SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Phizzle, the leader in software that solves the power and data complexity challenges of edge computing, today announced the launch of its EDGMaker Digital Air Series, the first software solution on the market to remotely operate multi-vendor particle counters in scientific data applications such as pharmaceutical manufacturing. The patent-pending solution opens the proprietary multi-billion dollar industry supporting the purchase and operations of particle counters to the cost-savings benefits of the Internet ecosystem for the first time.

In the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry, manufacturers are required to regularly measure air quality using particle counters, a time-consuming and manual process that typically requires 1.5 to 1.8 lab techs per particle counter on average to handle. Already integrated into the FDA-required manufacturing practices of a top-five U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturer, the EDGMaker Digital Air Series reduced labor costs per particle counter by up to 45% while also reducing the risk of compliance errors.

“We’re excited to bring a solution to industries like pharma manufacturing and healthcare clean rooms where customers have manually operated proprietary scientific devices for decades — it is an entirely new market joining the internet ecosystem,” said Ben Davis, Phizzle CEO. “The EDGMaker Digital Air Series uniquely pierces this cost bubble with patent-pending technology that can save manufacturers tens of millions of dollars in operations costs annually, all while improving the accuracy of reporting for compliance and liability.”

Based on a production use case with a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical customer, the EDGMaker Digital Air Series delivers near-instant ROI with:

  • Significantly reduced lab tech labor costs – between 33%-45% per particle counter
  • A standardized data format from disparate devices into a unified reporting model
  • Automated compliance reporting through digital signature and integration with lab information management [LIM] systems
  • The elimination of cleanroom contamination risks via lab tech entry

Phizzle’s go-to-market strategy includes working with Cisco, Intel, and other experts in the field of critically controlled environments, such as Cleanetics, a Pittsburgh-based cleanroom design-builder and compliance consultant.

“The EDGMaker Digital Air Series serves customers who are highly specialized in different industries with different regulatory requirements — from pharma manufacturing to healthcare clean rooms,” said Jeff Cristee, Phizzle’s Chief Revenue Officer. “We’ve targeted go-to-market partners like Intel and Cisco to pilot customers and help us accelerate the market to enable customers to quickly realize a return on their investment.”

Industry leaders like Cleanetics recognize the opportunity. “Providing a central control and monitoring system—a user-friendly human interface independent of the facility’s building management system—is ideal for sterile compounding pharmacies in hospitals,” said Deric Haddad, Vice President of National Accounts at Cleanetics. “Phizzle’s EDGMaker achieves that by taking an agnostic approach to capturing and logging data from a variety of proprietary equipment devices, enabling the end-user to integrate a new, innovative software system into their existing production process.”

To accelerate this market, Cisco and Intel are working with Phizzle on pilots to help customers recognize the value that this solution can have within their manufacturing facilities. 

“We're excited that our Cisco IoT teams are collaborating with Phizzle to run their EDGMaker software on Cisco's leading Industrial IoT edge compute capable routers,” said Michael Reid, Senior Director of IoT Sales at Cisco America. “Together, we’re able to offer a cutting-edge solution to connect, secure, and automate particle air-quality data collection, regardless of vendor, in industries such as bio-pharma, food processing, and hazardous manufacturing."

Phizzle will host a live demo of the EDGMaker Digital Air Series on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at 10 a.m. PST.  You can register for the event at https://www.phizzle.com/webinar.

About Phizzle
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in San Francisco, Phizzle is the first IoT software company to break through the performance requirements of edge device computation, enabling enterprise customers to automate and rely on IoT devices in mission-critical environments. The core innovation in the company’s enterprise-class software stack is Regenerative Engineering™, which solves the power and data complexity challenges typical of edge computing in an entirely new way. Phizzle’s EDGMaker solution benefits many manufacturing, pharmaceutical, transportation, oil and gas, and smart cities initiatives around the world. The company's go-to-market partners include Cisco. Phizzle has a history of creating innovative products from consumer data to machine data. For more information visit www.phizzle.com.

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