Emerging Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry Trends for 2023
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Emerging Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry Trends for 2023

Pharma Tech Outlook | Monday, November 28, 2022

Pharmaceutical manufacturing industries should identify the emerging trends for success in this changing landscape and find ways to increase operational efficiencies and agility.

FREMONT, CA:The pharmaceutical industry has entered a rapid evolution phase as the focus of treatment delivery methods transitions into medicine. Particularly, the pharmaceutical industry has observed a rapid expansion of injectable medications. Recent advancements have paved the way for a push toward more personalised medicine packaging. These new realities in production have spurred manufacturers to reevaluate their priorities in machinery for filling, packaging, labelling, and coding.

Big Data Evolves the Pharmaceutical Industry

With an increasingly global market, pharmaceutical manufacturing will adjust and conform to what is coming down the pipeline. The rapidly new and changing global markets elevate data sets in research and development. Traditional paper tracking investigations in CAPA processing will accelerate with software services in data analysis at lower costs and with better outcomes. Many pharmaceutical and global industrial respondents expect the greatest technology impact to come from big data.

AI Combined with Big Data, and Human Reasoning with Machine Functionality

Humans can reason and innovate, but machines can analyse big data without bias. Human reasoning has limitations in solving the mystery of which biochemical pathways are involved in different diagnoses and conditions. However, artificial intelligence is proven to solve such mysteries.

Pharmaceutical manufacturing is more progressive with new technologies than other pharmaceutical industry areas. Manufacturing floor downtime and product waste were reduced thanks to robotics and artificial intelligence. Single-use disposal solutions replace open-transfer manufacturing methods for safer storage and drug transport. AI can identify even the slightest change in air quality or temperature on the floor 24 hours a day and respond immediately to sterile manufacturing requirements. It is crucial to identify any potential problem before it damages a product, causing a costly shutdown, a massive product recall, or equipment replacement.

Broadening Biosimilar Markets due to Biologic Patent Expirations

Manufacturers should adapt to new markets as the pharmaceutical regulatory agencies grapple with legal safety and procedural standards for biosimilars and the public clamours for lower drug costs and more access to pharmaceuticals. They expect biosimilar drug markets to increase worldwide.

Advanced Compressed Air Technology

Reliable monitoring and quality standards have dropped off the radar in manufacturing risk management because of the uncertainty surrounding specific rules. Compressed air is free from particles, microorganisms, and other forms of water and oil, like liquids, vapours, and aerosols. Regular testing is necessary to monitor these contaminants in some areas and manufacturing processes. Some parts of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process do not require that level of air purity. Manufacturers wrestle with identifying which aspects need compressed air purification, separating the areas, and monitoring and testing the areas using compressed air.

Pharmaceutical manufacturing is experiencing a shift towards lower volumes, faster product runs, higher product mixes, and increased digitisation. The manufacturers that bloom in this ecosystem will be those that find ways to increase operational efficiencies and agility. Fortunately, there are more technologies and tools available to help manufacturers grow their bottom line and enhance patient outcomes.

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