Press release – May 28, 2024

INTEGRA Biosciences develops pipetting systems with CIM Database Cloud 

The Swiss bioscience company relies on CONTACT’s PLM system for product development and project management. The cloud solution simplifies connecting international locations and, thanks to its high customizability, facilitates compliance with regulatory requirements.

INTEGRA Biosciences is a globally leading manufacturer of laboratory equipment for liquid handling. Its products support researchers in the quick and precise dispensing of liquids, accelerate laboratory work, and improve the reproducibility of test results. INTEGRA’s portfolio ranges from electronic pipettes to pipetting robots and is used in science, diagnostics, and industry. In the future, the Swiss company will rely on CONTACT Software’s CIM Database Cloud to develop and bring products to market faster.

INTEGRA has been growing significantly for years. To enhance the efficiency of its product development processes, the company is replacing its PDM system with a more powerful PLM solution. It is intended to improve document retrieval and feature an intuitive user interface to ensure quick familiarization and high user acceptance. Considering these requirements, INTEGRA has chosen CIM Database Cloud. The system will initially be deployed at the locations in Zizers (Switzerland) and Hudson (USA), with further sites to follow.

CIM Database Cloud creates a single source of truth for all data by seamlessly integrating SolidWorks, Altium Designer, and an ERP system. Features for variant, requirements, and engineering change management accelerate product development while the 3D Cockpit allows even users without a CAD license to access 3D visualizations. CIM Database Cloud’s integrated project management links schedules, tasks, and documents and supports project managers in completing projects in time and in budget.

The cloud solution simplifies the connection of globally distributed locations. “Our development and production centers are located in different time zones, so international support is a high priority for us,” says Michel Zugliani, PLM Project Manager at INTEGRA Biosciences. “The 24-hour support provided by CONTACT’s partner Bosch convinced us in this regard.”

Thanks to extensive DevOps services, INTEGRA can customize the cloud solution to meet its specific requirements, test modifications in a review instance in advance, and continuously optimize them. The new solution complies with standards such as ISO 13485 for quality management of medical device manufacturers, eliminating the need to revalidate them.

INTEGRA Biosciences is a leading provider of high-quality laboratory instruments and consumables for liquid handling. The company is committed to developing innovative solutions that meet the needs of its customers in research, diagnostics, and quality control in the life science and medical device markets. All products are manufactured to the highest quality standards at facilities in Zizers (Switzerland) and Hudson (USA). Today, INTEGRA’s innovative laboratory products are used worldwide and help researchers accelerate scientific discoveries. INTEGRA is an ISO 9001 certified company.

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