Pharma 4.0

As Pharma 4.0™ increasingly becomes reality, our validation practices must change. We can no longer apply 20th-century thinking to 21st-century technology and resources. Validation must adapt to industry shifts from iterative to disruptive innovation, from batch to continuous processing, from bulk...
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Learning Level: Basic/Intermediate - What is Pharma 4.0? It is a vision of a holistic company-wide transformation, which balances and combines: productivity, quality, and robustness based on a data-centric perspective...
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Pharma 4.0™ is not a must, but a competitive advantage. Not understanding and applying Pharma 4.0™ concepts increasingly becomes a business risk. The COVID-19 pandemic emphasised how the Pharma 4.0™ culture will impact...
Technical
A temperature sensor in a medical autoclave is typically calibrated once a year. If the sensor proves to be inaccurate, all batches produced since the last calibration must be evaluated. Endress+Hauser has developed a self-calibrating sensor that automatically verifies its accuracy during each...
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In the pharmaceutical industry, digitalization involves developing and implementing digital technologies at all levels of pharmaceutical operations. The aim is to transform the industry by capturing, analyzing, and using vast amounts of data collected from a wide range of sources to support...
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Recent projects on serialization and track and trace help illustrate the concepts of vertical and horizontal integration. With vertical integration, the unique product identification information (serial number, lot, etc.) used by sensors and printers on the packaging lines is made accessible to the...
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As the old saying goes, “Time is money.” In today’s industrialized world, this adage is profoundly true. Manufacturers can no longer afford to overlook operational excellence. A new production philosophy called “Lean manufacturing” has been developed to save as much time as possible during...
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The 2019 ISPE Europe Pharma 4.0™ Conference held in Manchester, UK, on 20–21 November 2019 was attended by 300 participants, all of whom contributed to the growing momentum for Pharma 4.0™ initiatives. The Pharma 4.0™ Special Interest Group (SIG) and the Program Committee collaborated with the ISPE...
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Listen in as Barbara Peck, ISPE, and Christian Wölbeling, Senior Director Global Accounts, Werum IT Solutions, discuss the history of Pharma 4.0™, what it is, and how it can benefit your organization.