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2021 PDA Robotics and Automation Conference

Challenges and Opportunities of Robotics and Automation – A Paradigm Shift within the Pharma Industry?

Apr 20 - Apr 21, 2021
Central Europe Standard Time | Online
  • Virtual
  • Conference
  • Online
  • Europe
Program Highlights

The inaugural conference will run under the theme Challenges and Opportunities of Robotics and Automation – A Paradigm Shift within the Pharma Industry?

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Overview

 Dear Colleagues, 

On behalf of the Scientific Program Planning Committee and PDA Europe, we are proud to present the inaugural PDA Robotics and Automation Conference to take place as a virtual event on 20-21 April 2021

What a difference a year makes. While concepts of robots and automation might have been considered nice to have when we talked about them at the PDA EU Annual Meeting in Amsterdam in 2019, the global pandemic has accelerated the importance of speed while maintaining our standards of safety. We will cover a wide range of topics ranging from artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, data analytics, cloud solutions and blockchain technology to automated solutions in pharma testing and manufacturing. 

We all know the stats. Robots and automation are expected to be faster and to reduce human errors by incredible factors. These technologies cover for the worker shortages that some areas experience and they can do tasks in dangerous settings. The question we usually get, though, is whether these technologies are truly safe, robust and beneficial for the patients. It’s necessary to understand that the heart and soul of automation and robot orchestration lies in multiple elements like artificial intelligence built out from human feedback and a careful initial set up, connectivity, cloud and sensorics. These technologies are not set up in a vacuum and they continue to get reviewed and refined by humans. We are not replacing human knowledge but rather augmenting our capacity to create and innovate to bring our ideas to reality in a way that is safer and faster than ever before.

Regulatory bodies are ready for these technologies, too. What that means for us is that we must measure, record, trace, and analyze everything so that we are continuously improving the quality, efficiency, and safety of our drugs. Here again, smart systems can help us manage the variability and complexity of this new reality. 

We are very much looking forward to hearing from each of you about the ideas you have for the opportunities in this space, the technical solutions you have discovered, and the challenges you would like to overpass. There can no longer be doubt that digitization and automation and the discussions we have here will help catapult our Life Science organizations into this brave new world.

We look forward to you joining us in the virtual realm!

Sincerely,
The Chairs

Toni Manzano, PhD, Aizon
Martin Düblin, One One Eleven 

 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMM PLANNING COMMITTEE:

Toni Manzano, Aizon, Chair
Martin Düblin, One One Eleven, Chair
Dieter Bachmann, J&J
Christine Eckardt, PM Group
Joshua Hays, Merck KGaA
Markus Rothen, Consultant
Glenn Wright, PDA
Falk Klar, PDA Europe
Teresa Schubach, Manager Programs & Events, PDA Europe

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021

    Module I: Welcome & How AI, Deep Learning and Automation can Improve the Pharma Industry
    12:00-13:45 CEST

    Welcome & Introductions Falk Klar, PDA Europe
    Welcome from the Chairs Toni Manzano, Aizon
    Martin Dueblin,
    One One Eleven

    Live Session Introduction:
    How Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Automation can Improve the Pharma Industry

    Moderator:
    Martin Dueblin,
    One One Eleven

    CPV of the Future: Automating a Biotech Process using AI Toni Manzano,
    Aizon
    The Pitfalls and Learnings from Implementing Robotic Process Automation Bots (RPA) – Case Study of the Review of RPA Borke Van Belle and Seamus Daly,
    J&J
    Automation Solutions to Visualize, Evolve, and Adapt Your Production to Demand Tiffany Barnes,
    Honeywell Process Solutions
    Deep Learning for Inline Quality Control and Condition Based Maintenance Philipp Schmid,
    CSEM

    Live Q & A, Discussion


    Break and Virtual Exhibition

    13:45-15:30 CEST

    Module II: Quality and Compliance
    15:00-16:15 CEST

    Live Session Introduction:
    Quality and Compliance

    Moderator:
    Dieter Bachmann,
    J&J

    Robotics and Automation Ensuring Quality & Compliance Kenny Ward, Ward Automation
    GMP Compliance when Working with Robotics in Aseptic Processing Richard Denk,
    SKAN
    Bianca Bohrer,
    PharmBioTec
    Digital Compliance: How to Demonstrate Digital Compliance in Automation & Robotics within Life Sciences Mag Corduff,
    Odyssey VC

    Live Q & A, Discussion

     

    Break and Virtual Exhibition
    16:15-16:45 CEST

    Module III: Optimizing Facility Design with Automation and Digital Solutions
    16:45-18:30 CEST

    Live Session Introduction: 
    Optimizing Facility Design with Automation and Digital Solutions

    Moderator:
    Christine Eckardt,
    PM Group

    An Engineering Digital Twin to Accelerate Time to Production Ueli Schlaepfer,
    Helbling Technik
    Cleanroom Computerized System Automation Evolution Aram Montazami,
    Novatek International
    A New Industry Standard for Robotic Fill & Finish Klaus Ullherr,
    Syntegon Technology
    Ute Schleyer,
    Vetter
    Use of Robotics in Flexible Format Aseptic Filling Keith Dodson,
    AST

    Live Q & A, Discussion

     

    Virtual Networking Lounges
    18:30-19:30 CEST

    Meet Your Peers in the Networking Lounges and Engage in Live Discussion Opportunities with our Poster Presenters

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021

    Module IV: Interactive Experience: Working Groups on Automation of Environmental Monitoring & Improving Maintenance
    10:00-12:00 CEST

    Interactive Experience: Working Groups on Automation of Environmental Monitoring & Improving Maintenance

    Moderator:
    Joshua Hays,
    Merck KGaA

    An Introduction to the Interactive Group Work  

    Introductory Talk for Working Group 1: Project Marvin: an Academic and Industrial Collaboration

    Sean Coombs,
    PM Group
    Introductory Talk for Working Group 2: How to Optimize Maintenance – a New Strategic Approach Josef Burgmaier,
    J&J
    Group 1
    Automation of Environmental Monitoring
    Group 2
    Improving Maintenance through Innovation

    Summary of Working Groups by the Moderators

     

    Break and Virtual Exhibition
    13:30-14:30 CEST

    Module V: Automation in Cell and Tissue Engineering & Final Panel Discussion
    14:30-16:15 CEST

    Live Session Introduction:
    Automation in Cell and Tissue Engineering

    Moderator:
    Toni Manzano,
    Aizon

    Multi-Organ-Chip Automation and Analysis Ann-Kristin Muhsmann, Technical University Berlin
    Automating Complex Cell and Tissue Engineering Processes in Closed Systems Vincent Revol,
    CSEM

    Live Q & A, Discussion

    Live Final Panel Discussion

    Conference Summary by the Chairs

    Toni Manzano, Aizon
    Martin Dueblin, One One Eleven

    Thank you, Chair Awards, Outlook and Farewell

    Falk Klar, PDA Europe

Highlighted Speakers

Martin Dueblin
Martin Dueblin
One One Eleven
Toni Manzano
Toni Manzano
Aizon

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