Leveraging 14 U.S. offices and deep domain expertise, our E Technologies Life Sciences Center of Excellence led by Rick Pierro, President of our Life Sciences Division and founder of Superior Controls, is uniquely positioned to be your full-service, single-source automation and information provider. Together Superior Controls and Banks Integration Group based in Vacaville, CA form the Life Sciences Center of Excellence. From upgrading or retrofitting a legacy system, to planning and executing a large multimillion-dollar industrial manufacturing project, E Technologies Life Sciences division can deliver successful turnkey projects.
We provide operational/manufacturing support for our life science customers with a thorough understanding of the procedures required when working in a cGMP facility. We also work directly with many OEMs that supply equipment to the life sciences industry.
A major differentiator our Life Sciences Center of Excellence brings is a deep understanding of the industries’ requirements and our ability to design and build applications for cGMP validated systems.
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Project Experience
Superior and Banks are the go-to resource for our customers, and together we have become a premier automation engineering company for the life sciences industry in the U.S.
Superior Controls and Banks Integration are awarded hundreds of biotech and pharmaceutical projects each year. Examples from 2019 include:
- 90 Single use bioreactor systems
- 32 Single use mixers
- 23 Single use bioreactor upgrades
- 11 chromatography skids
- 10 cell processing systems
- 6 Filtration skids
- 5 Bioreactor systems
- 4 GMP monitoring/data collection systems
- And more
These projects are located throughout the country, on both coasts and in between, as well as countries such as India, China, Germany, England, and Ireland.
The projects are being undertaken by 135 experienced automation engineers dedicated to the life sciences industry. Those engineers are backed up by an additional 240 engineers within the E Technologies Group family of companies. Our engineers are experienced in the following platforms:
- Rockwell Automation
- Delta V
- OSI PI
We offer a comprehensive validation experience including a thorough knowledge of GAMP5, 21CFR11, and batch control using ISA’s S88 model. In addition, our companies have implemented large Oracle and SQL Server databases for many pharmaceutical, 21CFR11 compliant projects.
E Technologies Life Sciences Center of Excellence provides custom turnkey PLC- and DCS-based automation and IT systems, and embedded engineering talent. Projects typically include the provision of control panels, hardware, software, design services, full GAMP validation documentation, and start-up services. With a dedicated validation department and 24/7 on-call support, we are exceptionally qualified to implement and support large automation projects for FDA-regulated life science and biotech industries.
Standards and Certifications
We are recognized by customers for their excellent understanding of how system documentation needs to be arranged and executed to satisfy operational and regulatory requirements. All documentation is developed using standard forms and templates that meet or exceed the guidelines established within the latest version of GAMP. Our proven track record includes having passed over sixty quality management and validation audits.
Our Life Sciences Center of Excellence has been a Rockwell Solution Partner since 2009, with proven expertise in implementing Rockwell Automation PlantPAx with more than 20 installations. In addition, we have experience implementing all major brands of DCS and PLC systems, as well as extensive experience with manufacturing execution (MES) systems.
When your life sciences project requires automation and integration, contact our experts.
“In addition to fulfilling all our expectations when we entrusted Superior Controls with this job, their team added value to the project by helping us to sort through some difficult process development and design issues. In this regard, Superior Controls’ contribution went beyond the scope of activities spelled out in their proposals.”
Director of Process Development & Engineering, Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
“The Superior Controls team is not only technically skilled, but they have the right work ethic. They will work independently, but they are also willing to ask questions. They are good people, and we have good chemistry together. They have better quality people than most. Whatever screening process they use is working.”
Project Engineer, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
E Technologies formed its Life Sciences Center of Excellence with the acquisition of Superior Controls in April of 2019. Founded in 1993 and based in Seabrook, New Hampshire, Superior Controls is a leading provider of automation and control systems integration services to the life sciences industry (including biotech and pharmaceutical).
Superior Controls had previously acquired Banks Integration, the leading West Coast systems integrator for the life sciences industry. Together, Superior Controls and Banks Integration serve blue-chip life sciences and pharmaceutical manufacturers across the U.S. and are in close proximity to the nation’s life sciences hubs on the Eastern Seaboard and West Coast. Now as part of the E Technologies Group, clients have unparalleled access to service and support.
We have a deep bench of exceptional engineering talent in locations spanning from New England to California. Put our time-tested project management and delivery processes to work for you to deliver your project on time and on budget.
WHY E TECHNOLOGIES?
We have over 400 committed professionals on staff across the US and we live by a relentless commitment to our clients’ success. We have been the go-to resource that regional and global leaders have relied upon for more than 25 years.
E Technologies has a rich history of providing robust end-to-end engineered solutions. Our capabilities are expansive; we offer a complete portfolio of engineering and information technology services for all phases of projects from concept through SAT.