SBIR Phase II: Enterprise Decision making using Activity Interaction technology

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
1052566
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1052566
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
Phase II
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1250 Addison St, Ste 107, Berkeley, CA, 94702-1706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005557788
Principal Investigator:
David Zhang
(510) 725-8952
david.zhang@bio-g.com
Business Contact:
David Zhang
BS
(510) 725-8952
david.zhang@bio-g.com
Research Institution:
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Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to further research and implement a Network Algorithm for efficiently running large-scale network simulations and using those simulations to perform enterprise planning and risk analysis. The company's algorithms (and associated early-release software) have been shown to run supply chain models one order of magnitude faster, with one order of magnitude more complexity, than current simulation models commonly deployed. Bioproduction Group has created a simulation methodology that meaningfully links together highly-detailed operational level models with its large network-scale model. Each operations simulation is linked by network relationships such as supply and demand, product path flows, and inventory holding centers. Bioproduction Group has received contracts with several biotech firms to implement advanced prototypes of this research in biopharmaceutical manufacturing as they come online. The goal is to use this simulator to reduce biopharmaceutical inventory levels across the industry by 10% or more, while reducing risk across the manufacturing network. If successfully deployed in a large enterprise, it is believed that this inventory reduction would have a yearly return of more than $20mm per organization. The technology has the potential to be used across the biopharmaceutical industry to increase quality of care to the patient as well as reduce manufacturing costs. These goals have significant direct flow-on savings benefits to the hundreds of thousands of patients across the entire public and private healthcare sector.

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