Körber to share digital transformation insights at ISPE Pharma 4.0 Barcelona

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November 30th 2023

Karlsruhe, Germany – Integrated life sciences solutions provider Körber will once again be a high-profile presence as a sponsor, exhibitor and scientific contributor at this year’s ISPE Pharma 4.0 and Annex 1 conference in Barcelona, presenting its latest automation tools and digital transformation strategies.

Körber will contribute to the technical agenda, with presentations on Digital Transformation and the Digital Twins concept.

ISPE expertise

On Day One of the conference (11 Dec, 1215-1235 hrs), Executive Industry Advisor & Senior Strategic Account Manager Software at Körber Business Area Pharma, Christian Wölbeling, will deliver a keynote address on ‘The Digital Transformation Journey: Lessons Learned from the Pharma 4.0 Baseline Guide’ that will show how the ISPE Pharma 4.0 Special Interest Group, formed in 2017, has evolved into today’s ISPE “Pharma 4.0” Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP has created a holistic Baseline Guide repository of expertise.

He is a senior member of the ISPE community as Founder & Chairman of the CoP “Pharma 4.0”, Co-Chair of the GAMP MES Special Interest Group and Member at large of the ISPE European Steering Committee.

Christian Wölbeling noted: “The ISPE Pharma 4.0 CoP Baseline Guide encompasses topics ranging from strategies how to convince management to start the digital transformation to exploring the technological enablers up to use cases showing the benefits and challenges encountered during implementation.”

Digital twins

Later on Day One (11 Dec, 1630-1700 hrs) Head of CMC Innovation Consulting for PAS-X Savvy at Körber Business Area Pharma, Dr. Thomas Zahel, will explain the concept of ‘Application, Validation and Verification of End-to-End Process Digital Twins’, that draws on his expertise in bioprocess engineering and applied statistics for process development and validation, developing new statistical methods and turning them into intuitive data science tools for consulting projects and Körber’s PAS-X Savvy software.

Dr. Thomas Zahel explained: “In my presentation I will show how end-to-end process models can firstly correctly account for sources of variability in uncertainty quantification and secondly, overcome the necessity to define acceptance limits for intermediate process steps.”

Holistic solutions for your manufacturing

Körber will be at the conference with a stand at Booth 31 at Barcelona’s Intercontinental Hotel that will showcase its range of holistic solutions, including machinery, software, and consulting, that form an entire Körber Ecosystem to support clients as they tackle their Pharma 4.0 digital transformation journeys. The stand will particularly highlight the world’s leading PAS-X MES Manufacturing Execution System for pharma, biotech, and cell & gene, as well as the data analytics platform PAS-X Savvy. Both offerings will be live demonstrated in Barcelona.

Körber’s stand team of Pharma 4.0 experts will provide insights into its pharma consulting services that include assessment of digital maturity levels as well as creation of individual digital strategies in which digital transformation goes hand in hand with improvement of the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Knowledge exchange

The stand team also includes Stefan Münch, Körber Pharma Consulting Vice President for Validation & Qualification, whose background in IT, automation and robotics and more than 20 years of experience in global suppliers for the Life Sciences industry has made him a leading in-house expert on all aspects of validation and qualification. He trains FDA inspectors and is a member of the ISPE and the GAMP D-A-CH steering committee.

Stefan Münch commented: “As a technology leader Körber aspires to be involved in the knowledge exchange and networking experience of the ISPE Pharma 4.0 conference to stay at the forefront of innovation and industry developments. Given that Pharma 4.0 drives the work of Körber Pharma, our experts are eager to engage with other global industry leaders and share our profound expertise involving our solutions and services such as PAS-X MES and PAS-X Savvy as well as our innovative consulting services that take production to the next level.”

“We aim to show that our consulting services also extend well beyond validation services to cover strategic and organizational aspects of our clients’ areas of business,” he added.

About Körber

We are Körber – an international technology group with more than 12,000 employees at over 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape the technological change. In the Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, and Technologies, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. We act fast to customer needs, we execute ideas seamlessly, and with our innovations we create added value for our customers. In doing so, we are increasingly building on ecosystems that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Körber AG is the holding company of the Körber Group.

About Körber’s Business Area Pharma

At Business Area Pharma, we deliver the difference along the entire pharmaceutical value chain by offering a unique portfolio of integrated solutions. Based on in-depth experience spanning consulting, inspection, transport systems, packaging machines and materials, track and trace and software, we understand the challenges in pharmaceutical processes and regulation that our customers face day to day, from the beginning to the end of their production. For them, we deliver the difference to unlock the potential of global pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing.

To ensure customers remain competitive, Körber’s industry-leading experts connect them to the future by consulting on innovations like digital maturity, augmented reality solutions, small batches and targeted treatment.

Learn more at www.koerber-pharma.com

About ISPE Pharma 4.0 & Annex 1 2023

ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is one of the world’s largest not-for-profit associations, committed to the advancement of the efficiency of its members through exchange of ideas and practical experience. Founded in 1980, the Society now numbers more than 20,000 members in 90 countries.

The 2023 ISPE Pharma 4.0™ and Annex 1 Conference is a two-day event opening December 11 at the InterContinental Hotel, Barcelona, and also hosted online as a virtual event. The conference brings together leading pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers, technology providers, academic scientists, and international regulators to network, share insights and provide an outlook on the evolving landscape and future of Pharma 4.0™ supported Aseptic Manufacturing. For 2023, conference tracks will include Pharma 4.0™ Integration, Annex 1 Implementation, Automation of cutting-edge processes like ATMPs and gene therapy, and Rapid Monitoring and Testing to enhance quality control and streamline supply chains.

The event is organized by ISPE with further information at: https://ispe.org/conferences/2023-pharma-40-annex-1-conference


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Körber to share digital transformation insights at ISPE Pharma 4.0 Barcelona

Christian Wölbeling, Executive Industry Advisor & Senior Strategic Account Manager Software, Körber Business Area Pharma.

Körber to share digital transformation insights at ISPE Pharma 4.0 Barcelona

Dr. Thomas Zahel, Head of CMC Innovation Consulting Software, Körber Business Area Pharma.

Körber to share digital transformation insights at ISPE Pharma 4.0 Barcelona

Stefan Münch, Vice President for Validation & Qualification Consulting, Körber Business Area Pharma.