Dr Reddy's On Digitization Amid COVID-19, 'Lights-Out' Manufacturing
Remote Inspections Were 'Good Learning'
Dr Reddy’s global head of quality outlines how the company leveraged digitization to keep plants running at full throttle amid the pandemic and went on to operationalize a site for remdesivir designed as a "lights out" facility. Certain facilities at the Indian firm have also undergone remote inspections by major regulatory agencies.
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