As the biopharmaceutical industry evolves and new opportunities and challenges rise, manufacturers must keep pace. For example, a dramatic increase in the amount of information that is available, in parallel with a reduction in the cost of obtaining, processing, and transmitting information, is changing the way biopharmaceutical manufacturers operate. Access to information, and more importantly, strategic use of it, can give a company a competitive advantage. Undoubtedly, the biopharmaceutical industry is collecting, interpreting and applying a vast amount of data to operations with a goal of increasing productivity, increasing operational flexibility, reducing costs, and assuring quality and patient safety.
This white paper describes the conceptualization and development of a value-driven digital solution to support the evolving bioprocess information and automation needs of biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Residing at the convergence of IT and OT, a real-time, integrated, intensified, predictive and autonomous solution has the power to transform workflows and deliver a competitive advantage over traditional, generic automation solutions currently on the market.