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CRB at 2023 ISPE Facilities of the Future

Jan 9, 2023

Connect with CRB at this year’s ISPE Facilities of the Future Conference in Bethesda, MD January 31 – February 1.

The conference will explore advancements in pharmaceutical technology and what pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities will look like in the future. Featuring technical and inspirational presentations and case studies from industry leaders already planning and building “facilities of the future.”

Right First Time Manufacturing: Going Slower to Move Faster – Niranjan Kulkarni + Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
January 31 | 2:30 EST 

In this presentation, we will discuss how incorporating dynamic computer modeling and simulations early on in the design process eliminated potential bottlenecks, improved the understanding of manufacturing and optimized material and personnel movement. The presentation will highlight Ultragenyx’s new gene therapy facility for rare and ultra-rare diseases that reinforces GMP compliance, improves operator experience and is designed for overall flexibility to accommodate multiple products and cell lines.

As more gene therapy products move towards regulatory approval and commercial scale-out, manufacturers are turning to a new kind of production facility, one that’s flexible and future-ready, capable of adapting quickly as the industry evolves and new technologies emerge.

Lessons Learned Chartering a 4.0 Digital Transformation – Yvonne Duckworth
January 31 | 11:45 EST 

Pharmaceutical companies are facing unique opportunities and challenges in deploying Industry 4.0.  Opportunities that include innovation are part of our industry DNA as we develop new, life-changing drugs.  Many organizations have access to capital to build state-of-the-art new facilities or upgrade existing facilities, but our industry is highly regulated. Stringent requirements for making changes (improvements), documenting work, and validating processes are examples where the industry may slow down compared to less-regulated industries.

How would you have done things differently if you could start your digital transformation project over? That is the golden question. This session will provide case studies, real-world lessons, and a “start with the end in mind” strategy to help your next digital project succeed. The presentation explores topics like increased productivity, governance, and internal alignment. It will also cover impacts on your workforce, modifications to facility design, and the need for unwavering security.

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