The use of robotics is a hot topic in pharma, particularly in the area of fill/finish. While robots are able to accomplish numerous tasks, in aseptic processing their use has been primarily limited to container handling, replacing a classical transport system. More and more experts are claiming this is not enough. Robotics can and should do more - like settle plate handling, trouble shooting, gloveless operation, quick change over, easy efficient cleaning/washing, increased product and Operator safety to name some of the possibilities.
The need for expanding the use of robotic into a variety of functions was a key topic of discussion during last year's program, so we have designed this session to continue that conversation. You will have the opportunity to hear first-hand Bayer's perspective on robotics. Dr. Elise Abinet and Dr. Svenja Gutsche will present Bayer's intensive research findings on their filling line technology and equipment and the challenges they faced in meeting customer needs.