©DANIEL ROUSSELOT/Sanofi

Sanofi: Factory of the Future

Originally published on sanofi.com.

Sanofi’s digital manufacturing facility in Framingham, US, has received the Facility of the Year Award in the Facility of the Future category from the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, highlighting Sanofi as a game changer for the future.

The Framingham facility, which opened last October, is one of the first of its kind worldwide and puts Sanofi at the forefront of bio-manufacturing. The whole industrial process is digitalized and paperless, and is 80 times more productive than a traditional factory. It can make medicines in less time for twice the number of patients and all within a smaller environmental footprint.

“The Framingham facility is a lighthouse in Sanofi’s strategic transformation of its global manufacturing platform,” said Brendan O’Callaghan, Global Head of Biologics at Sanofi. “This facility allows us to connect great science, differentiated medicines and the best in cutting edge, digitally-enabled manufacturing technologies.”

Factory of the Future at Sanofi

Leading-edge technology

Sanofi’s $400 million (approx. €364 million) investment in Research and Development, biologics manufacturing and production improvements means all manufacturing stages are controlled through state-of-the-art analytical techniques that forecast and avoid variations to improve performance and ensure quality. Plant operators are supported by digital collaboration, data analytics or augmented reality solutions, helping them to make real-time decisions and adjustments, while simulations provide the level of manufacturing modularity and flexibility required to support personalized medicines.

Reducing Environmental Impact, Investing in the Future

Framingham’s smaller footprint significantly reduces the impact on the environment and the new technology results in less CO2 emissions. 

Environmental Footprint at Framingham Factory

Environmental footprint at Framingham 2

Latest News

International African American Museum Receives New Markets Tax Credits from TD Community Development Corporation

Originally published on newscenter.td.com. TD’s investment will help the non-profit create 186 new jobs, exhibit space TD Community Development Corporation (TDCDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TD Bank, N.A., announced today its allocation of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, to assist…

TIAA Survey Reveals Saving for Retirement is the No. 1 Contributor to Feeling Financially Resilient for Working Individuals, but 60% of People are Falling Behind Goals

Originally published on TIAA.com. The global COVID-19 pandemic not only presents a tremendous threat to people’s health and lives, but is also challenging the financial security of families across the nation. According to new research released today by TIAA, a leading financial services provider, nearly 60 percent of adults say…

Thousands of Vets Missing Out on Key Benefits; Sesame Street Tackles Racism; and More

Thousands of veterans with “less-than-honorable” discharges missing out on government benefits; facing unnecessary challenges in employment. Being dishonorably discharged from the military can wreak havoc on a veteran’s career. Whether it was the result of alcohol or drug abuse, insubordination, fighting or being LGBTQ+ or disabled (areas that were not…

Comcast Offers Thousands of Grants, Equipment, Marketing and Tech Resources to Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID

Originally published on Comcast.com Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today launched Comcast RISE, an initiative created to help strengthen and empower small businesses hard hit by COVID-19. The Comcast RISE program will help thousands of small businesses over the next three years. The multi-faceted program offers grants, marketing and technology upgrades,…

Cigna

Keith Barnes Named Market President for Cigna’s Commercial Business in North Texas and Oklahoma

Originally published on Cigna.com Cigna (NYSE:CI) has named Keith Barnes as market president for its commercial health care and related benefits plans in North Texas and Oklahoma. In this role, his responsibilities include driving market growth by creating customer value and ensuring that the local market strategy, product and network offerings meet evolving customer and…

Southern Company Signs the Hispanic Promise

Earlier this month, Southern Company signed the Hispanic Promise, an initiative of the We Are All Human Foundation. The Promise is the first-of-its-kind national pledge to hire, promote, retain and celebrate Hispanics in the workplace. Launched at the World Economic Forum in 2019, the Hispanic Promise is a non-legally binding sign…