Sanofi's factory of the future named world's best overall facility by International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
- Award recognizes innovative accomplishments in facility design, construction, and operation that are setting the standard for pharmaceutical facilities of the future
- One of the first of its kind in the world, the facility is an industry game changer
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi has won the prestigious International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Overall Facility of the Year Award for its digitally-enabled continuous biomanufacturing facility located in Framingham, Mass. This marks the second major award for this facility. In April 2020, Sanofi received the ISPE award in the Factory of the Future category.
The Facility Of the Year Award program showcases accomplishments in facility design, construction, and operation. It celebrates the shared commitment and dedication of individuals working for different companies worldwide to enhance patient health and safety through innovation and advancements in pharmaceutical manufacturing technology.
The Framingham facility, which opened in October 2019, is one of the world's first digital facilities using intensified, continuous biologics production technology. The facility's advanced paperless and data-driven manufacturing technologies enables Sanofi to achieve higher levels of productivity, agility, and flexibility, reducing the time it takes for products to move from the development labs to the manufacturing plant. It recently launched its first commercially approved product in September 2020.
"Winning this award is a tremendous recognition of our ambition to make the factory of the future a reality and to become a world leader in the production of biologic products," said Philippe Luscan, Executive Vice President, Global Industrial Affairs. "What we have achieved at Sanofi Framingham paves the way for the transformation of our entire global industrial network around the world. I am very proud and grateful for the success of our teams."
About the ISPE Facility of the Year Awards Program
Established in 2004, The Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) recognize state-of-the-art projects utilizing new, innovative technologies to improve the quality of products, reduce the cost of producing high-quality medicines, and demonstrate advances in project delivery. The FOYA program provides a platform for the pharmaceutical science and manufacturing industry to showcase its accomplishments in facility design, construction, and operation, while sharing the development of new applications of technology and cutting-edge approaches. Visit ISPE.org/FOYA for more information.
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is the world's largest not-for-profit association serving its members through leading scientific, technical, and regulatory advancement across the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. The 18,500 members of ISPE are building solutions in the development and manufacture of safe, effective pharmaceutical and biologic medicines, and medical delivery devices in more than 90 countries around the world. Founded in 1980, ISPE has its worldwide headquarters and training center in North Bethesda, Maryland USA, and its operations center in Tampa, Florida USA. Visit ISPE.org for more information.
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