Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural

Manufacturing 4.0

Re-Imagining the Future of Manufacturing

August 15-16, 2018

You have no doubt heard about artificial intelligence, big data, 3D printing, machine learning, and a host of other catchphrases which sound like they came out of a sci-fi movie, but the reality may be closer than you think. From automotive to F&B to component manufacturing, these industries are leading the manufacturing revolution. Biomanufacturing, though not in the forefront of this revolution, is moving toward this revolution slowly but surely.

Some of the new technologies that have shown up or are being explored in biomanufacturing include big data and analytics, which helps empower process control, analytics and real-time release; autonomous robots such as sensors and in-line monitoring, which help facilitate continuous processing; simulation tools, which leverage data for process modeling, etc.

CHI’s Inaugural Manufacturing 4.0 invites speakers to share their vision of these technologies which promise to transform biomanufacturing, illustrate examples where they are applying the technologies in their manufacturing process, and discuss plans and strategies to take advantage of these new opportunities.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data and Advanced Analytics  
    • PAT Tools for in-line, on-line and at-line monitoring and control
    • Knowledge management of product and process history from development to manufacturing to commercialization
    • Use of big data analytics for process modeling and predictive analytics
    • Integrated process modeling – establishing CQAs across the process from up to downstream
    • Analyzing the gathered data sets for data quality and consistency
    • Implementing the models in a real-time context and experimental designs
  • Automation and Robotics 
    • Intelligent sensors and valves (comprising robotics, pneumatics, electronics and software) for process control and real-time monitoring
    • Sensors and analytics enabling real-time release
  • Augmented Reality  
    • Use of AR glasses for inventory location
    • AR in clean rooms to minimize human interface and reduce contamination
  • Smart Facilities and Advanced Process Technologies 
    • On-demand manufacturing for smaller lot, personalized medicine
    • Flexible, Multi-Product Facilities
    • Single-Use Technologies
    • Integrated Continuous Processing
  • 3D Printing for Biologics Development and Production 
    • How best to assess the critical parameters affecting the printability of various materials
    • How to assess the performance of 3D printed drug and biologics products
    • Regulatory challenges involved in controlling the quality of a 3D printed drug, e.g., 3D printers, printing materials and intermediate products and processes

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.

The deadline for priority consideration is February 9, 2018.

All proposals are subject to review by session chairmen and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per CHI policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

For more details on the conference, please contact:

Mimi Langley

Senior Conference Director

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: 781-972-5439


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K

Sherry Johnson

Senior Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: 781-972-1359


Companies L-Z

Carolyn Benton

Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: 781-972-5412