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Building the Life-Science Factory of the Future, Today

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The demand for organizational visibility, control and collaboration to achieve resilience is a catalyst to modernization and digital transformation in the highly regulated Life-Science industry. With Medical device and diagnostic products are becoming increasingly complex; next generation products cannot be effectively manufactured in last generation factories using old processes! Manufacturing next generation devices requires a digital factory that supports closed loop manufacturing and workforce optimization across the product lifecycle.

Join Axendia’s Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst and Thomas Muth, Global Life Science Industry Director at Dassault Systèmes DELMIA on 02-SEP-2020 at 11AM Eastern to learn how Life-Science companies are realizing the art of the possible by modernizing manufacturing, reinventing their value networks and building the Factory of the Future, today.

In this webinar, we will discuss:
• The Factory of the Future – Fact, Not Fiction
• The Workforce of the Future
• How to Build Resilient Value Networks
• Digitally Transforming Manufacturing
• Digital Evidence and the Review of the Future
• Leveraging the Power of a Digital Twin

You are also welcome to request this Voice of the Customer eBook, presented by Dassault Systèmes.

Please note: Axendia content is restricted to qualified individuals employed by Life-Science, Academic and Government organizations. No further reproduction, distribution, copying or dissemination is allowed without prior written permission from Axendia. By requesting this content, you are consenting to be contacted by Axendia, Inc. and/or the Sponsor. If you do not want to submit your information, you should not register.


Closing the Loop to Overcome a Disrupted Life-Sciences Reality


The demand for organizational visibility, control, and collaboration to achieve resilience is a catalyst to modernization and digital transformation in the Life-Science industry.

Successful medical device manufacturers are increasingly using a closed loop cloud- native platforms to quickly respond to unforeseen events. This approach allows manufacturers to accelerate new product introduction, improve customer satisfaction, and lower costs while remaining compliant.

Integrating QMS, PLM, CRM and Field Service management on a single platform creates a closed loop platform that improves product design for quality while managing worldwide compliance and providing a competitive advantage.

To explore technology’s role in overcoming a disrupted Life Sciences reality, I was joined in a “Straight from the Source” webinar by:

  • Chuck Serrin, Vice President Industry Marketing for Med Tech and Life Sciences at Propel
  • Kevin Chien, Vice President, Medtech Strategy at Salesforce

During this webinar, we discussed opportunities to leverage technology to:

  • Using Cloud solutions to enable Positive Disruption
  • Driving Collaboration and Visibility Across the Product Lifecycle
  • Closing the Loop to Improve Visibility Across the Value Chain
  • Deploying a Digital Strategy to Provide Resilience
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Dassault Systèmes Shifts Focus From Things to Life

2020 Analyst Conference Event Brief

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

At the 2020 Dassault Systèmes Analyst conference, Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, presented his bold and audacious ambition for the next 10 years. “Dassault Systèmes will focus on developing its leadership in Life Sciences & Healthcare alongside two other strategic sectors of the economy: Manufacturing Industries and Infrastructure & Cities,” proclaimed Charlès. 

While this shift may be surprising to many, at Axendia, we have witnessed first-hand Dassault Systèmes’ commitment to pursue Life-Sciences with Mind, Body, and Soul for over a decade.  In 2014, I had the opportunity to Hover Through the Human Heart. In 2019, the Medidata acquisition provided The Missing Link in Dassault Systèmes Powerful Portfolio to Support the Life Sciences Industry

Under Charlès’ leadership, the company displays a rare culture focused on long term audacious goals, driven by unbridled passion yet measured by meticulous execution. Charlès has helped instill a culture of ongoing innovation to further consolidate Dassault Systèmes’ scientific capabilities and make science part of the company’s DNA.  

To achieve this goal, Dassault Systèmes (3DS) is shifting and will leverage the virtual twin experience as a new way of representing the world. Charlès laid out 3DS’s vision in a manifesto titled “Things to Life” where he explains: 

What is the difference between things and life? Life is not made of parts: the human body is one piece and hyper connected. Life doesn’t do standardization: it’s personalized design, production and usage. And life isn’t “used” but lived. Life is an experience. So, to improve life, we have to invent new ways of representing reality. We have to invent the virtual twin experience of life. 

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Using Requirements Engineering to Improve the Patient Experience

An Axendia Webinar Presented by Dassault Systèmes

Medical devices are increasingly complex, connected and integrated, and software is becoming key in delivering a high-quality patient experience and improving patient outcome.  As a result, the environment of care where these products operate are changing; with at-home devices and combination products are becoming more prevalent.

Medical device companies are also becoming more sophisticated in capturing more human factors requirements for the caregiver, the patient and the environment of care. Leading companies are broadening device requirements to consider all the stakeholders’ needs as well as building quality into the development process to prevent device failures and potential recalls.

Join Axendia’s President, Daniel R. Matlis and Sanjay Khurana, Director, Cyber / Electrical / Fluidic Systems as Dassault Systèmes on 28-JUL-2020 at 11AM ET for a discussion on how Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) brings together Requirements Development and Management facilitated by Requirements Planning, Traceability and Simulation to design products right the first time.

During this session we will discuss:

  • Accelerating new product introduction, reducing development time and cost, improving efficiency
  • Defining requirements right the first time
  • Designing products that support solutions experience
  • Moving from blockbuster products to precision and personalized medicine
  • Leveraging MBSE, modeling and simulation capabilities to deliver a high-quality patient experience and improved patient outcome
  • Quality Engineering, designing high quality-in vs testing poor quality-out

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Using Connected Manufacturing to Overcome a Disrupted Life-Sciences Reality

Webinar Available On-Demand

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

The current pandemic has fundamentally shifted the need for modern manufacturing. Even while some manufacturers are maximizing production to deliver critical medical products, others are operating with skeleton crews to ensure business continuity.

I was recently joined by James Zhang, VP Market Development at PTC, in a Straight from the Source Webinar in our Series focusing on Technology’s Role in Overcoming a Disrupted Life-Sciences Reality. 

Connecting manufacturing equipment, people and process is enabling companies to improve resilience by increasing process visibility, efficiency, and throughput, while maintaining social distancing. Companies that have been impacted by reducing hours or shutdown, are leveraging this time to revisit their digital strategy for the shop floor.

“Companies have already been actively pursuing digital transformation prior to the pandemic, but the strains of COVID-19 and the economic uncertainty have forced them to accelerate transformation journey in factories,” said Zhang. The resilience and double-digit financial impact that digital transformation initiatives provide are more critical than ever whether the company is struggling with reduced demand or accelerated production. The companies that focus on transformation in the face of current market conditions will emerge in a stronger position than those remain tactically focused,” added Zhang.

Companies that balance their immediate priorities with new, strategic initiatives, stand to gain significant advantages as conditions normalize. Watch this webinar on-demand as we discuss:

  • The Need for Visibility, Collaboration and Control – Today and in the Future
  • Driving Operational Effectiveness During COVID19 and Beyond
  • Regulatory Support in Times of Crisis
  • Learning from Success: How Manufacturers are Rising to the Challenge of Operating in the New Normal.