Cleanroom Technology magazine recently published an article from DTG about the critical need to collect, document and store sound and accurate data in biopharma labs, and the importance of doing so in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in the cleanroom.
Cleanroom Technology Solving Challenges for Accurate Data in Biopharma Labs
Collecting and documenting quality data is easier said than done. When working against deadlines and trying to efficiently optimize expensive GMP suites, data collection can be a time-consuming and sometimes error-prone process.
For this reason, biopharma firms are moving away from manual data collection and paper-based production records and using Lab Information Management Systems (LIMS) for sample tracking, inventory, system configurations, test results, audit trails, quality control (QC) data, and other types of data. They’re also using Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in the suites to monitor, document and control the process of manufacturing goods from raw materials to finished products.
Automating data collection and documentation not only reduces errors and enables data integrity, it also boosts productivity so firms can get on with vital research, discovery and production. Yet, it also can contribute to motion waste across the cleanroom as staff walk across the site to enter or retrieve data from fixed workstations.
Boosting Efficiency in the Cleanroom
But there’s a new way: A leading biopharma firm found that by using mobilized workstations from DTG, they could provide employees with the systems and computing devices they need at the point of task.
In addition to mobilizing computing power via DTG PowerStations, below are other considerations for boosting efficiency in the cleanroom:
Make digital tools as easy as possible to use
Especially for staff who are scientists first, electronically capturing data can be a tough transition. So the easier it is to do, the more receptive staff will be.
Provide staff with everything they need in one place
A major way to minimize motion waste in the cleanroom is to make sure staff entering data has everything they need at their disposal, such as PCs and scanners for executing MES or LIMs applications.
Consider the power source
When different types of electronic devices are mobilized in the cleanroom, a key concern is power. It’s important to have advanced battery power that is versatile, compatible with a variety of devices, and can withstand long shifts with 100 percent uptime.
Digitalization is becoming a key source of efficiency in the cleanroom, enabling greater time for innovation and productivity. By mobilizing digital tools for data in biopharma labs, firms can optimize their benefits at the point of task with better safety.