4 Key Benefits Digital Twins has to Offer the Pharma Industry

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4 Key Benefits Digital Twins has to Offer the Pharma Industry

By Pharma Tech Outlook | Thursday, October 01, 2020

Digital twin technology is emerging as a big trend in the pharma industry. In what way is this technology benefitting pharmaceutical companies?

FREMONT, CA: In this current digitalized world, while pharmaceutical companies are facing challenges like sterner regulations, rising costs, and decreasing profit margins, new technologies AI and digital twins have become a crucial strategy shield their businesses for future. The ML’s next evolution, digital twins, fuse advanced data analytics and equipment stimulation with detailed system models that combine historical data with real-time data in order to predict the process’s future.

Digital twins offer an ample of benefits in biopharma process development and pharma manufacturing. From the initial phase of development through the full-scale process of manufacturing, digital twins offer massive potential for error reduction, cost savings, and process control. The following are some of the areas where digital twins are of great help.

1. Supporting more sustainable development

Digital twins empower pharmaceutical companies to have access to more specific data and compelling analytics. This helps them in controlling their overall drug manufacturing process in a better way. The outcome turns out to be less wastage of time, resources, and materials.

2. Enabling quicker development and testing of candidates

Digital twins help in predicting the outcome of processes, which leads to a decreased number of physical, real-world tests or process completions that are required for discovering and validating new drug candidates. The innovation also empowers process engineers to visualize the operation, perfect the batch design, simulate and optimize the parameters, and make assisted decisions.

3. Decreased development costs

Digital twins, from vaccine development to bioprocess monitoring, equip companies with the ability to stimulate a process variation and comprehend the resulting effects, without performing even a single run at scale. A digital twin possesses the capability to explore the early design space, advise further experimental designs, and then provide training on the latest data as it goes along. This helps in the growth of the system’s knowledge and the speed at which new ideas are generated, explored, and ready for production exponentially.

4. Enabling more impactful process control

Digital twins build production processes’ real-time stimulations that empower prior intervention to correct the deviations before they impact the results of batches or affect the downstream processing. Prior deduction and even forecasting of processes going astray are the significant benefits provided by digital twins as well as the core principals of real-time process control.

The bottom line

Digital twins, from the design phase to distribution, empower the pharma industry to have a strong digital footprint of their items throughout the development cycle.

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