Aspen Technology: Could AI Bring Drugs to Market Quicker?

Aspen Technology reveals that 50% of European and US pharmaceuticals manufacturers believe AI will help bring new drugs to market quicker 

Commissioned by Aspen Technology, the global leader in asset optimisation software surveyed 300 pharmaceutical industry decision makers in the UK, US, Germany, France, Spain, and Sweden. 

“Our research shows pharma companies need to act now to tackle their data challenges and implement AI,” said David Leitham, Senior Vice President and General Manager Pharma, AspenTech. 

“Advances in AI will relieve the growing pressures on them, built on the ability to break down the barriers between systems and types of data within production processes and supply chains. Organisations must reimagine their digital culture and think more holistically about what data will add across all aspects of drug manufacture.”

Key Findings From the Survey

  • 50% of European and US pharmaceutical manufacturing companies believe AI will help bring new drugs to market, rapidly and securely
  • 96% face challenges when using leading-edge technology to gain value from their data
  • 49% of executives surveyed stated that their company has no overarching strategy for AI 
  • 31% lack consistent data structures to make implementation easier, or have high levels of unstructured data
  • 43% believe that if companies fail to learn lessons from AI and ML adoption from other sectors, will be in severe financial trouble in two years 
  • 30% of executives report their companies struggle with data that is held in separate, siloed systems
  • 28% suffer from a lack of digital skills or a risk-averse culture that doesn’t foster innovation (even the more advanced, data-driven companies have a problem with risk-averse culture (43%)

“There is no shortage of smarter, better ways for pharma companies to use technology. Best of all, these solutions are available now, they are being adopted, and they are helping companies get ahead,” added Leitham.

Who is Aspen Technology?

Founded in 1981, Aspen Technology is embedded in the world of artificial intelligence (AI) throughout industrial manufacturing. Its leading edge software helps  those in oil and gas, chemical, and engineering achieve their safety, sustainability and operational performance goals. 

“We are accelerating the digital transformation of industry by optimising assets to run safer, greener, longer and faster” - Aspen Technology.


Featured Articles

Cristina Semperboni: Women In Engineering Spotlight

We interviewed Cristina Semperboni about her career journey from graduate to Engineering Manager at manufacturer Flex

Aerospace Insight: Where does Boeing make all of its Planes

After safety concerns rise by 500%, Manufacturing Digital takes an in-depth look at Boeing’s global manufacturing facilities

Comau's Automation Solutions for Outside of Manufacturing

Comau is expanding automation solutions across the sectors, from food to pharma. Nicole Clement says the company wants to make automation more accessible

Toyota Partners with Artelys to Streamline Post-Production

Procurement & Supply Chain

Voltpost: Overcoming Manufacturing Challenges & EV Charging


How Intelligent Automation is Reshaping Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing