Beyond the Hype: Operational Simulations to Deliver NextGen Medicines

Beyond the Hype: Operational Simulations to Deliver NextGen Medicines

07/16/2020, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Stage 4, Booth 2276, Exhibit Hall
Designing new facilities for cell therapy manufacturing is a challenging task. Commercialization remains in the nascent stage, with only a few licensed commercial facilities constructed to date. Numerous uncertainties remain, from the potential demand for any given new therapy, equipment technology and equipment reliability, and learning curves for the analysts and operators, to the possible lead times for key raw materials, and many more. All these factors impact facility design, including plant footprint, equipment need, the required staff, warehousing and QC needs and the flow of people and materials. What will facilities look like in five years' time? This presentation will provide answer your questions!


  • Niranjan Kulkarni


    Director, Strategic Consulting


    Niranjan S. Kulkarni, PhD, is the director of operations improvement with CRB. He holds PhD and Master's degree in industrial and systems...

  • Peter Walters


    Process Engineer


    Peter Walters is a lead process engineer at CRB, specializing in biological process and facility design. He oversees conceptual and detailed design,...


  1. Objective 1. This presentation will provide participants with an understanding of how the exploding market is driving capacity demand. 2. Participants will gain a solid understanding of operational modeling and simulation, as well as factors to consider for an effective simulation study. 3. Participants will learn the benefits of cell therapy simulations which include equipment and operator optimization, streamlined operations, bottlenecks identified, defined manufacturing cadences, increased throughput strategies, and potential cost savings opportunities, to name a few.

Type of Session

  1. Type of Session


  1. Track
    Facility Optimization

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