Rockwell Automation Announces New Propack Data PMX MES Release for Life Sciences Companies

August 9, 2005

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Newest version of Propack Data PMX MES validation-ready software provides on-demand manufacturing information to help improve productivity, compliance and speed-to-market.

MILWAUKEE – August 9, 2005 – Rockwell Automation announces the latest version of its leading Enterprise Production Management (EPM) software focused on the life sciences industry – Propack Data PMX MES 4.1. The new version supports cost-effective, risk-based manufacturing approaches through fast electronic batch record reviews, flexible and controlled operator work instructions, and on-demand views of production information from raw material receipt through product release.

"Today's life sciences companies are looking beyond blockbuster drugs and patent protection and into manufacturing operations for strategic advantages," said Robert Honor, life sciences vice president, Rockwell Automation. "With Propack Data PMX MES software, companies can optimize operations in line with the FDA's risk-based approach, making manufacturing capabilities a competitive advantage."

The newest version provides extended equipment and material flow capabilities to track and manage raw materials, work-in-process and final products. With browser-based clients and seamless integration to Rockwell Software RSBizWare Batch, Rockwell Software RSBizWare Historian and third party batch and historian systems, users can access comprehensive manufacturing information on-demand and fast-track electronic batch record reviews. Propack Data PMX MES also is validation-ready for rapid, compliant-ready implementations and overall lower total cost of ownership.

Propack Data PMX MES software is a key element in the completeRockwell Automation Enterprise Production Management (EPM) suite designed to help improve product quality and safety, increase efficiency and assist with regulatory com-pliance. The complete EPM suite provides extensive capabilities for manufacturing execution, clinical supply management, batch management, line performance and monitoring and complete automation across clinical, primary and secondary operations.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of automation, power, control, and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A., the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on Propack Data PMX MES, please contact theRockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1783.