Thermo Fisher Scientific Helps Janssen-Cilag Connect Laboratories in Brazil
News Jun 14, 2010
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced that Global Pharmaceutical Supply Group (GPSG Brazil), a unit of Janssen-Cilag, which is a pharmaceutical division of Johnson and Johnson, has implemented an integrated informatics solution consisting of a laboratory information management system (LIMS) and a chromatography data system (CDS).
The company will use the system to enhance the quality control in its Sao Jose dos Campos pharmaceutical production facility in Sao Paulo Brazil.
Janssen-Cilag selected the Thermo Scientific CONNECTS solution, consisting of LIMS and CDS, to integrate its many instruments and laboratories. GPSG Brazil now uses the informatics solution in its five laboratories (Incoming; Microbiology; Chemical Lab; Analytical Development and Research & Development), and the solution has been integrated with SAP R3, GPSG’s enterprise resource planning system and the enterprise documentation system.
Every month, GPSG Brazil’s manufacturing plant in Sao Jose dos Campos, processes more than 10,000 analyzes to ensure the quality of nearly 2000 samples of raw materials, packaging materials, semi-finished and finished products, in addition to water and stability testing. The site is fully equipped with an incoming laboratory plus microbiological, chemical, analytical development and research and development laboratories.
Given the high sample throughput and the high degree of reliability that is required of a pharmaceutical company, proven systems and equipment are vital to ensure maximum productivity and retain a competitive advantage. GPSG Brazil selected Thermo Scientific LIMS to deploy in its laboratories to ensure integration with the corporate enterprise resource planning package SAP R/3.
For GPSG Brazil, the incorporation of product quality information from the laboratory within ERP systems was a clear priority. Between the production plant and the laboratory that analyzes data from production, there is a need for regular exchange of information about quality and analysis values.
In order to leverage the full benefits of modern ERP solutions, GPSG Brazil needed a solution to interface the LIMS with SAP so that the LIMS feeds data into the ERP. By interfacing the LIMS with its ERP, GPSG Brazil can expedite the data flow between the lab and the manufacturing functions, streamline data handling and integrate data collection and reports.
This integration of a Thermo Scientific LIMS solution with various laboratory instruments, as well as quality management and enterprise systems, is a vivid example of Thermo Scientific CONNECTS in action.
Thermo Scientific CONNECTS bridges the gaps between laboratory generated data and the enterprise level information that is required for mission critical management decisions by providing both the integration of instruments and systems and interoperability necessary to transform data into relevant business drivers for companies across the broadest spectrum of industries.
Thermo Scientific CONNECTS is a set of offerings that leverage the company’s breadth of LIMS and CDS capabilities, as well as expertise in enterprise systems integration to help streamline and improve the transfer of knowledge between laboratory-generated data and enterprise-level information systems.
CONNECTS assists organizations in integrating application-specific workflows, thereby transforming laboratory data into relevant business information and maximizing a company’s enterprise system investments to better support critical management decisions in today’s resource-constrained environment.