This Month’s Issue
The BioProcess International May 2016 downstream theme issue cover is illustrated by a downstream process suite at Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH in Laupheim, Germany. (www.rentschler.de)
This Contract Services supplement showcases how contract services are expanding and specializing, with examples such as biosimilars, cell therapies, development services, and fill and finish.
With the escalating use of single-use technology in bioprocessing, suppliers have had to rapidly develop disposable components such as fittings, tubing, pumps, sensors, and flexible containers for bioprocessing. Single-use technology is growing so fast that the organizations tasked with guiding its growth are having difficulty keeping up. Contributing to this problem are factors such as company needs, regulatory requirements, market pressures, and costs. That growth has posed considerable concerns for the bioprocessing industry about the presence of organic and inorganic…