In recent years, single-use technology has been migrating into many unit operations. With the commercial availability of such systems end users have a new option for process development and production that does not rely on operational complexities and utility requirements of conventional sterilize-in-place (SIP) or autoclavable systems.
However, just as for cell culture processes, single-use technology may not apply to each and every fermentation or microbial process. It is the responsibility of practitioners to properly assess their own applications, select appropriate technology, and manage its implementation.
GE Healthcare has compared production capacity and process economy between stainless steel and single-use equipment in microbial processes and presents its study results in this free ebook download.