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Reinventing the Value Network with the Factory of the Future

The factory of the future goes beyond the traditional factory walls

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Senior Industry Analyst

The need for organizational visibility, control, and resilience has never been greater for the life sciences industry. Executives at forward-thinking companies are addressing the need to solve both present and future challenges. The increasing complexity of designing, sourcing, and manufacturing high-quality medical products under stringent regulations requires a digital factory that supports closed loop manufacturing across-the-product lifecycle. In short, a sustainable factory of the future is needed now.

The factory of the future goes beyond traditional factory walls; it requires digital transformation across the entire medical product value network. Axendia research indicates that 76 percent of digital transformation initiatives are being accelerated by “black swan” events. Digital transformation is a journey, not a project. Life science organizations that have embarked on this journey are modernizing manufacturing and reinventing their value networks.

Building the Factory of The Future, Today

Delivering high-quality, next-generation life-science products is not easy. Stakeholders expect high-quality, complex products manufactured sustainably under stringent regulations. The factory of the future supports closed loop manufacturing and workforce optimization by connecting the following technologies across the total product lifecycle:

  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)
  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)
  • Modeling and Simulation

Read the entire article in Medical Product Outsourcing

Register to receive your complimentary copy of our Voice of the Customer eBook, presented by Dassault Systèmes: The Life-Science Factory of the Future

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The Horizon of AI in the Life-Sciences Industry

Aizon Briefing Note

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Senior Market Analyst

Axendia was recently briefed by the Executive Team of Aizon (formerly Bigfinite.) With headquarters in San Francisco, CA and Barcelona, Spain, Aizon has recently expanded its leadership team with the addition of John Vitalie as CEO and David Merino as CFO, as well as other veteran leaders serving across Customer Success, Alliances, Product Strategy, and Sales. The company is positioning itself as a driver of transformation in the Life Sciences industry by offering the ability to seamlessly integrate unlimited sources of structured and unstructured data on its AI platform thus enabling real-time visibility and predictive insights in a GxP compliant manner with end-to-end data integrity. Aizon’s direct sales channel is focused on pharma manufacturing, reflecting the deep expertise of the team in this space.

Aizon rebranded from Bigfinite at the beginning of Q4 2020. “Aizon was not just a name change; it’s really a brand strategy change. We want to denote what we actually do for customers right from our name. We immediately agreed that “AI” should be at the core of the brand name because of the necessity of AI methods to derive insights from the complexity of data, which is simply underserved by classical statistics. A big part of our deep expertise is grounded in applying AI to pharma processes in a qualified manner, so yes to “AI” in the name and the domain. The “zon” is actually from “horizon”… the horizon of maximum value of digital transformation in pharma and other regulated industries,” explained Vitalie.

What’s New at Aizon

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eBook: Are You on the Right Side of the Digital Divide?

An Axendia Voice of the Customer eBook, Presented by Propel

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

Historically, Life-Science companies have implemented on-premise electronic quality management systems (QMS) to support regulatory requirements and to replace paper-based processes. Likewise, product lifecycle management (PLM) processes were often paper-based or in stand-alone systems disconnected from QMS, field service management and customer relationship management (CRM). With the advent of the cloud, organizations began leveraging the ability to integrate and access product, quality and customer information from anywhere, on any device, at any time in a secure and controlled manner.  

In this Voice of the Customer eBook, presented by Propel, we address how cloud-based digital solutions are enabling the unification of processes and data that once resided in outdated, disparate and disconnected legacy systems.  By taking a common platform approach, Life-Science companies are transforming and simplifying business processes in the cloud, driving organizational efficiencies in a compliant and cost-effective manner, and delivering greater customer satisfaction through it all.  

In this eBook, executives from Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) and Cantel discuss:

  • The Value of an Integrated Platform
  • Getting Cloud Comfortable in a Regulated Environment
  • Faster Time to Value
  • Streamlined Compliance with Global Regulatory Requirements
  • Unlocking the Value of a Platform
  • Why Data Integrity is Business Integrity
  • The Benefits of a Closed-Loop Platform
  • Pros, Cons and Lessons Learned

To determine if your organization is on the right side of the digital divide, request your copy below.


Smaller is Better: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Medicine

By: Jared N. Matlis, Research Assistant

Often portrayed in media as a panacea, nanotechnology is theoretically one of the most versatile innovations ever conceived. But it can’t really be that effective, can it? According to Future Impact of Nanotechnology on Medicine and Dentistry  published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “Within 10–20 years it should become possible to construct machines on the micrometer scale made up of parts on the nanometer scale.” With the continuing advancements in this field, it is conceivable that the landscape of medicine will change entirely.

Currently we are able only to scratch the surface of what is possible with further research and innovation. Nanomedicine (the use of nanoparticles and nanomachines for medicinal purpose) has focused on the use of “carefully structured nanoparticles such as dendrimers, carbon fullerenes (buckyballs), and nanoshells to target specific tissues and organs”. These have been used in specialized antiviral, antitumor, and anticancer treatments. We are already seeing how this could replace current medicinal practices in the future.

With this in mind, the authors outline the versatility of future nanotechnological devices. According to their predictions, there could be an entire nanodevice network acting independently within a patient. From nanomachines designed to perform specific tasks and patrol the body, to nanogenerators which convert the body’s mechanical energy into electricity and nanocomputers which guide and control the network.

Hence, a doctor would not only be able to monitor their patient constantly, but also prevent complications without going under the knife.

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Building the Life-Science Factory of the Future, Today

Register for the Webinar and Request the eBook

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.

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