Custom Manufacturing Processes
Lonza’s mammalian development services business unit develops custom manufacturing processes and delivers other related services for biopharmaceutical products. For this development work, and particularly for work based on Lonza’s platform processes, it is possible to automate many aspects of the data life cycle (i.e., from raw data at the lab bench, through to scientific interpretation), noted Dr. Flatman.
“This opportunity for data automation will certainly improve the reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness of these operations, including reducing the elapsed times of data-management activities.”
Equally important is access to knowledge, pointed out Dr. Flatman.
“By having data indexed to a central database, it is possible to retrieve this data more easily than from stand-alone documents. This will allow a much greater capability to study relationships and trends and consequently a better understanding of the influence of process inputs on the (desirable) outputs of a process. Therefore, overall again increasing the technical standards of Lonza’s development services.”
“IDBS continues to develop informatics solutions that address the critical business needs of high-value R&D and manufacturing activities,” said Neil Kipling, founder and CEO of IDBS.