2016 Winner Profile


Project Description:
With a need to optimize and control the complicated biological processes of growing cells, Biogen implemented the Advanced Process Control (APC). This process combines science, process development and data analytics to deliver what were previously unattainable yields and quality control over the biological product in real-time, and at full manufacturing scale. As a result, Biogen was able to eliminate their traditional quality control testing process, with a time and labor savings of over $500,000 per year. By implementing APC Biogen has also been able to increase the cell yield by over 250 percent by implementing the new process in only a single Biogen facility.
Business Functions:
Engineering, Manufacturing
Business Goal:
Strategic Impact
Matt Griffiths, CIO
Cambridge, Mass.
Healthcare (e.g. Medical Services, Pharmaceutical, Biotech)
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