In 2020, the industry with arguably the most attention on it has been the Life Sciences industry. With the global pandemic at hand, the role of technology and the need for efficient processes for managing supply chains, manufacturing of medical device equipment and enabling innovation has become paramount.
LiveWorx 2020 featured a Life Sciences track with presentations focused on everything from remote condition monitoring to using augmented reality to help children with autism to addressing extreme supply chain disruption as a result of Covid-19. Below are links to the video recordings and presentations for some of the top viewed sessions to-date from the Life Sciences educational track. Click here to access the full LiveWorx '20 Content Archive, featuring over 120 sessions in 15 different tracks and specialized content areas.
How Zimmer Biomet Leverages Digital Transformation to Streamline The Regulatory Process
Linda Heth, Associate Director, IT , Zimmer Biomet and Sajesh Murali, Senior Manager, Kalypso
For medical device manufacturers, ever-changing global regulations like EU MDR are big drivers to supercharge digital strategies with harmonized data across PLM, quality, and regulatory information management (RIM) systems. Learn how Zimmer Biomet manages critical data from these systems using ThingWorx to provide role-based apps that leverage the right data for the right people at the right time. The system includes an aggregated workflow, enhanced visibility, improved collaboration, decision-making support, and audit tracking. Users and stakeholders can track and view all recertification information like status, regulatory data, and supply chain information. The integration with PLM means all product information comes from a single source of truth. With data in PLM and RIM as a foundation, and ThingWorx as the centralized point of reference, Zimmer Biomet can meet regulatory requirements and make critical product decisions with confidence.
Building the Smart, Connected Lab
Rene Zoelfl, Business Development Director Life Sciences, PTC
Scientific, medical and research laboratories are characterized by complex, multi-step processes where precision measurement is essential and data is recorded at every stage-gate. Learn about a proof of concept of a smart, connected lab designed to improve lab efficiency and equipment utilization. You'll hear how the presenter approached the proof of concept, and strategies used to connect various laboratory devices. They'll also showcase strategies for transforming this data into information and insight and explore lessons learned from the project.
Using Augmented Reality to Help Children with Autism
Don Busiek, SVP, Strategic Alliances, PTC | Howard Shane, Doctor, Children's Hospital | Christina Yu, Speech Language Pathologist, Boston Children's Hospital
The rates of autism have increased dramatically in the last several decades. Augmented reality has the potential to be a breakthrough technology for children with autism. Learn why PTC has partnered with Boston Children's hospital and how hospitals can use multi-sensory augmented reality experiences to help children with autism.
Digital Twin at Fresenius Medical Care: Changing the Way of Product Development
Michael Bitzer, Director Engineering Business Excellence, Fresenius Medical Care | Larry Dube, Vice President PLM Strategy, Fresenius Medical Care | Jeffrey Norton, Director - Enterprise Systems – PLM Digital Integration, Global Manufacturing, Quality & Supply Chain, Fresenius Medical Care
Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) is operating in the area of life science. This industry is highly regulated. In order to ensure high quality and regulatory compliance, product and process innovations typically can be seen more as evolutions than revolutions. At the same time, the industry is facing new competitors addressing the market. Moreover, new technologies are available which also increases the pressure on the industry to keep pace with innovations. One focus area to enable this innovation pace is the Engineering department. For this, FMC is constantly evolving the business capabilities toward Digital Engineering. A strategic building-block on this journey is the Digital Twin. The right set of Product and Process Data is required as the foundation of a Digital Twin. In addition, new technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality make the Digital Twin become "alive." Watch this session recording to learn about the actual achievements and challenges along this journey.
How bioMérieux IoT Solution is Helping Their Customers During the COVID-19 Crisis
Patrick Lethenet, VP, System Development & IT Solutions – R&D, bioMérieuxe
For over 55 years, bioMérieux has been a global leader in the development and production of in vitro diagnostic solutions (systems, reagents, software, and services) for private and hospital laboratories, mainly for the diagnosis of infectious diseases and for industrial microbiology requirements in food, pharma, and cosmetic production. Their € 2.7 billion in sales comes from over 160 countries and is supported by 12,000 employees and 18 production and R&D sites. bioMérieux's strategy to combat COVID-19 illustrates its commitment to serve public health. The company has received Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of its BIOFIRE® COVID-19 test for use in CLIA moderate and high complexity clinical laboratories. bioMérieux expects to have maximum production capability within a few weeks to address the needs of the thousands of labs and healthcare professionals using one of the nearly 11000 BIOFIRE® systems worldwide.
These are just a handful of the sessions from the Life Sciences Track, be sure to check out the Archive to see them all.