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Duckworth featured in Cleanroom Technology on biopharma’s digital journey

Aug 23, 2022

Advancing along the digital roadmap is a unique journey for every organization, especially in an industry as deeply regulated as biopharma. How do you meet safety and security as you advance your pharma or biotech facility into the next level of digitalization? CRB’s Director of Digital Technology, Yvonne Duckworth, walks through adding new digital tools to increase efficiency and accuracy in “What are your pain points moving to Pharma 4.0? ™” in Cleanroom Technology.

Pharma 4.0™ is an initiative from the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) to introduce Industry 4.0™ best practices and tools to the pharmaceutical industry.

“Many pharmaceutical companies strive to add new digital tools to their facility but aren't sure how to do so in a manner that does not disrupt their existing systems. That's when a Pharma 4.0™ roadmap comes into play.” - Yvonne Duckworth

A unique plan is needed for every biopharma manufacturer’s adoption and advancement of digitalization and 4.0 technologies. There are, however, a few steps to help get you there:

  • Step one: Assessing your current level of digitalization and set your goal
  • Step two: Assess what problems you are trying to solve
  • Step three: Identify the tools to get you there

While the perceived challenges companies face range from risk management to skill sets, as identified in the Horizons: Life Science Report, the potential for industry 4.0 benefits are vast. Take the time to build a strong foundation and roadmap for your digital future, so perceived challenges don’t stand in your way.


Read the full article here.