May 4, 2022

Life Science Manufacturing Systems

Life Science Manufacturing Systems

Incoming! This week's episode of the Augmented Podcast (@AugmentedPod) features a conversation with futurist Trond Undheim (@trondau) and Dr. Gilad Langer, Manufacturing Practice Lead at Tulip (@tulipinterfaces). In this conversation, we talk about the evolution, the experiences, the challenges, and the future opportunities of life science manufacturing systems. This is episode 78 of Season Two and the topic is: "Life Science Manufacturing Systems."

Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. Technology is changing rapidly. What’s next in the digital factory? Who is leading the change? What are the key skills to learn and how to stay up to date on manufacturing and industry 4.0? Augmented is a podcast for industrial leaders, process engineers, and shop floor operators, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), and presented by Tulip, the frontline operations platform.

Trond's takeaway: Life sciences are challenging: the traditional paradigm of industrial techniques. Bio-manufacturing in particular poses challenges to many existing systems. As such, the industry's work with ISP's pharma 4.0 initiative is bearing fruit. However, the dialogue with regulatory authorities still seems to be one the industry is trying to educate governments on. Nevertheless, once governments get it and are willing to adapt regulations, we might see even more rapid advances given the importance and scope of the new manufacturing techniques that are opening up and await regulatory approval.

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Dr. Gilad Langer

Industry Practice Lead

Dr. Langer is an accomplished business leader with 25+ years of experience in IT, automation and engineering services delivery, technical operations, business development and sales. He has deep domain expertise in Digital Technologies and Manufacturing Business Systems (IIoT, Big Data, AI, MES, MI, PLM, QMS, DCS, & SCADA). He has an accomplished track record of Digital Transformation to drive high levels of operational performance in manufacturing industries with a specific focus in the regulated Life Sciences industries (pharma, biotech, & med device). He has also served as trusted adviser and business consultant in the areas of technology directions, industry strategy, and software implementations. His focus and passion is next generation (Pharma 4.0) digital technologies and IIoT for manufacturing.

Dr. Langer started his career in academia, researching concepts and architectures for agile manufacturing systems using emerging technologies such as multi agent systems and novel concepts that were the archetype for Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT. He takes a systematic and strategic approach that he has honed throughout his career in different roles including consulting, sales, marketing, product strategy, project management, software development and implementation, and research.