Automation software supplier, COPA-DATA is hosting a new webinar for the pharmaceutical sector. The Data Integrity webinar, held on March 18, at 09:30am (GMT), will help users understand the maintenance and assurance of data accuracy across digital systems that store, process and retrieve data. Giuseppe Menin, Industry Manager of COPA-DATA, will host the event. Registration is free, but spaces are limited. To secure your position, register on the COPA-DATA website.

Data integrity is imperative for the pharmaceutical sector, with organisations collecting and analysing data throughout their production processes. For pharmaceutical manufacturers to make informed decisions and remain compliant with regulations, this data must be complete, accurate and protected from alteration.

COPA-DATA’s webinar explains why digital data systems, and platforms like COPA-DATA’s zenon, are essential for companies transitioning to a digitally connected plant, while optimising and securing data capture.

The Data Integrity webinar will be hosted by COPA-DATA’s Pharmaceutical Industry Managers Giuseppe Menin and Bernhard Korten.

Menin has worked in a variety of roles in electrical engineering, PLC and CNC system programming and software development for several decades. During this time, he has gained insight into the unique nuances of the pharmaceutical industry, from machine manufacturers, specialised OEMs and manufacturers of medical products.

This has resulted in Menin becoming a valued member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and the ISPE Pharma 4.0 – Plug & Produce Working Group. The group is currently working to design new architectures for pharmaceutical manufacturing and steer the pharmaceutical sector towards more flexible, interoperable and sustainable production.

Korten, on the other hand, specialises in data integrity and boasts over a decade’s worth of experience working across several roles at COPA-DATA, including Pharmaceutical International Sales Manager where he gained global insights into requirements and regulations. Korten will perform a live technical demonstration of a modern Aseptic Filler SCADA project during the webinar as a show of how data integrity can be achieved at a machine level.

Data integrity requirements explained

The webinar introduces attendees to data integrity requirements for the pharmaceutical industry, offering guidance on how companies can achieve data integrity from isolated machines level to a fully connected plant.

The webinar also provides industry-specific solutions to businesses, with an overview and a practical demonstration of COPA-DATA’s zenon platform for pharmaceutical features. Here, Menin explains how zenon’s Automation Integration Layer (AIL) can connect legacy manufacturing equipment to IT infrastructure, while complying with data integrity regulations — before closing off the webinar with a Q&A session.

“The webinar is another example of COPA-DATA taking learning online,” explained Menin. “Moving these events to an online platform allows us to share our Data Integrity knowledge globally — no matter where our users are in the world.

“Data must be accurate regardless of the sector, but it’s even more important for pharma companies. That’s why, at COPA-DATA, we have designed our industrial automation software platform, zenon, to address pharmaceutical data integrity challenges so data can be stored safely, while improving production efficiency.”

Ready to join the free Data Integrity webinar? Visit the COPA-DATA website to register your attendance for the event on March 18, 9:30 (GMT).

COPA-DATA is the manufacturer of the zenon® software platform, used in the manufacturing and energy industries for the automated control, monitoring, and optimization of machines, equipment, and power supplies. Founded by Thomas Punzenberger in 1987 and headquartered in Salzburg, Austria, the independent, family-owned company employs approximately 270 workers around the globe. The distribution of software on an international scale is made possible through the company’s eleven subsidiaries and numerous distributors. In addition, more than 240 certified partner companies ensure efficient software implementation for end users in the food & beverage, energy & infrastructure, automotive, and pharmaceutical industries. In 2018, COPA-DATA generated turnover of EUR 44 million.

About zenon
zenon is a software platform from COPA-DATA for manufacturing and the energy industry. Machines and equipment are controlled, monitored and optimized. zenon’s particular strength is open and reliable communication in heterogeneous production facilities. Open interfaces and over 300 native drivers and communication protocols support the horizontal and vertical integration. This allows for continuous implementation of the Industrial IoT and the Smart Factory. Projects with zenon are highly scalable.
zenon is ergonomic, both for the engineer and for the end user. The engineering environment is flexible and can be used for a wide range of applications. The principle of “setting parameters instead of programming” helps engineers to configure projects quickly and without errors. Complex functions for comprehensive projects are supplied out-of-the-box to create intuitive and robust applications. Users can thereby contribute to increased flexibility and efficiency with zenon.