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Recent Industrial Roadmaps to Enable Smart Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals



Sheng Lin-Gibson, Vijay Srinivasan


Biopharmaceutical manufacturing is an evolving industry with great potential to improve public health, but laden with technical and operational challenges. It has many features that are similar to other smart manufacturing industries, but it also has some unique features that are specific to the biological domain in which it operates. Both types of features have been carefully explored in recent industrial roadmaps to guide the research, development, and manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals. This paper describes these roadmaps to identify emerging opportunities and future directions in this knowledge-intensive manufacturing industry. It also serves as a 'call for action' for collaboration among key stakeholders, including the robotics and automation community.
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering


Antibody, automation, biologic, biopharmaceutical, bispecific, cell, gene, manufacturing, protein, roadmap, robotics, therapy, vaccine


Lin-Gibson, S. and Srinivasan, V. (2021), Recent Industrial Roadmaps to Enable Smart Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created January 29, 2021, Updated December 10, 2022