The evolving digital pharma landscape, known as Pharma 4.0™, is expected to accelerate innovation within the industry, creating new opportunities for the development of novel therapies. Thermo Fisher Scientific is experiencing this digital revolution first-hand within its Pharma Services business.
Thermo Fisher Pharma Services relies on Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager LIMS™ software as a foundation for its Pharma 4.0 vision. Pharma Services provides industry-leading, end-to-end capabilities to simplify the supply chain for its customers. With expertise in drug development, clinical trial logistics and commercial manufacturing, Pharma Services’ flexible business models and global network of 55+ sites support customers from development through commercial supply.
A global SampleManager LIMS deployment serves as a critical pillar of Pharma Services’ Pharma 4.0 vision and process intelligence roadmap. A single instance of SampleManager LIMS will also act as a foundational block for other growth and quality-focused strategic initiatives, such as paperless laboratory and on-demand data analytics.
Leaders from Pharma Services’ Global Quality Systems team explain how the deployment of SampleManager LIMS software supports the organization’s quality control strategy. “The implementation of SampleManager LIMS will have an immediate impact on our sites,” said Bill Weiser, Senior Director Quality Systems, Global Quality Assurance, Pharma Services. “The ability to use a modern system that will be fully validated and compliant will really accelerate our ability to meet our testing and analytical data reporting needs of our sites,” he continued.
Saly Romero-Torres, Senior Director Digital Quality Systems, Pharma Services, champions the global approach to data management. She states that the unified SampleManager LIMS solution helps the organization share best practices globally. The solution also enables informed decision-making by giving each site visibility to the bigger picture.
The SampleManager LIMS software implementation is helping Pharma Services meet today’s digital challenges with an eye toward automation, according to Tanya Tadey, Director of Laboratory Systems and Technology, Pharma Services. “I think that with the overall trend in the pharma industry towards a digital pharma 4.0 operating model, the highest performing and most successful QC labs of the future will be those with a high degree of automation and paperless digital processes.”
The Pharma Services/SampleManager LIMS collaboration is one example of how Thermo Fisher Scientific is driving the digital transformation of the pharmaceutical laboratory. With LIMS as the foundation for advanced technologies like smart/intelligent automation and advanced data analytics, Pharma 4.0 is within reach.
To hear more from Bill Weiser, Saly Romero-Torres and Tanya Tadey, check out our video on the organizational benefits of using SampleManager LIMS software at Thermo Fisher Pharma Services. You can also visit our website to learn more about SampleManager LIMS software and Thermo Fisher Pharma Services.