2022 Digital CMC Summit: Exploring the Future of High-Performance Drug Development

Miss the live event? Stream all 8 sessions from this year’s summit on-demand, including in-depth presentations, panel discussions, Q&A, and more.


For 3 days in November 2022, Austin, TX, became the center of a technological revolution sweeping life sciences.

The 1st Annual Digital CMC Summit brought together future-focused professionals from across the industry to explore a new digital frontier of drug development. Over 100 experts from 16 organizations joined us for this groundbreaking event, and left inspired to help define the next data-driven chapter of our industry.

Stream all 8 expert-led sessions from the 2022 summit.

This first-of-its-kind conference featured a world-class roster of luminary speakers specializing in process development, quality, compliance, manufacturing, data science, and more. Couldn’t make it to Austin to hear them live? You can stream their presentations at any time:

Digital Transformation of CMC: The Process is Already Underway

See why the CMC process is the ideal place to harness the digital momentum sweeping the industry.

Transforming the CMC Lifecycle: Why the Biopharma Industry Can’t Afford to Wait

Find out how new industry dynamics are driving transformation across the entire product lifecycle, from molecule to patient.

Lifecycle Approaches for Robust Control Strategies

Take an in-depth look at how cutting-edge data management techniques are unlocking the potential of digital twins for CMC.

Driving Efficiency in CMC Operations

Learn how CMC leaders are developing their innovation strategies and creating a case for change within their organizations.

Real-World Digital CMC Use Cases

Go behind the scenes of multiple successful rollouts with the industry visionaries who planned and led them.

The Evolving Digital CMC Ecosystem

Explore the growing range of technologies and workflows that are shaping the next generation drug development.

Digital CMC, Validation & Quality Management

See how new process validation, data integrity, and quality management modalities are advancing CMC maturity.

Accelerating MES Implementation

Discover how Digital CMC solutions can help streamline the transition to core commercial manufacturing platforms.

CMC transformation: The time is now

For 2022 summit attendees, one urgent theme echoed across disciplines, departments, and specialties: it’s never been more important for drug developers to break down their siloes and share the effort of digitizing drug development.

They came together to explore how life sciences businesses need to evolve and adapt as they navigate the transition from legacy processes to data-centric, digitally native CMC. With operational and regulatory pressures mounting on their organizations, the featured speakers cut straight to some of the most critical challenges facing today’s CMC programs:

  • Building a holistic transformation strategy and compelling value case
  • Gaining and maintaining cross-functional buy-in for transformation initiatives
  • Aligning priorities and harmonizing efforts across disciplines and unit operations
  • Enhancing technological integration across the product life cycle
  • Unifying, structuring, and unlocking the value of CMC data


The future of CMC data loomed large: how and when will drug developers finally tap the full potential of their immense information resources? New technologies, strategies, and methodologies are already on the way – but as many pointed out, an array of critical barriers still stand in the way of these innovations and their impact.

After three days of rich presentations, deep-dive discussions, and valuable networking, guests left energized, inspired, and stocked with new ideas for driving the transformation process. We can’t wait to see where it takes them and their organizations.

"The Digital CMC Summit is everything you want in an industry event: focused, forward-thinking, and insight-rich. It's a fantastic opportunity for CMC professionals to explore the cutting edge of their domain."

Joschka Buyel, Process & Knowledge Management Scientist, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Looking ahead to the 2023 Digital CMC Summit

The inaugural summit broke new ground, started countless important conversations, and created many new connections. But with so much left to achieve, we’re already looking ahead at how we sustain the momentum, continue those discussions, and keep the focus on how drug developers can achieve true, sustainable CMC transformation.

Our next step: spark even more of this year’s chemistry (and manufacturing, and controls) with a new chapter of the Digital CMC Summit experience. The stars are already aligning for an exciting new evolution of this one-of-a-kind conference – so get ready to mark your calendar, save the date, and book your travel in the next few weeks!

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Next year’s summit will be a can’t-miss event for drug digitally savvy development professionals. Sign up today to stay up to the minute!