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Werum IT Solutions bags Frost & Sullivan Global Technology Leadership Award

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Award recognises Werum’s advanced PAS-X manufacturing execution system for improving manufacturing processes throughout pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries

Werum IT Solutions received the Frost & Sullivan Global Technology Leadership Award for Industrial Automation Solutions in Pharma and Biotech at the recently held PAS-X User Group Meeting, which took place in Morristown, NJ. As the most functional, comprehensive manufacturing execution system (MES) on the market, Werum’s PAS-X MES solution enhances the operational efficiency of pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers’ businesses, increases their productivity, and aids in regulatory compliance.

The award recognises the sizable research and development spends dedicated to innovation, their crucial importance to the industry, and the resulting positive impact on brand perception.

“With its flagship product PAS-X, Werum IT Solutions is the world’s leading supplier of MES and manufacturing IT solutions dedicated to the pharma and biopharma industries,” says Tonya M Fowler, Director of Americas, Europe, and Africa, Best Practices, Frost & Sullivan. “The company also supports enterprise manufacturing intelligence, an advanced integration of the automation layer, and superior interfacing technologies, in line with the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0 trends.”

The annual gatherings in Europe and the US bring together a global network of pharma and biopharma professionals to exchange ideas for best practices and discuss emerging industry trends and challenges. Owing to these proactive measures, the majority of the world’s top 30 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies – as well as many regional and mid-sized manufacturers – use the PAS-X MES software.

“For its continuous investment and focus on leveraging technology to drive customer value and business impact, we are pleased to present Werum IT Solutions with the 2017 Global Technology Leadership Award for Industrial Automation Solutions in Pharma and Biotech,” Fowler said.

Rüdiger Schlierenkämper, CEO, Werum IT Solutions GmbH said, “Earning the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award is a tremendous achievement for which we thank our customers. We will continue to pave the way to the future of pharma manufacturing while addressing the challenges of our customers and actively developing new solutions under the Industrial Internet of Things and Pharma 4.0 concepts.”

Werum’s MES solution comprises the PAS-X software, pre-configured content, and a full set of services. Through standardised interfaces, the software integrates all related IT and production systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), laboratory information management system (LIMS), and distributed control system (DCS). This integration allows the company to offer seamless information exchange, data integrity, and higher performance.

Among other challenges, the growing demand to replicate manufacturing plants and facilities and the need to minimise costs associated with production downtime have led pharma and biotech manufacturers to seek cost-effective, off-the-shelf MES solutions to navigate complex environments and increase overall manufacturing efficiency, productivity, and visibility. Werum’s PAS-X MES solution meets these challenges, and also addresses requirements for cloud-based initiatives, industrial mobility, and Big Data analytics.

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