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Rapid Deployment Kits for COVID-19

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Topics: company news, augmented solutions

Apprentice’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the novel coronavirus became a global pandemic earlier in 2020, Apprentice customers recognized that intelligent technology and reliable global collaboration platforms could help reverse the pandemic’s negative impact on supply chains, drug production, facility access and overall global collaboration among life science/pharma organizations.

The novel coronavirus stands to cost the global economy trillions as manufacturing facilities continue to experience production delays, facility access restrictions, and reduced travel options.  Without the ability for SMEs, vendors, auditors, regulators and employees to enter the manufacturing suite, organizations are left scrambling for solutions to troubleshoot, collaborate, transfer methods and conduct audits and tours during large scale shut downs.

At a time when collaboration is most critical, Apprentice solutions preserve supply chains and allow organizations to continue operations during highly challenging times.  Apprentice uses remote collaboration capabilities, intelligent software, augmented reality tools and flexible devices to support these processes despite global interruptions to normal workflow.

Rapid Deployment Kits

As COVID-19 reached Europe and then the United States and the need for global solutions grew, Apprentice responded with customer-ready Rapid Deployment Kits (RDK) that contained hands-free smart glasses and devices pre-loaded with Apprentice collaboration and execution software. RDKs are out-of-the-box solutions that are easily implemented in just a few short steps, making it easy to get up and running immediately, without further interruption to existing workflows.

Apprentice has been sending hundreds of Rapid Deployment Kits to pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities around the globe. These facilities are responsible for research, lifesaving product development and delivery.

Apprentice’s collaboration platform, Tandem, is the industry’s only compliant, language-independent solution that breaks the barrier between in-suite and out-of-suite collaboration, troubleshooting and guidance, ultimately minimizing the devastating operational impact of this virus.

How Tandem Minimizes the COVID-19 Impact to Operations

In-suite operators connect with out-of-suite subject matter experts, CROs/CMOs, suppliers and equipment vendors without having to gown up and enter a facility.

Remote troubleshooting overcomes barriers to collaboration and training in complex manufacturing and R&D environments.

The transfer of methods and processes between internal and outsourced sites is conducted remotely through Tandem, eliminating the need for travel.

Remote acceptance testing, as well as facility tours are conducted with a clean-room ready Tandem kit, despite restricted travel or shut downs.

Apprentice will continue to deploy Tandem kits to life science organizations around the globe impacted by COVID-19 so that manufacturers can reduce the impact to operations from this global crisis, helping to ensure that the flow of life saving products is not disrupted.

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