Agilent Announces Thought Leader Award to Professor Christoph Herwig
TU Wien researcher recognized for his influential work in the digitalization of bioprocesses
Prof. Herwig’s work focuses on developing end-to-end scientific workflows in bioprocess technology. His interdisciplinary approach aims to generate a holistic process control strategy, including LC/MS process analytical technology (PAT) solutions to determine critical quality attributes (CQAs) directly and in real time. His group also concentrates on establishing "digital twins" – data-rich virtual copies of physical processes – which, together with continuous PAT measurements, will enable real-time state estimation and auto-feedback control of the bioprocess.
Bioprocess digital twins are an exciting new technology that changes how researchers do bioprocess development, process validation, and cGMP operations. Digital twins organize bioprocess development, can suggest experimental designs, and manage new knowledge, which dramatically cuts process development costs and accelerate commercialization by combining previous platform knowledge to predict future process results. Smart, automated bioprocessing including digital twins is becoming an important topic within the fast-growing biopharmaceutical industry.
“I feel very honored to receive this prestigious award, and I thank Agilent for their innovative mindset of future bioprocess design! Moreover, I am certain that our collaboration in this interdisciplinary field of PAT and digital twins possesses disruptive potential to deliver high-quality, yet affordable, drugs for the world,” said
“It is a great pleasure to grant
The Agilent Thought Leader Award program promotes fundamental scientific advances by contributing financial support, products, and expertise to the research of influential thought leaders in the life sciences, diagnostics, and chemical analysis space. To learn more, visit the Agilent Thought Leader Award web site.