Digital twin and simulation

With digital twins and simulation, pharmaceutical industry can speed up medicine and vaccine development

Digital twins and simulation help pharmaceutical companies accelerate medicine and vaccine development

A digital twin combines the real world with the digital world. By capturing real-time data, the digital twin understands the current state, simulates the future state and is a basis for optimization. It enables to detect problems early, can be used as a basis for in-silico testing and is an opportunity to come to improved controls

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Comprehensive digital twin

Simulate processes and plants to accelerate development

Our comprehensive approach to digital twins integrates simulation tools that help pharmaceutical companies optimize the entire product lifecycle, from research to production.

How the digital twin works

Siemens provides a comprehensive set of simulation tools that allows to create a digital twin for the pharmaceutical industry. Our tools for mechanistic or hybrid modeling and fluid dynamics enable to develop optimized process faster, reduce time with in-silico testing and will increase efficiency in pharmaceutical R&D significantly. Digital twins enable you to discover better designs and optimized processes faster and speed up engineering. At commissioning, it reduces effort and risks thanks to virtual commissioning and allows early operator training in a realistically simulated environment. During operation, a digital twin helps optimize material flows and logistics as well as the interaction between human workers and robots. Ultimately, digital twins can be used to improve asset performance thanks to predictive maintenance.


All the tools you need to create a digital twin

Discover better designs, engineer faster and optimize operations with the help of digital twins: See the tools that enable you to create virtual replicas of your processes and plants.
SIMIT enables virtual commissioning and operator training

Virtual commissioning and operator training

SIMIT Simulation platform

Clever combination: Testing and training of automation projects

The simulation platform SIMIT enables comprehensive tests of automation applications and provides a realistic training environment for operator even before the real startup. This creates opportunities for process optimization and know-how retention which results in reduced commissioning time and significantly shortened time to market.

COMOS Walkinside enables immersive trainings for plant operators

Safe plant operation

COMOS Walkinside

Efficient immersive trainings in a virtual environment for plant operators

COMOS Walkinside enables the use of 3D engineering data from the basic and detail engineering phases. This lays the foundation for an up-to-date virtual representation of the plant in 3D. This means your operators can be prepared for hazardous situations and adapt to new conditions, while observing stringent safety standards.

Tecnomatix Plant Simulation enables to improve manufacturing performance

Improve manufacturing performance

Tecnomatix® Plant Simulation

Plant simulation and throughput optimization with Tecnomatix® Plant Simulation

Tecnomatix® Plant Simulation allows you to model, simulate, explore and optimize logistics systems and their processes. These models enable analysis of material flow, resource utilization and logistics for all levels of manufacturing planning from global production facilities to local plants and specific lines, well in advance of production execution.

Design exploration with Simcenter HEEDS helps engineers deliver superior performance

Design space exploration and optimization

Simcenter HEEDS

Design exploration helps engineers deliver superior performance with HEEDS

HEEDS is a powerful design space exploration and optimization software package that interfaces with all commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools to drive product innovation. It accelerates the product development process by automating analysis workflows.

gPROMS enables to deploy deep process knowledge to generate sustainable value

Digital Process Twin technology

Siemens gPROMS

Deploying deep process knowledge to generate sustainable value with gPROMS

Siemens gPROMS models capture deep process knowledge in the form of high-fidelity predictive process models that can then be used to explore the process and product decision space rapidly and effectively, to provide essential information to support process design, product design and operating decisions.

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is a multiphysics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for real-world simulation

Multiphysics CFD Simulation

Simcenter STAR‑CCM+

Engineer innovation with Simcenter STAR‑CCM+

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is a multiphysics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for the simulation of products operating under real-world conditions. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ uniquely brings automated design exploration and optimization to the CFD simulation toolkit of every engineer.


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