The new center will help teach physicians, researchers and other ARMI members “how to leverage smart manufacturing to scale regenerative medicine products so they can be delivered to more people faster,” Milwaukee-based Rockwell said in a news release.
“To say that the addition of the Rockwell Experience Center at the ARMI|BioFabUSA facility will be impactful to the area of regenerative medicine would be an understatement,” ARMI Executive Director and renowned inventor Dean Kamen said in the news release. “By opening this center, we are able to demonstrate the baseline tools by which different types of human tissues and organs can be manufactured at scale. It’s life-changing.”
The center has equipment from Rockwell, Air Science, Cytiva, Festo and HID Global, including a fully automated Cytiva equipment process train integrated with a distributed control system, a manufacturing execution system and a digital twin.
“The Rockwell Experience Center demonstrates Rockwell’s longstanding support of ARMI and the role smart manufacturing technologies can play to bring regenerative medicine to scale,” Blake Moret, an ARMI board member and the chair and CEO of Rockwell Automation, said in the news release. “ARMI’s work training workers to compete and win in this fast-moving industry is an exciting model for manufacturing and for American competitiveness.”