SOURCE: Conformia

August 06, 2008 07:00 ET

Conformia Leverages Service Oriented Architecture to Maximize Pharmaceutical Product/Process Lifecycle Management Efficiency

White Paper Discusses How the Conformia PPLM Platform Enables Organizations to Link Data via Services Across Business Units and Disparate Systems

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - August 6, 2008) - Conformia, the market leader for product/process lifecycle management (PPLM) solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, today announced its software solutions manage data electronically and enable application integration through a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based platform. Intended to provide best-of-breed technology and software to capture and exchange information and orchestrate global development, engineering and production processes, the Conformia PPLM family of solutions makes exponential improvements in quality and process possible. The SOA aspects of the PPLM solutions are discussed in a new white paper, titled "Conformia PPLM Platform: Leveraging SOA to Maximize PLM Efficiency."

Process manufacturers, particularly those in regulated industries such as biotech, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, face significant challenges in managing the vast amounts of data in product development. "How much time can a company waste when developing a new drug?" indicates a major challenge which the white paper addresses. In the white paper example, up to 40 percent of top scientists and developers were spending time on non-productive work, including recreating experiments and recipes instead of testing small changes. Key scientists were also located around the globe, yet part of development teams who were relying on three ring binders and data stored on desktops to access information required for their daily activities.

"Point tools do not provide a scalable integrated environment and actually cost the organization more to maintain over the long run," said Anjali Kataria, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Conformia. "An SOA-based platform provides necessary infrastructure for global teams to communicate data which may reside in different locations or come from different sources and do so more effectively and at a lower cost to the organization over time."

"The Conformia PPLM solution is able to meet the needs of scientists spanning drug discovery to commercial launch via Web services in a much better way compared to companies trying to control and organize information with old technology and architectures. Our architecture offers maximum flexibility while still bearing the benefits of a commercial off-the-shelf application using a variety of industry standards like J2EE, ISA-95, ISA-88 and others, making the Conformia family of PPLM products modern, scaleable and effective for large global integrated data environments," said Vinay Ambekar, Vice President of Engineering for Conformia.

"The next 10 years in pharmaceutical and biotech development will see a shift from point applications to comprehensive integrated information environments," commented Kataria. "Conformia's PPLM solution is positioned to take companies successfully down this journey, and the SOA architecture is a major set of vertebrae that will provide organizations of the future both structure and flexibility."

The white paper will be available on the Conformia Web site at www.conformia.com.

About Conformia

Conformia Software provides product/process lifecycle management (PPLM) software solutions to pharmaceutical and biotech industries enabling design, development and transfer. These solutions enable companies in highly regulated industries to save significant time and money through major improvements in product/process development operations. Specifically, Conformia can help companies improve product development cycle times (speed), reduce risks and decrease costs. The Conformia PPLM family of solutions provides the first comprehensive repository for product/process development. The platform provides the necessary services and integration framework to create an integrated data environment supporting productivity and knowledge management to companies who aspire to implement the Quality by Design paradigm across development and manufacturing. For more information, visit www.conformia.com.

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