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Baxter uses AVEVA software to double production at nutrient manufacturing plant

The process of feeding someone intravenously involves a number of components and decisions. Patients and their families faced with these monumental decisions must rely on the expertise of medical professionals and the products they choose to administer these treatments.

As a global diversified healthcare company, Baxter S.A. applies a unique combination of medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology expertise to develop products that improve patient care around the world. Baxter's facility in Lessines, Belgium, is responsible for Single and Multiple Compartment Manufacturing. Storage bags to administer nutrients to patients. intravenously.

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To streamline its operations, manage operating costs, and comply with the Food and Drug Administration's 21 CFR Part 11 compliance standards, Baxter needed to review its manufacturing facility processes to incorporate automation methods. on a new production line.

To achieve this goal, Baxter selected AVEVA solutions to manage its new production line. Baxter selected AVEVA Batch Management for batch execution and genealogy reporting, AVEVA InTouch HMI for process visualization; and AVEVA System Platform to provide a single, scalable platform for all SCADA, supervisory HMI and MES applications.


Goals

  • Increasing production capacity while significantly reducing manufacturing throughput time.
  • Incorporating automation in a new production line to comply with U.S. FDA regulations.


Challenges

  • Keeping automation system compatible with existing architecture and systems
  • Centralizing production management to include reporting, analysis and traceability
  • Ensuring performance monitoring complies with US and European standards


Solutions

  • AVEVA™ InTouch HMI
  • AVEVA™ System Platform
  • AVEVA™ Batch Management
  • AVEVA™ Historian


Results

  • Doubled productivity at the manufacturing facility
  • Manufacturing processes are fully traceable and comply with FDA and European regulations
  • New generic objects library simplifies batch management



"The BiiON and Baxter teams selected AVEVA System Platform because of its advanced capabilities for SCADA applications and its scalability features that ensure compatibility with the existing  nfrastructure and future system upgrades."

Serge Bassem CEO, BiiON





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