Category Archives: People

04Oct/21

Digital Transformation: The Business Imperative for Life-Sciences

By Daniel R. Matlis, President

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” says the ancient proverb.  In my opinion, the corollary is: “disruption is the matriarch of transformation,” especially for the Life-Sciences industries.

The COVID-19 epidemic has been the biggest global disruption in our generation. It represents a watershed moment for transformation throughout our industry.

Disruption is the new normal. This new paradigm is forcing Life-Science companies to re-imagine the way they operate; transforming and accelerating product development, regulatory review, manufacturing, and distribution cycles aimed at improving patient outcomes.

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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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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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08Oct/20

Axendia Turns 15: Thank You for Your Trust!

By Daniel R. Matlis

15 years ago, Axendia was born of a need for trusted Life-Science advise and insights rooted in deep, firsthand industry experience and primary research “Straight from the Source.”

Over the past 15 years I have been privileged to work with a team of fellow “Axendians” who are experts in their respective fields.  These Axendians are committed to exceeding our client’s expectations and providing insights, perspective and context that support informed decisions for today and the future. The credit for our success goes to them!

Watch this video to learn Axendia’s Origin story

Thank you for your trust and we look forward to continuing to be your source of trusted advice based on Axendia’s core values: Respect, Integrity and Passion.

10Jan/20

Webinar: Real-Time Operations Intelligence for Life-Sciences

Reduce Validation Efforts Up to 70% 

In this webinar presented jointly by Axendia, Bigfinite, and Honeywell, we will discuss how companies are increasing quality and efficiency by consolidating disparate manufacturing data with new batch visualization, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and IoT. Learn how new capabilities can offer:

  • Improved process efficiency and yield
  • Predictive quality insights
  • Integrated, real-time visualization
  • Effective troubleshooting
  • Workflow efficiency
  • Reduced validation effort

On February 5, 2020 at 10AM Eastern, we will also discuss how to stay GxP-compliant while reducing documentation and validation efforts by up to 70%, bringing product to market faster.

Meet Your Presenters

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Dan Matlis, President of Axendia, will moderate as industry thought leaders Pep Gubau and Matthias Maaz, illustrate strategies to achieve intuitive process and operational intelligence, improving manufacturing operations in a GxP compliant manner with end-to-end data integrity.

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