The Digital Lab

Pharma 4.0

Aug 3, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Paul Planje

The digital future of laboratory technology

AppsThe digital transformation has now turned countless production facilities around the world into smart factories. Industry 4.0 has become a buzzword that everyone can imagine, at least in part. Pharma 4.0, on the other hand, is largely unknown as a term - even though an incredible amount is happening in the pharmaceutical industry in terms of digitization. Advanced smart production methods, powerful data analysis and a high degree of automation are also high on the agenda in the pharmaceutical industry. Of course, manufacturing processes must also be optimized in the production of medicines or in research. After all, consistently high quality of products or research results, agile and efficient work, and a significant reduction in costs also play a key role in our laboratories for a future-proof, competitive design of everyday working life.

Pharma 4.0 - The future is now!
The "next generation" production methods of Pharma 4.0 enable completely new possibilities for laboratories. From 3D printing to additive manufacturing methods to fully automated workflows, highly productive systems are ready to reduce labor costs, offer new options in disease control, and make business decisions much easier. With all the advances, however, one factor must not be forgotten: People! Because even if processes are automated and networked apparatus and systems significantly simplify daily work, laboratory employees must of course also be included in the transformation process. The "interface" between technology and people is represented by ergonomically manageable, intuitively operable management systems. LIMS, the "Laboratory Information Management System", provides precisely the tools that link the advantages of the digital laboratory with the daily work routines of the employees. Easy data retrieval, automatic storage of data in the cloud for worldwide access, and paperless management are just a few of the many benefits of using LIMS in digital lab environments.

If you want to learn more about the fascinating benefits of Pharma 4.0, check back here regularly! Because in loose succession we will dedicate ourselves to the topic in detail! Or give us a call right now and let our experts advise you comprehensively, personally and of course without obligation on the digital future of the pharmaceutical industry!

Tags: Digitalisation, Platform, DigitalTransformation, iLES

Paul Planje

Written by Paul Planje

I have been working since 1992 on subjects such as efficiency and Productivity increase. Initially in the laboratory and research sectors. Here I made my experiences with analytical instruments and automation. With the change to sales, enterprise solutions such as Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS), Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS), Laboratory Execution Systems (LES), Electronic Laboratory Journals (ELN) and Document Management Systems (DMS) were added. In the last years I was engaged in the digitization of processes and their measurements. Scince 2019 I'm running the iVention DACH region supporting our customers to move into the digital lab world.