnings. Our monitoring and control technologies help you comply with regulations and provide reliable proof that optimum environmental conditions are continuously maintained. And with the help of tools such as asset tracking, much higher operational efficiencies can be achieved to the benefit of your patients’ well-being.

Life science industries

Numerous customers from the life science industries have been able to sustainably improve workplace quality and output thanks to our familiarity with compliance needs. Our standardized and scalable modular solutions effectively save time and money through fast implementation, reduced complexity and speedy workspace adaptations. And by helping our customers become sustainability leaders, our technology makes significant contributions to reputation-building.


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Answering our customers’ challenges

All around the world, we have delivered ideal solutions for customers in the life science industries with building technology systems tailored to their specific demands. Explore some of our projects below.