Standardizing equipment in biopharmaceutical production streamlines operations, saving end users time and money. An area ripe for standardization is the use of genderless connections, those in which the connector halves are identical in design. Historically, single-use connections have involved male and female halves, but using two different parts can create several inefficiencies and complications, including
- Increased ordering complexity
- Greater risk of specifying the wrong system or connection, resulting in downtime and last-minute adjustments
- Longer lead times
- Increased stocking requirements.
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