Biotech

The Power of Simplified Inventory Splitting and Sub-Batching

In this four-part blog series, we’ll explore how Merit for Life Science optimizes critical business processes for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. See our other blogs on inventory management and product safety, weighing and dispensing, and controlling storage conditions.  In the world of pharmaceuticals and biotech, where every detail matters, inventory management isn't just a task—it's a critical part of the story. Precision is paramount and regulations are strict. Here, inventory splitting and sub-batching play a vital role in ensuring efficiency and compliance. By efficiently managing batches and materials through sub-batching, your organization can better ensure traceability, minimize risks associated with quality deviations, and streamline processes throughout the supply chain....

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6 ERP “Must Haves” for Tracking Chain of Custody within the Autologous CGT Industry 

In the autologous* cell and gene therapy (CGT) industry, tracking the path from patient to product is not just a regulatory requirement; it's at the heart of patient safety and product integrity. An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system plays a crucial role in this process.  *(Lonza does a nice job of explaining the difference between autologous and allogeneic cell therapies here.)   Here are six essential features an ERP system should possess to ensure a reliable chain of custody: Patient Data Management and Sample Control  Supply Chain Optimization  Storage Controls  Electronic Batch Records Real-time Tracking and Traceability   Dynamic Demand Forecasting  Patient Data Management and Sample Control  Patient sample control is the...

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Enhancing Collaboration in Regulated Industries: The Cloud Advantage

Collaboration is the cornerstone of success in today's fast-paced business world. This holds particularly true for regulated industries like medical devices and biopharma, where efficiency, compliance, and quality control are paramount. Cloud platforms, such as Microsoft Azure with Merit Life Science for Dynamics 365 have revolutionized collaboration by providing secure and compliant environments for data sharing and real-time decision-making. The ability to streamline approvals, enhance transparency, and reduce operational uncertainties not only benefits the organizations but also elevates the customer experience. Streamlined Approvals and Compliance Consider a scenario where a contract manufacturer (CDMO) needs customer approval to proceed with a critical production batch. The data...

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How Merit for Life Science Meets Weighing and Dispensing Requirements

In this four-part blog series, we’ll explore how Merit for Life Science optimizes critical business processes for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Watch for our other blogs on inventory management and product safety, inventory splitting and sub-batching, and controlling storage conditions.   Weighing and Dispensing in Life Science Manufacturing Weighing and dispensing is a critical process for pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers. These processes include removing specified amounts of bulk raw material from their source containers and dispensing specific quantities into other containers.  Pharmaceutical and biotech organizations require that strictly controlled processes be used when materials are measured out or transferred between containers, in...

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How Life Science CDMOs are Using Cloud Computing to Create Differentiation

Contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) are experiencing new entrants and capacity expansion, leading to the need to create and maintain differentiation in service offerings to stay competitive. With change comes opportunity, and the strategic implementation of digital infrastructure is crucial for staying competitive. In this blog, we'll explore four reasons why CDMOs are increasingly moving to cloud applications to run their enterprise business and the benefits of cloud applications.  Capacity Expansion Differentiation and Competition  People and Collaboration  Quality, Speed, and Confidence Capacity Expansion  Until recently, biopharma contract development and manufacturing faced a significant capacity shortage. Procuring contract development...

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Optimizing Inventory Management in Pharma and Biotech

In this four-part blog series, we’ll explore how Merit for Life Science optimizes critical business processes for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. See our other blogs on inventory splitting and sub-batching, weighing and dispensing, and controlling storage conditions (coming).   Controlling inventory management processes is important in any industry but critical for pharmaceutical and biotech organizations. Using an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform helps these organizations optimize costs, investments, and product safety.    Merit for Life Science is a cloud-first ERP system that was purpose-built for pharma, biotech, and medical device manufacturers. Built on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform, Merit for Life Science provides tools that these companies...

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