Category Archives: IoT

30Jul/21

Medical Device Cybersecurity Throughout the Product Life Cycle

By: Thomas Maeder, Industry Analyst, Axendia

“The United States faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector, the private sector, and ultimately the American people’s security and privacy,” begins the May 2021 presidential executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity.  Recent crippling cyberattacks on the Colonial pipeline and JBS Foods, and the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange hacks, among others, have painfully highlighted the fragility of the information and operational technologies on which the modern world so heavily relies. 

Cybersecurity in Healthcare

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30Apr/21

Infinite Opportunities from Infinite Data in Life-Sciences

Siemens Announcements at the Hannover Messe 2021 – Event Brief

By Eric M. Luyer – Industry Research Analyst, Axendia Inc.

In these difficult “Corona” times the buzz word is “virtual”. Everything is virtual: meetings, webinars, education and conferences. A major yearly event is the Hannover Messe, Germany.  The event is a showcase and catalyst for the future of industrial transformation …and for 2021 it was virtual.

I had the opportunity to cover the first digital edition of the Hannover Messe from 12-16 April 2021.  According to Dr. Jochen Köckler, CEO of Deutsche Mess AG:  “The Hannover Messe 2021 Digital Edition demonstrates the innovative power of mechanical and electrical engineering and IT companies. At the same time, it showed that the tradeshow of the future is hybrid.”  And mentioned by the event organizers, 90,000 attendees generated more than 650,000 exhibitor and product searches during the five live trade show days.

This event is a showcase for all industries that are part of the industrial evolution.  It highlighted digital transformation processes necessary to meet requirements of sustainability and climate-neutral production, mobility of tomorrow and intelligent production and logistics technologies.  

This Event Brief reviews some of the exciting developments presented by Siemens A.G. during this virtual conference and how they might impact Life Sciences companies’ complex requirements now and in the future.

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14Apr/21

Q: Who is the Best Technology Vendor? A: NONE!

An open Letter to the Life-Sciences Industry on Analyst Forced Vendor Rankings

By: Daniel R. Matlis

As a Life-Science Industry Analyst, I am often asked by executives to recommend the best technology vendor.

My standard answer:  None, there is no such thing as a “best vendor.”   

Just like an automotive industry analyst could not recommend the “best car” for you until they know your budget, unique requirements, and primary use; a Life Science industry analyst must understand your company’s intended use, business, regulatory and technology requirements, as well as organizational culture before recommending a system.

Yet for decades, Life-Science industry executives have relied on forced rankings from analyst firms to identify the top five vendors to invite for an RFP.  This is especially true when evaluating the alphabet soup of system acronyms (AI/ML, APS, CTMS, CM&S, EAM, EDC, ERP, LIMS, MES, PLM, RIM, SCM, etc., etc., etc.)

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25Mar/21

AVEVA to Accelerate Growth in Life-Sciences with OSIsoft Acquisition

AVEVA Briefing Note

By Daniel R. Matlis

Axendia was recently briefed by Craig Hayman, CEO AVEVA and Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of OSIsoft and their executive team on AVEVA’s completed acquisition of OSIsoft, and the implications to the Life-Sciences industry.

The combined portfolio brings OSIsoft’s data management together with AVEVA’s industrial software with a joint focus on unlocking “Performance Intelligence.”

Source: AVEVA
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15Mar/21

Digital Transformation Builds Trust Across the Value Network

Disruptions have eroded trust across Life-Science supply chains forcing brand owners to re-evaluate outsourcing programs in favor of Smart-Sourcing strategies that focus on quality, resilience, and value, instead of cost.

As a result, innovative CMOs, like Ori Biotech and SteriPack, are modernizing and digitally transforming their manufacturing operations to support Quality Metrics, Review by Exception and Smart-Sourcing.  

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