2019 - PI World - San Francisco - Life Sciences / Specialty Chemicals
Leveraging Data Analytics to Support Merck’s Journey in Continuous Manufacturing (Merck,Seeq)
Scientists, engineers, managers and other decision makers must be able to thrive in a challenging business environment defined by process development, regulations, market shifts, and growing competition. Technology for supporting innovative product design, process operation, analytics, and robust data management has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past 10 years. In the pharmaceutical industry we can capture and analyze the data we need to develop tangible solutions and a clear direction in all the phases of product development.
Through the effective analysis enabled by utilizing Seeq with PI, we can increase our knowledge of the process and product leading to high quality and robust development and control strategies. To leverage this opportunity in continuous manufacturing, we need to adopt a data analytics solution that is broadly useful to all team members, as opposed to a collection of individual applications reserved for just a few “expert” individuals within a company.
Merck & Co., Inc.
Laura is a Senior Scientist, Engineering in the Merck Manufacturing Division, Pharmaceutical Commercialization Technology group supporting pharmaceutical process development of oral solid dosage forms from Phase IIb through regulatory filings, process performance qualification, and into commercial launch. Laura has been very involved in developing Merck’s first continuously manufactured drug product from equipment design through process development and control strategy evaluation.
Lisa and Laura met at a pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing (CM) conference where they identified an opportunity to partner and utilize PI and Seeq to analyze extensive CM datasets in support of enhanced process, product, and technology development.
Dr. Lisa Graham, is a registered professional chemical engineer (P.E.) who holds the VP of Analytics Engineering position at Seeq Corporation. With 20 years of experience across many industries, including pharmaceuticals and life sciences, and specialty chemicals, Lisa’s technical strengths include chemical engineering, product development, and process model development. She has a well-developed acumen in crafting process analytical technology and data analytics solutions to help drive innovation and growth, while reducing costs. Lisa has a strong business background established through executive level leadership positions, including COO and SVP roles at Bend Research (now Lonza), and founding Alkemy Innovation in Bend, Oregon.