Lonza’s ESTM MODA system lets Nephron Pharmaceuticals switch in nine months from paper to an EBR

As said by Geoffrey Swafford, Senior Product Strategist, Lonza:

The inherent inefficiencies of paper-based workflows are increasingly being overcome by pharmaceutical companies using electronic batch record solutions. Nephron was one of the companies looking for a cost-effective, scalable framework and an experienced partner to execute a solution to a highly ambitious timeframe. Lonza worked with Nephron to develop and deploy the MODA-ESTM system simultaneously within only nine months and the productivity benefit made it possible for the manufacturing activities of Nephron to be significantly increased.

Bryan Beck, VP Information Technology, Nephron Pharmaceuticals, says that the recording of a large quantity of batch and performance information on paper has become a major obstacle to their rapid reactions and expansion of production operations to market shortages. However, the majority of EBR solutions on the market, especially in terms of costs, flexibility and reconfigurability, did not meet their requirements. They wanted to be able to change the workflows of EBR to accommodate their evolving production processes without ever having to start from scratch or re-engage suppliers and needed it quickly. They were able to do this with the help of Lonza and the MODA-ESTM System.

The transition from paper-based records to a batch electronic record has immediate benefits, reducing human mistakes, increasing efficiency and speeding up goods to the marketplace. Such advantages are important to pharmaceutical manufacturers who wish to expand their production to meet global demand for pharmaceuticals. Due to their prohibitive costs and the great difficulty of the implementation process, many of these ideas were previously out of control.

The MODA-ESTM Platform was specifically developed by Lonza to deliver a scalable and cost-effective EBR solution which will allow a broader share of the pharmaceutical industry access to paperless services. The platform combines automated data collection and preventing errors with a modular design that is highly configurable and user-friendly. This means that scaling to a paperless workflow is quick while allowing users to change their quality control information processes.

Also, the workflow-based data entry into the MODATM platform can be used for the cleaning of forms and the collection of QC information and can be easily integrated into other GMP-friendly digital and analytical frameworks so that users can efficiently transfer data through their efficient and quality control infrastructure.