EBR for biomanufacturing

Our manufacturing expert, Christian Fortunel, has been featured in Outsourced Pharma discussing the new focus on electronic batch records (EBR) in the biomanufacturing sector. LZ Lifescience has been working with North Carolina State University’s Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) to implement EBR technology in the cGMP facility at the center.

Fortunel explains that many companies have started to implement manufacturing execution system (MES) technology, with research suggesting that all of the top 30 pharmaceutical companies have some level of EBR deployment and many more are moving in that direction. Maintaining records in this way has a number of benefits.

Biomanufacturing has historically been slower to implement electronic systems such as these for a number of reasons, including perceived risks concerning data sharing. However, the sector is starting to catch up and realise the benefits. According to Fortunel, MES technology shows a return on investment after a year or so, with continual cost reductions and productivity improvements coming in many forms.

Read the full article to learn more about how EBR’s are changing biomanufacturing for the better.