PDA Letter Article

The QC Lab of the Future

by Tim Amudala, Biogen, Lotte Rosendal, Biogen, Rick Mineo, Encova Consulting, Sachin Patel, Biogen, Christy Mounts, Biogen, and Lou Killian, Kneat Software

How Biogen optimized the Laboratory Asset Management Process

As more companies seek to modernize operations, it goes without saying that they are taking another look at existing practices. In 2015, Biogen’s QC leadership developed a “Lab of the Future” vision for its laboratory operations with a goal to streamline and significantly automate the company’s laboratory asset lifecycle management process. The first step entailed conducting an evaluation of its laboratory equipment processes for validation, associated status tracking, inspection audit preparedness and change impact assessment management.