A successful as well as novel event was mastered by the ISPE Student Chapter Karlsruhe within the Lounges.
On the subject:
“Challenges for plants and people in the focus of Industry 4.0”.
Ms. Pia Graf (M. Sc. Chemical Engineering) and Ms. Patrizia Gartner (Board Member ISPE SC KA and M. Sc. Bioengineering) introduced the topic in relation to the red-hot field of cell and gene therapy during a panel discussion and discussed it with participants from the industry.
As guests we had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Michael Atzor (former Project Management and Engineering for Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals at Bayer) as well as Mr. Dirk Steil (Managing Director of Becker Reinraumtechnik). Challenges, goals and future potentials of cell and gene therapy as well as clean room technology were controversially explained with both experts.
The four classic goals of production in the age of Industry 4.0 were addressed:
Reduce costs, reduce time, ensure quality and enable production flexibility.
Emphasis was placed on the importance of reducing costs in order to make cell and gene therapies available to the broader community. For this purpose, an overarching cooperation of all companies is absolutely necessary. Competitive thinking must be put in the background here and the overriding purpose of serving the good of society must be focused on, according to Dr. Atzor. Technically, a superordinate network could be realized by means of a sharing data platform and cross-company concepts.