Lonza upgrades software at New Hampshire plant with Emerson

Lonza, a global biopharmaceutical manufacturer with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, is installing manufacturing operations management software from Emerson Process Management to enhance plant operations at its large-scale cell culture facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Lonza, a global biopharmaceutical manufacturer with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, is installing manufacturing operations management software from Emerson Process Management to enhance plant operations at its large-scale cell culture facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

US-based Emerson will integrate its new Syncade Smart Operations Management Suite to the existing PlantWeb digital architecture to increase the efficiency of Lonza's biopharmaceutical manufacturing and quality assurance functions.

Syncade Suite will provide process material tracking, equipment use status management, electronic manufacturing procedure execution, electronic batch record management and quality assurance review by exception. It will also enable plant floor integration with ERP.

Lonza undertakes highly specialised development and manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries based on more than 25 years of experience in mammalian cell culture and proprietary technology for large-scale manufacture of innovative biopharmaceutical products.

Emerson was chosen as the supplier after previous success at Lonza's facility in Visp, Switzerland, as well as for its efforts to develop a detailed understanding of the Portsmouth site requirements for electronic batch records.

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