Author Archives: Susan Burke

The Many Strengths of One Film: Fortem™ Single-Use Platform Film Built for Bioprocess

Single-use technology has been transforming the modern biomanufacturing workflow. You can now find single-use bags at every stage of bioprocessing: bioreactor and mixing systems, harvest and collection, purification, liquid and powder storage, and transportation. The Strength of Simplicity: One Film for Bioprocessing At GE, we’re introducing one film for our entire portfolio of single-use systems. It’s named Fortem after the Latin word for strong — and aptly so because it is strong in many ways. It was born of customer collaboration, supplier…

Resin Selection to Optimize the Flexural Strength of Bioprocess Film

Abstract Single-use bioprocess technology offers several advantages for manufacturing biopharmaceuticals, such as increased transportability of fluids throughout the bioprocess workflow and a greater diversity of systems to support specific unit operations, e.g., rocking bioreactors. However, due to the flexible nature of the plastic materials used to construct the single-use containers, the flexural properties of the bioprocess film are critical for performance in such applications. This document focuses on how the resin selection and architecture of a bioprocess film can be…