Help cut the cost of construction and commissioning activities for pharmaceutical facilities
Intergraph, a provider of engineering software, has introduced SmartPlant for Life Sciences, a system intended to help cut the cost of construction and qualification/commissioning activities for new pharmaceutical production facilities and reconfigurations, and to reduce maintenance and validation activities.
According to the company, SmartPlant for Life Sciences creates and manages the engineering design basis throughout the life cycle of a plant to provide an accurate, single source of data from which to operate and maintain a facility in a compliant, qualified state.
The software is tailored to the specialized needs of pharmaceutical and biosciences owners that addresses the exacting challenges this industry faces, such as time-to-market, patent windows, stringent FDA regulations and facility audits, said Intergraph.
SmartPlant for Life Sciences reportedly automates the production of the 3,000+ possible commissioning and qualification test protocols and manages their execution through completion, including resolution of deviations. Qualification protocols are generated and may be taken offline for execution in the field (for example on ruggedized tablet PCs or laptops), and uploaded back into the system where the work process continues. The product comes with customizable workflows which support handover, qualification, and change activities.
SmartPlant for Life Sciences is a standards-based information management system, based on ISO15926, which manages the plant technical design and licensing basis, qualification state, and associated information, through commissioning, over the course of a plant’s life and through decommissioning, added Intergraph.