The Digital Robot Pharma Fab

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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In this one-day workshop, the world of robots, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and overall digitalization will be presented. Drawing references from other industries, the potential for pharma applications will be demonstrated while introducing and transparently assessing risks and advantages. This includes a regulatory viewpoint.

The attendees shall receive insights into

  • To what extent are these technologies feasible today and ready to be used?
  • What is possible today with respect to pharma applications?
  • Where are the limitations, if any, and what are they?
  • What shall be considered when starting a project today?
  • The workshop includes lectures as well as hands-on training by mock ups and live activities presented in the exhibition hall.

This workshop serves as an initial introduction and includes some hands-on learning opportunities while focusing on personal exchange amongst all attendees and speakers. As this world continues to move and change fast, the aim is to provide this workshop repeatedly in an effort to present novel developments and solutions on an ongoing basis with future PDA conferences.

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GovernmentMember Only


Health AuthorityMember Only


Early Career ProfessionalMember Only


StudentMember Only


AcademicMember Only




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WAYS TO REGISTER: 1. Online Registration   2. [email protected]

PDA MEMBERS: Please remember to log in before registering If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization, please contact [email protected] before registering.

If you need to apply for a visa to enter the event country, PDA Europe must be informed of this fact at least 4 weeks before the start of the event.

Day 1

Monday, 24 June 2019

Welcome & Introduction
Falk Klar, PDA Europe
Martin Dueblin, Workshop Leader, One One Eleven


The entire operations of a typical pharma fab will be grouped into the respective business areas: External logistics, warehouse, internal logistics, dispensing, compounding, filling, sterilizing, inspection, labelling, labs, infrastructure, QA, QC, FM, management, etc. The needs will be summarized and the potentials for implementing new technologies addressed.

Robot World

Ueli Schlaepfer, Helbling Technik

  • What do we have to understand about robots?
  • What capabilities do robots have today?
  • What are the next generations of robots?
  • How to get to a robust and reliable robot system?

11:15 – 11:45
Coffee Break & Exhibition

Eric Gastel, Interlog Management

  • How does a traditional logistics organization operate today?
  • What alternatives are available already?
  • What might logistics look like in the near future?
  • In what way may a transition happen?

Robots in Pharma Production
Martin Dueblin, One One Eleven

  • What are possible applications?
  • Where are robots already in use?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Do we just talk robot or is there more potential in using them?

13:15 – 14:15
Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

There will be machinery and mock-ups presented in the exhibition area for gaining hands-on experience.


Transitioning from today's business into other industries, does this mean, there will be robots in every possible position? What are the alternatives? There is a development ongoing which will lead to a completely different future and new reality.
Starting with the first business idea, executing a project, bringing it into operation, running the manufacturing, it will affect and influence all internal operations, across the whole life cycle. What are the advantages of these developments?
What dimensions do we have to consider and what new business models are possible?

14:15 Future Manufacturing
Robert Roennback, Ferring

  • Is it only continuous manufacturing?
  • Is it only continuous manufacturing?
  • What does this mean to the Pharma business?
  • What might be the consequences at the longer end?

15:00 – 15:45
Coffee Break & Interactive Hands-On Exhibition Continuation from Lunch Break

Lab Automation
Oskari Vinko, UniteLabs

  • Is automation only possible for manufacturing?
  • What solutions are available today?
  • What does the market consider and what developments have been started?
  • What might a lab look like in future?


Pharma Business Transition
Valerio di Giovanni, Altran

  • In what way do robots, AI and full digitalization influence the business?
  • How do we have to prepare ourselves for the upcoming steps?
  • Are we ready to do so?
  • How might a typical pharma fab be organized and what does this mean to the pharma business?

Summary & Conclusion of Workshop

Martin Dueblin, Workshop Leader, One One Eleven

Possibility for Additional Exchange

Please feel free and use the opportunity to gain further hands- on experience with the installations in the exhibition area.

PLEASE READ  PDA is not affiliated or contracted with any outside hotel contracting company. If someone other than PDA or the PDA chosen hotel contacts you suggesting that they represent any PDA event, they do not. It is PDA's recommendation that you book your hotel directly through the official PDA chosen hotel that is listed on our web site.

Hotel Website

The iconic hotel, steeped in history and refinement, sits in the luxurious residential area of Amsterdam, a 10-minute walk from attractions like Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark. The elegant rooms - such as the famous John & Yoko Suite - provide the comfort you seek alongside amenities like the equipped Health Club. Explore fine Italian cuisine at Roberto’s or creative cocktails and a spacious garden terrace at Half Moon Lounge.

Hosting up to 700 guests in our 21 meeting areas, only 20 minutes from Schiphol and close to RAI Convention Center & World Trade Center, the hotel offers a private entrance, on-site parking and a marina backdrop.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 18th April 2019.
Book Your Room for the PDA Group Rate

Single Room € 256 per night*
Double Room € 277 per night*

*Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits
  • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
  • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)
  • VAT, excluding 6% city tax
How to Get Here
By Air Nearest Airport: Schiphol - AMS
Airport Phone:
+31 20 794 0800
By Car 5 km, 20 min by car.

Take the A4 onto the A10 and exit at Amstelveen/S108. Turn right at traffic lights onto Amstelveenseweg. Turn right onto Stadionweg. Follow the Hilton signs onto Olympiaweg. Turn right onto Apollolaan. Turn left at 3rd traffic light.

The Hilton Amsterdam is at Apollolaan 138, Amsterdam, 1077 BG, Netherlands.