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Germany: “Process Digital Twin” New Digital Twin Solution for the Global Pharmaceutical Industry Introduced

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

Atos and Siemens are working together with the pharmaceutical industry to improve production with an innovative solution based on a digital replica of the pharma production process. Currently being tested in the pharmaceutical industry, this “Process Digital Twin” for pharma manufacturing – powered by IoT, AI and Advanced Analytics – is designed to provide improved efficiency and flexibility in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.

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The “Process Digital Twin” of Siemens and Atos is a complete virtual replica of a specific step in the pharmaceutical manufacturing process.
The “Process Digital Twin” of Siemens and Atos is a complete virtual replica of a specific step in the pharmaceutical manufacturing process.
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Nuremberg/Germany — Based on a pilot study, a potentially disruptive solution developed by Siemens and Atos opens up new opportunities for pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Benefits include sustainable process development – reducing overall experimentation time and waste, ensuring constant quality and moving to new “quality by design” models to get the product right the first time. The solution also offers optimized measures for process quality and reliability.

The production and release of pharmaceutical products are complex and lengthy processes. To meet these challenges, one of Atos and Siemens’ global pharmaceutical partners has decided to test a new innovative solution, built and developed through a joint investment and business collaboration from the strategic global alliance. The “Process Digital Twin” is a complete virtual replica of a specific step in the manufacturing process, connected with IoT sensors installed on the actual plant.

It generates volumes of complex data and gives an instant view of all details of the operations. By pairing virtual and physical representations of the process, and using predictive models and real-time analytics, the two companies are helping the pharmaceutical industry to reinvent key elements of the manufacturing environment.

Atos provides its expertise in IT infrastructure, consulting, integration and data science, notably from its Codex expertise in AI and IoT solutions and services – while Siemens provides its Digital Enterprise expertise in OT systems for Pharma, notably with Simatic Sipat for real-time quality monitoring and Star CCM+ & Heeds for process modeling & simulation.

The nature of the pre-integrated Digital Twin solution allows it to be deployed to production processes of any scale or complexity. By adjusting the technological building blocks the companies can replicate Digital Twin use case to every new client – within pharmaceutical, chemical, process manufacturing industries and other markets – more efficiently.

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