Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industry

Optimation's work in life sciences spans our 25+ years of experience providing systems integration, controls and instrumentation services. 

Life Sciences manufacturers are constantly under the pressure of demands facing the industry:
  • Government Regulations
  • Stringent Quality Standards
  • Fast Time to Market
  • Production Management and Efficiency

Optimation helps bear the burden of these demands to keep you focused on your product. With our GAMP project methodology, we're your partner for pharmaceutical applications.

Capable and Experienced

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Optimation understands the demands of pharmaceutical and biotechnology projects. We provide a range of services for some of the best in the business.

Project Execution 

Through years of work with pharmaceutical clients, Optimation has a project execution methodology similar to the GAMP V-model for computer validation. Optimation endorses the GAMP V-model and modifies it as required to fulfill the customer's needs while providing a quality project execution strategy.


Deploying strategies with cascade loops, interlocks and alarm management for drives, valves and pumps, Optimation's expert process engineers are trained as part of authorized relationships with world-class suppliers. Knowledge of modern techniques such as Model Free Adaptive Controllers (MFA), S95 / S88 batch management and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) insure clients operate at peak performance. Optimation provides high-speed data acquisition systems to measure product properties and machine characteristics in real-time. These systems can verify production results or characterize machine performance for continuous improvement.

Complete Production Designs

  • Operational Layouts
  • Air Filtration Systems
  • Cleanrooms
  • Containment
  • HVAC
  • Lighting
  • Security
  • Water and Steam Systems
  • Solid and Liquid Process Systems

Control and Enterprise Systems

  • Electronic Records / Electronic Signature
  • S95 / S88 Batch Control and Material Tracking
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Network Architectures 
  • Databases and Custom Reports
  • SCADA, DCS, PLC Systems
  • Data Acquisition
  • LIMS, Test and Quality Control Systems;
  • Performance Metrics (OEE and KPI);
  • Legacy System Migration

Medical Device Industry

From prototype, to product launch, to sustaining engineering, you need a partner that can provide medical device software design and development services that add value to your end product

Example Systems:

  • Batch and Formulation Control
  • Electronic Batch Record System
  • Product Tracking and Genealogy System
  • Reactor Temperature Control
  • Toxicology / Inhalation Chamber Control
  • Device Manufacturing and Inspection System
  • Distillation Column Control
  • Steam Sterilizer Control
  • Freeze Dryer Control
  • HVAC Control
  • Fluid Bed-Dryer Control
  • Bottle Washing and Filling Control
  • Animal Room Monitoring and Control
  • WFI & USP Control
  • CIP / SIP Control
  • Tablet Coating
  • Monitoring and Reporting Systems
  • Fermenter Control
  • Granulator Control
  • Mixer and Blender Control 

Related Services:

Optimation's skilled tradespeople provide a number of fabrication, assembly, construction and maintenance services applicable to the pharmaceutical industry, including:

  • Orbital Welding
  • "R" Stamp Pressure Vessel Repair
  • "U" Stamp Pressure Vessel Creation
  • Installation/Dismantlement
  • Skid Fabrication