“How can I profitably produce and release small batches?” The key to future medical care resides in flexible and needs-based production. Here you can discover how Siemens’ digitalization solutions enable the economical production of small batches – thus paving the way for personalized medicine.
Siemens is paving the way to paperless manufacturing – with the integration of SIMATIC IT eBR and SIMATIC PCS 7 in real time. Electronic user guidance for manual process steps: the system generates electronic work instructions to minimize the risk of error. The employee must confirm correct implementation with an electronic signature. This ensures production reliability. The electronic batch record software solution makes documentation and review easier and more efficient – without breaching the strict standards imposed by the regulatory authorities.
Paperless manufacturing on the basis of the electronic batch record allows review by exception. This means that when a batch is released only deviations have to be reviewed assessed instead of the whole batch documentation. This makes release faster and more efficient.
Benefits at a glance:
Thus, SIMATIC IT eBR plays a key role in cost-effective implementation of the smallest batches – a major step towards personalized medicine.
In a challenging industry landscape, pharmaceutical manufacturers must adapt manufacturing processes to meet current demands in order to remain profitable and meet patient needs. Continuous manufacturing is playing a vital role in meeting these objectives, by delivering higher productivity, flexibility and lowering the cost of quality.
As pharmaceutical companies are seeking to optimise manufacturing processes and maintain high product quality, continuous methods are a key enabler to building quality by design (QbD) into the complete product lifecycle, from R&D through to manufacturing, with the ultimate aim of getting safer medicines to market in a more efficient and cost-effective way.
Using in-line quality testing enables right first time production, therefore reducing waste and the time typically afforded to product testing, evaluation and batch review.
Alwyn Jones, Head of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences – Siemens UK and Craig Johnston, Industry Director at CMAC talk about the opportunities of continuous manufacturing for the pharmaceutical industry.
It looks like you are using a browser that is not fully supported. Please note that there might be constraints on site display and usability. For the best experience we suggest that you download the newest version of a supported browser: