Penumbra Inc., a global leader in interventional therapies, has selected Siemens Opcenter™ Execution Medical Device and Diagnostics (formerly known as Camstar Medical Device Suite) from Siemens Digital Industries Software to support its growing business and innovation goals. The solution, which enables paperless manufacturing in an FDA-regulated environment, will be the foundation for an operational excellence platform designed to establish a more predictable manufacturing process and supply chain, while also providing the foundation for continued, rapid growth.
“When we embarked on this journey I was mainly interested in four areas; in-line data verification, elimination of paper storage, reduction of resources doing DHR review, and the ability to collect and respond to real time data. The implementation resulted in process improvements and efficiencies that were not anticipated, and the user interface has had a significant impact on quality of life for the product builders. Siemens has been an excellent partner and the system has met all my expectations in regard to ease of use and time to implement,” said Ryan Powers, VP of Operations at Penumbra. “With Siemens’ MES, we will have even better enforcement and visibility into our existing processes, which will in turn help to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and improve the reliability and quality of manufacturing.”
Like many rapidly growing companies in the medical device industry, Penumbra needed a scalable solution to replace paper DHRs, while also managing regulatory requirements. Utilizing Siemens Opcenter can help the company achieve lower costs of compliance, better control of the manufacturing process and overall efficiency gains associated with paperless manufacturing.
"We’re impressed with the modern platform and out of the box capabilities for medical devices from Siemens Opcenter that can easily be configured to mold to our manufacturing operations,” said Pankaj Tiwari, VP of Information Technology at Penumbra. “The Siemens team did a great job in guiding and helping us to best leverage system to meet our needs. I look forward to our partnership to further automate our manufacturing and quality processes.”
“Penumbra has an exceptionally fast growing, innovative product line, including recent FDA clearance for our REAL Immersive System,” said Penumbra Chairman and CEO, Adam Elsesser. “To empower our great employees who are driving this growth, innovation, and exceptional quality, we have partnered with Siemens who serves the best medical device manufacturers in the world.”
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