Digital twin and simulation
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
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.