Invensys Presents Production Optimization Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry at INTERPHEX Puerto Rico


Industry solution set features automation systems, enterprise software, and validation consulting

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - INTERPHEX PUERTO RICO - FEBRUARY 14, 2008 - Invensys Process Systems, which this year is celebrating 100 years in the process control industry, is exhibiting a wide range of production optimization solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturing at INTERPHEX Puerto Rico. Invensys Process Systems will be demonstrating a comprehensive solution set for assisting pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers in optimizing assets to achieve operational excellence, featuring the InFusion(TM) enterprise control system (ECS).

"Achieving true operational excellence in today's market requires timely integration of operational, financial, regulatory, and customer information. Fortunately, thanks in large part to advances in open information management technology, manufacturing companies can deploy integrated enterprise systems at a fraction of the cost previously required. At INTERPHEX, we are demonstrating how these systems can work together to enable pharmaceutical manufacturers to shorten time to market, reduce costs of operating and compliance, improve product quality, and support other strategic efforts to maintain competitiveness. These solutions will enable the industry to truly achieve operational excellence," said Janice Abel, Director of Pharmaceutical Industries for Invensys Process Systems.

The InFusion ECS, the world's first enterprise control system, improves plant visibility, plant performance, process control, and compliance for operational and business excellence. The InFusion ECS integrates disparate systems, including MES, DCS, PLC, and LIMS systems, and increases visibility to the pharmaceutical enterprise. Technologies of the regulatory-compliant ECS include S88 batch management software, S95 production management software, asset management software, process control technology, wireless infrastructure, FOUNDATION fieldbus devices, measurements, and instrumentation. Supporting the Invensys technology offering is an extensive portfolio of consulting services, including validation, cGMP plant-wide risk assessments, training, project management, and compliance services, which are supported from Invensys' San Juan offices.

"We work closely with clients on the island to improve time to compliance while minimizing costs. To meet our customers' needs, we deliver platform-independent compliance services in three core areas: plant compliance, automation, and business systems. In addition, we have an entire group dedicated to SAP validation," said Eddie Nieves, Operations Director for Invensys Process Systems regulatory solutions.

The Invensys INTERPHEX portfolio includes technologies and services that reduce risk, lower costs, improve quality, and shorten time to market through easy, standards-driven enterprise integration and control of systems, technologies, and information, including solutions, in the following areas:

o Enterprise control and plant management systems to track and manage data and to provide real-time decision support

o Process/Batch control systems and legacy system migration with minimal risk and process downtime

o Wireless solutions that include technologies and consulting services for implementation

o Field device management, including the Invensys Field Device Manager, which provides an open toolset for configuring, commissioning, diagnosing, and optimizing intelligent field devices from an I/A Series® system or personal computer

o Intelligent process measurements for sanitary, high-purity, and other life sciences applications

o Regulatory compliance solutions for plant and business systems, including business systems analysis, compliance and roadmaps, manufacturing and clinical compliance and project management

o Asset management systems, including predictive/preventive maintenance solutions and condition monitoring (including wireless condition monitoring)

o Process modeling simulation, which enables identification of process problem areas without affecting live processes

o Production automation training, including courses on control systems, advanced process control, instrumentation, and regulatory compliance

o Project management and other regulatory enterprise performance services that reduce risk, enforce global standards, and shorten time to market

INTERPHEX Puerto Rico takes place on February 14 and 15 at the San Juan Convention Center. For more information on the INTERPHEX Puerto Rico, please visit www.interphex.com.

For more information about Invensys solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, readers can visit www.ips.invensys.com, contact the Invensys Customer Satisfaction Center via phone at 866-746-6477 (508-549-2424 outside the US and Canada) or via e-mail at ips.csc@ips.invensys.com, or call the San Juan office at 787-641-8215.

About Invensys
Invensys Process Systems (www.ips.invensys.com), headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the world leader in industrial asset performance management, a strategy designed to help today's industrial enterprises to effectively balance the availability and utilization of their production assets to match changing business requirements. Invensys Process Systems encompasses industry-leading brands such as InFusion, Foxboro®, Triconex®, SimSci-Esscor®, Avantis® and Validation Technologies(TM) and provides advanced products, services, and solutions to industrial facilities around the world. These include many of the world's largest upstream operations, refineries, chemical plants, pharmaceutical and biotechnology plants, gas plants, LNG plants, power plants, mineral processing plants, and pulp and paper mills.

The Invensys Group (www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 25,000 employees working in 60 countries.

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CONTACTS:
John Nero 781-793-9380 (jnero@tizinc.com)
Sammy Sanchez 787-641-8215 (samuel.sanchez@ips.invensys.com)
Janice Abel 508-549-6373 (janice.abel@ips.invensys.com)

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