Life Sciences Forum

Maintain quality and compliance while reducing risk to your production, brand and IP

Join us at Automation Fair 2019 for the Life Sciences Forum

Hear real-world examples of how other leading life science professionals have increased their productivity and improved efficiencies in their operation.

Thursday, November 21: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Life Sciences Forum Overview


Facility of the Future: Transforming Manufacturing in Life Sciences

How are you coping with increasing the demands of personalized medicine, the drive for operational efficiency, and risk and regulatory pressures? Are you taking advantage of technology to build the Facility of the Future?

Connected, flexible operations can increase efficiencies, support smaller batches and get your products to market faster. At the Life Science Forum, hear how best-in-class companies are tackling these challenges with single use equipment, mobility, advanced analytics, and smart connected assets.


The Life Sciences Forum will feature the following presentations from experts at these leading companies.

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Turning a Promise into Reality:

The Future of the Tissue Engineering Industry

Thomas Bollenbach Ph.D., ARMI

The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) is working to transform the way disease, trauma and congenital defects are treated by making large-scale manufacturing of engineered tissues a reality. In this session, we’ll talk about developing enabling technologies that will bring scale, consistency and lower cost to the fabrication process for manufacturing human tissue.

Delivering Analytics for the Digital Plant of the Future

Best Practices

Wilfred Mascarenhas, Data & Analytics, Advisor - Manufacturing Quality Information and Digital Solutions, Eli Lilly

Matthew Laing, Automation Engineer Manager, Eli Lilly

To realize the promise of Industry 4.0, companies must have a comprehensive data information and analytics strategy. Join us as we discuss in detail the journey towards realizing the digital plant of the future. Learn where this initiative should start, how to establish the right technology strategy, and why implementing a people strategy will lead to success. We will discuss real world results and gains, as well as explore the potential future for process insights and improvements.

Pharma 4.0 Building Software for People

Chris Binion, Director of Augmented Execution Systems, Patheon (by Thermo Fisher Scientific)

At Patheon, part of ThermoFisher Scientific, digitization is changing the way we produce products and serve our customers. In this session, we will discuss how we are developing tools to make it easy for employees to be successful using mixed reality and electronic batch guides to enhance an operator’s ability to successfully execute complex processes with reduced error and waste.

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Automation Fair 2019 offers over 20 interactive hands-on labs and more than 90 technical sessions in addition to the Forums.

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