PI Integration and a Modern Clinical Trial Solution
Food & Beverage and Life Sciences
Due to the pandemic, Lilly changed its approach to traditional clinical trials by implementing a Mobile Research Unit (MRU) program to overcome the obstacle of patients’ pandemic mobility. MRUs were driven across the country with data from them being historized in PI. The integration of IIoT, Asset Framework templates, analysis, and alarm notifications enabled the nationwide team to proactively monitor data from the MRUs. PI Vision displays also permitted remote support and monitoring for the Indianapolis-based team. Inputs included freezer, refrigerator, and ambient temperature sensors within the MRUs. The latest generation of MRUs included discrete sensors to recognize door status and onboard alarms. PI proved to be efficient, easy-to-integrate, and scalable over an extremely short timeline.
Vikram Thakur - Eli Lilly & Co.
Kevin Baker - Eli Lilly and Company