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Pharma 4.0

The Future of Intelligent Manufacturing

The Future of Intelligent Manufacturing


The Pharma 4.0 evolution is transforming the way life science teams work within their environments to share data and execute in complex environments. Digitization, predictive modeling, transparency and data integrity are at the forefront of the movement.

The term Pharma 4.0 is derived from the progression of industrial advancements made over time, from the Industrial Revolution, characterized by mechanization and steam power, followed by the arrival of electricity as Industry 2.0.

Creating an Intelligent System

The internet brought us to Industry 3.0 and finally, Industry 4.0 introduces the idea of converging people, physical systems and data within one network. This is where the Pharma 4.0 evolution currently sits, connecting  human resources, information, and physical machines in a cyber-physical network.

By linking machines and systems together, we create intelligent networks that control each other. These smart networks could then auto predict failures, or trigger specific processes automatically.

Improving Compliance

Pharma 4.0 ultimately allows us to better connect teams, uphold compliance standards and provide deep analytics that improve safety, yield and quality, because quality is key in life sciences. It should come as no surprise that regulatory agencies strongly support 4.0 initiatives.

The Apprentice platform was specifically built with pharma compliance in mind so that manufacturing teams can execute reliably the first time and increase speed to market while safely delivering critical drugs to the people who need them most.

Streamlining Planning – Product Delivery

This is why Apprentice uses intelligent technology to elevate an organization’s entire batch execution process — from planning to product delivery, providing better batch management and higher uniformity across batch runs and campaigns. The platform easily integrates with your existing enterprise systems for a Pharma 4.0-forward, end-to-end solution.

For the operators in the lab and suite, Apprentice delivers augmented procedures and work instructions that take an organization’s existing paper batch records and make them smart. These augmented records are filled with intelligent data and can be executed on any device for a more ergonomic workflow.

Globally Connected Systems & Teams

Apprentice is leading the future of pharma with connected systems that are both predictive and spatially aware, building in resource management tools and location awareness to help organizations connect the dots between what they have, how/where they use it, and what they will need soon.  This deep insight is invaluable to life science teams, from small scale biotech and large scale organizations.

In an effort to streamline processes and create greater efficiency, global collaboration and remote expert support have become critical for ensuring the highest level of reliability and safety. True global connectivity and critical data among global teams could not be achieved without Apprentice’s collaboration tools such as: language-independent AR tools, multi-language translation, intelligent conferencing aids, and live telepresence, offered by Tandem. With an opportunity to troubleshoot and communicate in real time, productivity and growth are limitless.

Smart Manufacturing Sustainability

With the proper tools for improving product safety and supply chain security, organizations can ultimately get more lifesaving products out into the hands of the people who need it most.

Whether you are a small biotech or a large organization with facilities across the globe, intelligent manufacturing can bring smart solutions you need to generate a sustainable competitive advantage.