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ATS Global|10 September 2021

Solution for Formulated Product Development

ATS Global is a leading integrator of Siemens Opcenter RD&L, the formula and recipe management solution that allows you to reuse approved materials and ingredients when designing new formulations.

ATS Global is a leading integrator of Siemens Opcenter RD&L, the formula and recipe management solution that allows you to reuse approved materials and ingredients when designing new formulations.

Opcenter RD&L contains three main components:

  • Opcenter Specification
  • Opcenter Formulation
  • Opcenter Laboratory

Specification Management

With Siemens Opcenter Specification packaging materials, raw materials and ingredients can be simulated and managed.

This multi-site and multi-language environment supplies operational systems such as laboratory information management systems (LIMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MES with data such as quality norms and methods, product characteristics, recipes, nutritional values and statements, production methods and the like.

It also takes account of all product specifications such as regulatory, legal, environmental, logistical, nutritional, quality, suppliers, bill of materials and process specifications.

The flexible and configurable search capabilities drive efficiency by drastically reducing the effort required to look up specification details.

Label creation is simplified through country-based rules for label declarations and it automatically calculates rules, nutriscore and allergens.

Supplier collaboration is improved through a portal that allows you to work closer with customers and assure in time updates on product specifications.

Formula Development

Siemens Opcenter Formulation offers the possibility to reuse approved ingredients and materials when designing a new formulation and to digitally simulate formula performance before real life trials are launched.

The ability to re-calculate in real-time, after changes to materials and quantities, ensures high quality and saves time. When the formulation is finally validated it can be immediately converted to the specifications and a bill of materials.

Laboratory Information Management (LIMS) Solutions

The centralized Siemens Opcenter Laboratory manages quality data and workflow in laboratories, optimizing data collection, reporting and analysis. It also supports development processes in R&D labs and routine tests in Quality Control labs in Pilot Production.

  • During formulization and the release of batches in the pharmaceutical environment LIMS solutions are critical. ATS has direct experience of implementing and optimizing LIMS solutions factoring in not just the technology challenge, but also managing the impact to people, processes, and structures.
  • Solutions supported include: SIMATIC IT Unilab (Siemens), SAP based and bespoke solutions.

Compliance, process optimisation, increased profit, supply chain improvements, and alignment to corporate standards are driving investment of Information Technology (IT) in the pharmaceutical industry.
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