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Emerging Technologies in the Pharma and Life Sciences Industry — Mixed Reality
Emerging technologies are quickly playing a greater role in how the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Industry collects, stores and interprets its data. Mixed Reality platforms are becoming more widespread in the application of displaying and
interrogating this data. This paper summarises the trials of an initiative supported by KENX USA, TU Dublin and BioPharmaChem Ireland (BPCI). One technology platform, in this case the Microsoft HoloLens 2, was trialled in 3 areas of interest for the industry; namely Remote Equipment Qualifications, Remote Audits & Inspections and Remote Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT).
Donnacha J. Nagle is a pharmaceutical industry professional based in Ireland and is a recent graduate from the masters degree programme, MSc. in Pharmaceutical Validation Technology, at the Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). Donnacha is an experienced Validation Engineer with over eleven years of experience in all areas of validation including; Process/Product Validation, Equipment/Automation Qualification, Facilities Qualification, Computer System Validation, Test Method Validation, and Cleaning Validation. Through strategic thinking, he has success in steering and managing complex validation projects within the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Donnacha has ambitions to become an industry leader within the pharmaceutical industry and is the current Chair of the BPCI Validation group, Ireland. Donnacha is also a recent winner of the 2018 Thesis award presented by KENX at their C&Q and Data Integrity conference, in Dublin, Ireland.
Donnacha is also a published author with IVT/JVT, USA
Michael S. Egan
Lead Validation Engineer I, Alkermes Pharma Ireland
Michael Egan is a Lead Validation Engineer based in Ireland and is currently undertaking the master’s degree programme, MEngSc/PG Dip in Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering at University College Cork.
Michael has over eighteen years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His knowledge extends to all areas of equipment/systems operation and validation including; Equipment & System Qualification, Facility & Utility Qualification, CSV and Process/Cleaning Validation. He has success in the delivery of complex systems and processes through scientific and risk-based methods and approaches and has ambitions to become an industry leader as a technical SME/Design/Principal Engineer.
Michael graduated with distinction from the master’s degree programme, MSc. in Pharmaceutical Validation Technology from Dublin Institute of Technology, for which he also won the GetReSkilled Award for “Best overall dissertation performance 2015-16”. Michael also holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from Institute of Technology Tallaght.