Gartner Research

AspenWorld 2000: AspenTech in Life Sciences?

Published: 11 February 2000

ID: G00190712

Analyst(s): Roddy Martin

Summary

The 150 Life Sciences industry participants at AspenWorld 2000, although less than 10% of total attendance, represented most of the leading Pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world, including Eli Lilly, Genentech, Merck & Co., and Pfizer. AspenWorld 2000 conducted life sciences presentations on modeling, simulation, batch management, and supply chain management. The applications use Aspen Technology products such as AspenPlus, InfoPlus, DMCPlus, BatchPlus, and MIMI for local optimization. Missing was any discussion of MES applications. Hydrocarbon and chemical processing operations may have little need for MES, but pharmaceutical manufacturing is built around an MES application to manage cGMP and ensure regulatory compliance. Honeywell, an AspenTech competitor, understands the difference, illustrated by its recent acquisition of POMS.

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