Biovia Compose


Today’s science-based industries are challenged to quickly and efficiently transform new product development processes and analytical methods into reliable and repeatable procedures. Ultimately, any time reduction in the product commercialization process not only reduces investment cost, but shortens the time to which a return on investment is realized.

One manner in which to directly address this challenge is by implementing a standards-based approach to product development and scale up, by driving utilization of a recipe/method framework from the early stages of development. A procedure could represent any number of processes, such as a synthetic chemistry or formulation recipe, an analytical method, a standard operating procedure, or a protocol. Ensuring consistency in procedures reduces re-work, streamlines workflows, standardizes data, and removes barriers in tech transfer to manufacturing.

For companies who want to streamline and standardize their procedure authoring and deployment, BIOVIA Compose delivers an intuitive web-based solution that allows you to quickly build stepwise procedures and methods, based on industry standards so that methods can be utilized throughout the product scale-up and commercialization process.
BIOVIA Compose enables scientists to create methods from libraries of procedures and activities, using a drag-and-drop interface with an integrated process tree. Unique procedures are easy to define and add to the process library. Each procedure and activity is based on the ANSI/ISA-88 standard, ensuring consistency as the methods are transferred from product development to the scale-up and manufacturing phases. Complex parallel and inter-dependent procedures can be built and visualized with the process tree, with definitions for stepwise limits and instructions. BIOVIA Compose also integrates with materials and equipment management, allowing scientists to define the specific types of available equipment and materials to be used in the authored procedures and recipes.

BIOVIA Compose can be deployed on the cloud, using the infrastructure of BIOVIA ScienceCloud, in either a public cloud or validation-ready private cloud environment. Cloud deployment minimizes IT overhead and ensures security procedures are carried out by dedicated professional security experts. Compose can also be deployed and validated on-premises if desired. The web-based delivery of BIOVIA Compose simplifies implementation, eliminating the need to install software on every user's computer, while the system’s ability to operate on low bandwidth connections ensures ease of operation anywhere in the world.

Once a procedure is authored in Compose, it is available to be used with other BIOVIA Unified Lab applications. With BIOVIA Task Plan, an activity can be assigned to specific scientists to execute using BIOVIA Capture, utilizing samples that are managed through BIOVIA Samples. Available materials and related information is tracked using BIOVIA CISPro, while experimental designs and results or additional information can be stored in the BIOVIA Workbook or BIOVIA Notebook ELNs. Data results can be visualized using BIOVIA Insight, and advanced data analytics performed with BIOVIA Pipeline Pilot. This powerful combination lets organizations integrate Compose with their lab instruments and other data sources while also providing rich capabilities for scientific analytics, visualization and automated report generation.


  • Create procedures for your enterprise using built-in libraries of operations and actions
  • Be flexible with a dynamic web-based user experience on desktop, laptop and mobile devices
  • Integrate with material and equipment management systems
  • Define parallel operations and dependencies
  • View Process Instructions and Process Flow
  • Externalize and transfer procedures via S88 standard


  • Standardization with an integrated solution – from laboratory procedure development to execution on the manufacturing plant floor
  • Streamlined global tech transfer from bench to pilot plant
  • Strengthened adherence to regulatory, safety and QA requirements
  • Transparency across functional lines on past, current and future development projects
  • Systematic re-use of organizational knowledge, experiences and best practices