Körber and AGU Partner to Enhance Pharma Industry Digital Transformation

Körber and AGU have announced entering into a partnership to further enhance the digital transformation of laboratory workflows and MES in the pharmaceutical industry.

Körber, a global leader in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and integrated solutions, has welcomed AGU Planungsgesellschaft für Automatisierungs-, Gebäude- und Umwelttechnik mbH (AGU), a leading provider of middleware integrating a broad range of devices in laboratories, to its Körber Ecosystem Partner program as a “PAS-X MSI Plug & Produce” partner.

AGU has received the “Ready” level partner certificate for their data integration solution “Sm@rtLine Data Cockpit” (SDC) which is used by the 25 biggest pharmaceutical companies worldwide to standardize operations and measurements in validated and non-validated environments. Utilising robust drivers, their software extracts data ranging from simple instruments such as pH meters to more complicated instruments such as cell counters and metabolite analyzers, delivering time and cost savings to customers.

Körber’s Werum PAS-X MES Suite controls, monitors, and documents manufacturing processes digitally and in real-time

The Werum PAS-X MES Suite from Körber controls, monitors, and documents manufacturing processes digitally and in real-time. With just a few mouse clicks, customers can seamlessly integrate Körber’s best-of-breed ecosystem solutions with PAS-X MSI Plug & Produce. This no-code integration uses standardized message-based communication between MES and shop floor equipment as for instance outlined in the ISPE Plug & Produce Working Group’s Concept Paper.

SDC from AGU has specialised in the integration of laboratory equipment with PAS-X MES, enabling the complete digitalization of laboratory workflows down to individual devices. By integrating PAS-X MES and SDC through PAS-X MSI Plug & Produce, pharmaceutical companies can now fully automate the transfer of production data to laboratory analysis and analytical data back to MES through standardised interfaces in real-time.

Lars Hornung, Sr. Principal Alliance & Technology Partners Software, Körber Business Area Pharma said:

“AGU’s expertise and capabilities in integrating laboratory equipment with enterprise systems such as PAS-X MES are an essential part of enabling our customers to continue on their journey of digital transformation. We are pleased to welcome AGU to our Körber Ecosystem Partner Program”. The partnership between Körber and AGU provides customers with a seamless software solution that meets GMP requirements, significantly reduces lab and operator workload, eliminates errors, and ensures data integrity.

Klaus Bruch, CTO and Co-Founder, of AGU commented:

“Over the last 14 years, we have developed SDC into a widely adopted solution that allows plug-and-play connectivity of standalone devices. With PAS-X MES from Körber, we can help customers to improve their workflow by using the fully automated way of transferring data. The certified interface between SDC and PAS-X MES guarantees sustainable connectivity of the two systems and mature communication with a high degree of technical maturity.” 

About AGU

AGU was founded in 1992 and is based in Leverkusen (Germany). AGU’s software solutions are marketed worldwide, and the developed products are exclusively “Made in Germany”. Today, AGU employs more than 90 people in the areas of industrial IT and process automation. Both areas especially complement each other which led to the development of SDC the Sm@rtLine Data Cockpit®️, which is used today by the 25 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

For more information please visit: www.agu.de/de/SDC

About Körber

Körber is an international technology group with about 12,000 employees, more than 100 global locations and a common goal: turning entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shaping technological change. In the Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Technologies, Körber provides products, solutions and services that inspire.

At the Körber Business Area Pharma division, the team is making a difference along the pharma value chain with its unique portfolio of integrated solutions. With its software solutions, the company helps drug manufacturers to digitize their pharmaceutical, biotech and cell & gene plants. The Werum PAS-X MES Suite is recognized as the world’s leading Manufacturing Execution System for pharma, biotech and cell & gene. By accelerating product commercialisation with data analytics and AI solutions, the Werum PAS-X Intelligence Suite uncovers untapped business value.

For more information, please visit: www.koerber-pharma.com

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