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Overcome drug shortages with early identification of yield-impacting issues

Make sure patients get the drugs they need

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) production faces many challenges, among them significant variability that impacts yield. Often, the root causes of low yield are not only unexpected, but unknown. To identify potential yield problems before they impacted performance, one manufacturer implemented an analytics system and a digital transformation of their plant using a SmartFactory Rx® solution.

The company worked closely with the SmartFactory Rx team to identify root causes of manufacturing process issues. The solution provided the transparency technicians needed to make quick, high-quality decisions in near-time and the team helped develop best practice instructions that could be shared at different sites across the enterprise.

More information about how this pharmaceutical manufacturer achieved a 25% improvement in manufacturing and millions of dollars of savings by implementing SmartFactory Rx solutions, read our article, “How a laser focus on yield improved one company’s API manufacturing.”


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SmartFactory Rx Team
The SmartFactory Rx Team develops integrated automation solutions for process manufacturing to harness the power of data, reduce development time and improve productivity to optimize high value manufacturing. It increases throughput, decreases risk, and accelerates time to market for new products. For more details, connect with us on LinkedIn.