Automation excellence contributes to ISPE ‘Facility of the Future’ FOYA Award win at Sanofi
Posted on April 20, 2020 by Helena Graham
Sanofi, a global healthcare leader focused on Consumer Healthcare, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Vaccines and Rare Diseases, have won the 2020 FOYA Category for Facility of the Future at their new Digitally Enabled Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing Facility in Frammington, USA.
Zenith Technologies, A Cognizant Company has been recognized in the award summary for their contribution as a key automation and control supplier of the project.
Automation systems replace manual operations in biopharmaceutical production and plays a central role in manufacturing coordination and documentation. By automating processes customers witness unparalleled benefits, helping Life Sciences processes run more efficiently, with better control and increased quality.
Sanofi turned to Zenith to provide the automation and control solutions at its new state-of-the-art biomanufacturing facility. The objective was to enable Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing using both upstream and downstream disposable technology, as well as disposable technology for buffer and media preparation and distribution at their facility.
This facility integrated cutting edge Life Sciences 4.0 solutions and Lean Manufacturing principles combined with state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. The project included fully integrate process control, data collection and analytics. As a result, Sanofi have achieved higher capacity with a smaller footprint than traditionally achievable as well as reducing the time it takes to get the product from lab to the manufacturing plant.
The facility was recently recognized with the 2020 FOYA Category Winner for Facility of the Future award by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
Zenith has been successfully delivering automation management and process integration support to many such customers and this project highlights. We are proud to be the automation solutions provider of choice for new facilities globally.
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