Single-use technology has transformed the biomanufacturing industry, because single-use products provide significant savings over stainless steel infrastructure. Single-use technologies also create flexibility for biomanufacturers, enabling them to move from single-product processes to multiproduct facilities. As revolutionary and transformative as single-use technologies have been, the industry is on the cusp of another major shift, which comes with its own impressive benefits, but with some challenges as well.
Continuous and Batch Processing
Continuous processing has been used successfully for many years in a number of manufacturing industries such as in the production of food, chemicals, and steel. When applied to biomanufacturing and combined with single-use technology, continuous processing can offer much higher throughput and increased flexibility.