An effective quality management system is a must for biopharmaceutical firms looking to protect their data assets against hackers according to a leading cybersecurity expert.
Increasingly biopharmaceutical manufacturing relies on data.
Ensuring optimal conditions are maintained in bioreactors or that chromatography systems are functioning properly depends on monitoring systems that feed information back to control systems.
Likewise, data is key to how biopharmaceutical products are tracked through packaging and distribution systems to ensure they get to the correct hospital, pharmacy or – in the case of personalized medicine – patient.
But while these systems may make manufacturing more efficient and improve product quality, they are also a potential vulnerability.