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Virtual design of smart mini factories for pharmaceuticals

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Coordinator Lunds universitet - Institutione för Kemiteknik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 100 000
Project duration April 2017 - December 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

Demonstration has shown that industrial digitization enables advanced process development and production on a small scale in environments where access to production skills and capabilities is limited. The pilot has shown that smart process development and autonomous production of biological drugs can be effective. In this continuation project, the pilot´s digital environment further developed using virtual design and verification methods to minimize errors and deviations in automated configuration.

Expected results and effects

A number of methods have been developed to support a user to implement a mini factory design that is likely to do right-first-time. These methods can be grouped into two main modules. Structural Analysis Module, which utilizes system structure information in terms of configuration and control system logic. Simulation module, which also includes mathematical model for system devices and connections and provides information about system dynamic properties. These new methods have tested for industrial applications.

Planned approach and implementation

This continuation project has taken advantage of the pilot developed in previous projects and the well-functioning cooperation between the project partners. The needs analysis on which this project is based was made prior to the project, which means that the project has focused a lot on the implementation of method development, ie dominated by software development. During development, ideas have been presented and discussed with the partners.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2017-01626

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