6th working group IT in the BioRiver eV – opportunities and challenges of digitization in everyday work

15. March 2021

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We would like to invite you to exchange experiences in the IT working group in the BioRiver eV! IT managers and specialists pass on their knowledge of digital topics in the life sciences industry in this round, which is always open to new participants. At our next meeting, the 6th working group, Markus Meier, a specialist in augmented reality, will give a lecture on this exciting technology.

6th working group IT in the BioRiver eV

Opportunities and challenges of digitization in everyday work

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m

video conference

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16:00 Welcome by BioRiver , Dr. Frauke Hangen, BioRiver eV

16:05 Welcome by the IT working group and round of introductions , Dr. Norbert Schmeisser, Medeora GmbH

16:10 Lecture “Opportunities and challenges of digitization in everyday work” , Markus Meier, Goodly Innovations GmbH

5:00 p.m. Discussion , moderation: Josephine Müller-Gorski, Miltenyi Biotec BV & Co. KG

17:20 Closing round on IT questions and problems from the everyday work of the participants

On the subject:

In the next 15 years, the number of employed Germans will fall by 11 percent. At the same time, the requirements for the qualification of specialists in the life sciences are increasing. The current health crisis is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we work. Digital technologies such as augmented reality (AR) enable new ways of collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing in everyday work. Using case studies from the pharmaceutical industry, this article shows how implicit knowledge about complex processes can be collected and standardized:

Find out how Boehringer Ingelheim uses AR to standardize processes in the sterile filling of combination products, thereby significantly reducing the number of deviations.

With a similar approach, Fresenius Kabi was able to significantly simplify the onboarding of new employees in production.

Vifor Pharma, on the other hand, relies on various AR technologies to always provide its employees with the most important information in different situations, and can thus significantly increase profitability.


Markus Meier heads the sales and project management departments at Goodly Innovations, a leading provider of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) solutions for the life science industry. Previously, as Director of Life Sciences at PTC, he developed numerous successful lighthouse projects for augmented reality and the Internet of Things in leading life sciences companies. Markus Meier holds a master’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in international business.

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Working group IT in the BioRiver eV

With the IT working group, we have been offering IT managers and experts a forum for exchanging experiences on life science-related IT topics since 2020. The IT working group in BioRiver eV is formed by the member companies anderScore GmbH, LIMS at work GmbH, Medeora GmbH, and Miltenyi Biotec BV & Co. KG organized and managed. The participants in the meetings come from life science, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, research institutions and other sectors. The selection of topics is determined by the participants and the management group. Interested parties are welcome regardless of membership in BioRiver eV!

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Information and registration: Niklas Harrenga, , Tel: 0211 / 160 1953

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