Genentech/Roche is a global biopharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets drugs to address significant unmet medical needs. The South San Francisco campus, which is the US headquarters for Roche, is a complex, large 60+ building site housing Research and Development, Process Development, Manufacturing and Administrative functions. At the South San Francisco campus, the Genentech Facilities Data Technologies (FDT) need to address issues of aging facilities, better alarm management, site-wide energy management and other sustainability initiatives. Genentech leveraged their PI System real-time infrastructure using a centralized data approach resulting in continuity across multiple field assets used to collect and report data. Centralizing this data via the PI System offers a consistent and easy-to-use interface that the Energy and Sustainability teams utilize to make informed decisions to improve the campus' energy efficiency resulting in lower operational costs. Additionally, the PI System provides the essential backbone for real-time alarms, improving safety, reliability and legitimacy.
Paul Van Buskirk
Paul Van Buskirk is a Senior Manager of Facilities Data Technologies Team located at the Genentech South San Francisco campus. He has over 16 years of demonstrated success in regulated biochemical/pharmaceutical-manufacturing operations with specific focus on Building Automation, Information Technology and Control systems. Van Buskirk is responsible for over 6 million square feet of campus. He leads a team consisting of 38 members, supporting over $25 million dollars in Automation assets.
Oliver Yu is the owner of Zymergi, a biotech consultancy, and creator of the ZOOMS search engine. He has 16-years of experience in PI System use, administration and system integration. Yu has been running Zymergi since 2007 as a purveyor of software, support and consulting for biologics manufacturing and holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.