How Adlib Document Conversion Helped Deliver a Critical Vaccine

March 5, 2021

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“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Neil Armstrong’s first step onto the moon remains one of the most dramatic and exciting evidence of technological progress today. But the reality of that spaceflight was hours and hours spent running calculations, staring at computer screens, and building the nuts and bolts of the machines that would fly to the moon. In moments like this, your systems must work.



For one global pharmaceutical company racing to deliver a critical vaccine, it wasn’t exactly “all systems go.” After a year of a compressed vaccine development timeline for a life-saving vaccine, the Global Vice President of Vaccines at a top pharmaceutical company came to Adlib in a panic.


With hours to go before the final step on their emergency authorization application for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the system crashed. And kept crashing, putting the entire approval process in jeopardy.

Preparing submissions for FDA approval collates a massive amount of documentation that details meticulous research, impact, side effects, and administration instructions. To hit their deadline, they needed to sort and standardize thousands of pages into the correct formatting and size.

Luckily, Adlib’s powerful document conversion software automated the process, working quickly and efficiently to get the job done. Adlib took 3,500 pieces of documentation—Word files, image files, spreadsheets, HTML, and more—and transformed them into readable, searchable PDFs suitable for FDA compliance and submission.

With Adlib’s help, this top pharmaceutical company hit their deadline and accelerated their time to market, moving through the FDA approval process seamlessly. Within weeks, their vaccine began roll-out to first responders, high-risk patients, and healthcare workers as the first step to solving a global health crisis.

See how Adlib helped them convert thousands of pages into submission-ready PDFs with the powerful document conversion capabilities of our Content Intelligence platform.

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