It is often necessary to abstract continuous and semi-continuous processes into batch components for the purposes of reporting, analytics, and materials traceability. This is particularly true now in the pharmaceutical industry with the advent of continuous and semi-continuous manufacturing. Many processes that have been manufactured using traditional batch techniques are now evolving towards continuous manufacturing in order to improve manufacturing efficiency and product uniformity. For example, there is intense research and development associated with applying continuous process technology to drug manufacturing that was previously batch oriented. The regulatory and traceability considerations are particularly critical in this area.
InfoBatch™ aggregates and contextualizes continuous manufacturing data to facilitate reporting and analysis. Residence-time distribution (RTD) models enable batch reporting and analysis techniques to be applied to continuous processes, enabling traceability from ingredients through final product.