Pharmaceutical research: set the pace for innovation

Pharmaceutical Research & Development Solutions

Faster from the lab to clinical trials to market: With a set of aligned solutions, you can streamline your pharmaceutical research processes

It takes years to discover a new drug. The preclinical phase and afterwards the clinical phase might last for up to 12 years and maybe more. So it's time to focus on how to improve your efficiency in your pharmaceutical research and development processes. No more laborious tracking of lab tests and results, no more trial-and-error approaches to recipe and process design, no more time-consuming compilation of data for records and documentation. Utilize the latest digital solutions to enable seamless transition of lab data and recipes to production by integrating R&D with process and product development to win the race against time.

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Solutions for R&D

Small scale, huge impact

With our perfectly aligned set of solutions for pharmaceutical research, you can make sure your drug development processes work together as a team to win the race in bringing new treatments to the market.

Speeding up process and product design

Utilize the latest digital solutions to enable seamless transition of lab data and recipes to production by integrating R&D with process and product development to win the race against time. The pharmaceutical industry has always been subject to stringent monitoring and regulations – but in recent years, the pressure from the authorities as well as a shift in market requirements has led to significant changes in the way new drugs are being developed and produced. Both the approval of the new drug and the manufacturing process need to be developed in parallel, and the production equipment must be flexible enough to produce changing amounts of one product or several different products or, ideally, both.

Co-evolving drugs and the manufacturing processes also helps shorten the time-to-market, as larger amounts of drugs can be made earlier, and the experience gained from the small-scale process can be more easily scaled up to meet commercial production requirements. We help you integrate the various sources of data along the critical stages of pre-clinical testing from clinical trials to industrialization.

Building a digital twin with advanced modelling

With the digital twin concept, we are able to use different technologies to create a virtual world in which the research and development for new therapies and vaccines can be accelerated. To speed it up we established a new Siemens Business with Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) that enables to optimize your plant’s productivity and performance using predictive models that faithfully reflect the real thing.


For example, a new process can be modeled with gPROMS software and extensively tested and simulated. With the help of our complete multiphysics simulation solution STAR-CCM+ it becomes possible to simulate the material flow within a bioreactor.

LivingLab Vienna: Pharmaceutical research boosted by digitalization

The LivingLab at the Siemens City in Vienna is the place where visionary ideas are tested under realistic conditions and developed further for your production. It also showcases Austria’s strong industry and research expertise in the field of bioprocesses. The focus is on all industries that manufacture entire batches rather than individual components, in particular the pharmaceutical industry, the food & beverage industry, and the chemical industry. industrialization.

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Set the pace with efficient R&D and recipe transformation

Discover our solution offering for pharmaceutical research that helps you speed up your R&D processes. Get a head start and win the race against time!

Individualized production in Pharma

The future of pharmaceutical care lies in individual drugs that are tailored to the genome of small patient groups or even a single patient. Via a digital twin, individualized drugs can be produced fast, compliant, affordable and in high-quality.

Opcenter RD&L enables fast and successful drug development

Seamless R&D and recipe data transition

Opcenter RD&L

Seamless R&D and recipe data transition in pharmaceutical research

With Opcenter RD&L, you will benefit from a structured, yet flexible manner to enable fast and successful drug development and time-to-market – including lab automation and electronic lab notebooks, formula and process development as well as specification and regulatory management.

gPROMS covers the entire digital process lifecycle

Process modelling

gPROMS platform

Next-generation process modelling tools

gPROMS provides a set of advanced process modelling tools and environments that cover the entire digital process lifecycle, from R&D through engineering design to operations and manufacturing. In other words: from digital R&D and design to digital operations.

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ enables to engineer innovation with multiphysics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation

Multiphysics CFD Simulation

Simcenter Star-CCM+

Make better design decisions faster

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.

SIMATIC SIPAT provides data analytics for formulation, product and process design

Integrated data management and data mining

SIMATIC SIPAT and SIMIT Simulation platform

Improved quality and flexibility in process management

With SIMATIC SIPAT, you can acquire quality and product data from a variety of sources and use advanced modeling and data analysis tools to track and evaluate tests throughout all stages of formulation, product and process design.

SIMATIC PCS 7 is the scalable platform for process data integration

Scalable platform for process data integration


More flexibility, scalability, availability, safety and security in process automation

With our SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system you can grow your process seamlessly from lab-scale with SIMATIC PCS 7 Lab to pilot projects and pilot system with SIMATIC PCS 7 Box to large distributed multiserver/multiclient systems.

Opcenter Laboratory integrates components for managing, testing, validating, reporting and more

Laboratory Information Management System

Opcenter Laboratory

Integrated components for managing, testing, validating, reporting and more

From managing the creation and management of requests and samples in a structured way to analytical tests in the lab or at external labs and to generate a certificate of analysis report, management reports, key performance indicator reports, and others.


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