client success stories
Driving increased effectiveness and optimized labor costs
Proof of Concept delivered to 2 of our client’s research labs
In order to adhere to strict requirements from the FDA, our client, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer with more than 140 years of business, must gauge how quickly their medicines dissolve in the body and in what way. To test medicines they create, our client utilizes a special dissolution machine that dissolves medicines in a water-like medium, mimicking the way they dissolve in the human body. These tests take anywhere from 5 minutes to several hours. In order to analyze the data, the client took low-quality video footage of the dissolution process. Afterward, workers would manually sift through video data, outlining how the medicine dissolves in order to report their findings. This process was inefficient, due to the high amount of manual workload. The manual analysis of video streams generated for chemical tests takes time, which slows down the progress of other key tasks. In addition, the chance of human error was high, and the cost for tedious manual labor was also high.
The client needed a way to automate, drive consistency, optimize labor costs and improve the accuracy of dissolution tests.
In just 5 months Luxoft allowed the client to drastically reduce the majority of time-consuming, expensive, and potentially erroneous human analysis. In order to do this, Luxoft captured data on how the dissolution machine dissolves different types of medicine samples. After understanding how the machine works and gathering enough data, Luxoft created an AI solution that optimizes our client’s cameras (in terms of video resolution, frames per second and bit rate) and detects certain events in the video via computer vision. This allows the solution to accurately detect abnormal situations in regards to the medicine, such as excess bubbling or a faster-than-normal dissolution process. Through artificial intelligence, deep learning and computer vision, our client is then alerted via a user-friendly dashboard of anything out of the norm. Our solution also provides video analytics for medicine tests through the dashboard.
Making the change to AI and computer vision can really evolve pharmaceuticals, and the benefits are hard to pass up.
The solution enabled our client to: