Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
- Reduced design cycles by 75 percent
- Boosted equipment quality
- Improved documentation and management of design data
- Enhanced interaction with BMS scientists
Bristol-Myers Squibb supports an extensive pharmaceutical and medical research program. Much of the equipment that company scientists utilize is purchased on the open market. However, the research is often so distinctive that it requires highly specialized equipment, which is custom-designed by the company’s Discovery Automation Group. In an effort to accelerate development and keep pace with the company’s cutting edge research, the group decided to evaluate CAD systems in 2000.
BMS migrated to the SolidWorks mechanical design system because it was the easiest to use, was the most intuitive, and represented the best value. By deploying SolidWorks software, and upgrading to the SolidWorks Professional suite, the group reduced its design cycles by 75 percent, developed higher quality equipment, improved design documentation and data management, and enhanced its interaction with BMS scientists.