Single Use Featured Articles

  1. Managing Risk In Biomanufacturing
    6/6/2017

    Commercial, manufacturing, and supply aspects in the biopharmaceutical industry can all be managed in order to mitigate risk. This white paper focuses on how a structured and transparent risk management process can be an ideal way to align the needs of patients with drug manufacturers and their suppliers, regulators, investors, and employees. Read on to learn more about guarding commercial interests, building and managing manufacturing capacity, and preventing supply disruption, and how these things can impact managing risk in biomanufacturing.

  2. How To Boost Profits With Single-Use Powder Transfer In Biopharma
    10/1/2016

    Systems should be analyzed not only for their basic ability to contain the powders of interest, but also for how efficiently they integrate into the production process. For instance, will the system help to eliminate productivity bottlenecks, decrease material waste and the cost of raw materials, and simplify the changeover of the line to new products?

  3. How To Reduce The Complexity Of Custom Single-Use Assemblies
    9/28/2016

    If more than 85% of your single-use assemblies are customized, you are likely over customizing at the expense of time, performance, and quality. Excessive customization is a key challenge of implementing single-use technology.

  4. Single-Use vs Stainless: An Economic Microbial Fermentation Comparison
    8/9/2016

    In this case study, we compare production capacity and process economy between stainless steel and single-use equipment in microbial processes. Economy simulations were based on an E. coli Dab process. Production scenarios in both single- and multi-product facilities were considered.

  5. Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Development From DNA To Drug
    7/8/2016

    In the last decade, single-use solutions for virtually every bioprocess unit have been developed and considerable investments have been made by the industry into areas that underpin this technology.

  6. Implementing Single-Use At Bioprocessing’s Core
    5/20/2016

    Expansions and renovations to existing biological facilities, and construction of new facilities, provide a unique opportunity to rethink basic design strategies and use new technologies to build a better facility that will improve compliance. One of the biggest drivers in the current evolution of biological facility design is the implementation of single-use systems (SUS).

  7. The Standardization Of Single-Use Components For Bioprocessing
    1/20/2016

    As single-use systems become more widely adopted, the focus in the bioprocessing industry is shifting from acceptance of the technology to standardization. 

  8. Single-Use Standardization: Is It Holding Back The Biopharma Industry?
    6/1/2015

    The data from BioPlan Associates’ 12th Annual Report and Survey of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Capacity and Production speaks to the industry’s ongoing desires for standardization in single-use devices. As usage of these disposable devices increases, the gap between the importance of standardization and end-users’ satisfaction with their supplier’s standardization efforts has steadily been worsening. 

  9. Gaining Efficiency Through Faster Integration of Single-Use Products
    9/24/2013

    Considered a full-service integrator of products in the biopharmaceutical industry, Saint-Gobain offers an online platform that improves their efficiencies to design single-use products by creating a 3-dimensional product drawing.

  10. Comparison Of Air-Wheel Bioreactor Against The Traditional Stirred-Tank Bioreactor in Microcarrier Applications
    1/29/2013

    A novel bioreactor system from PBS Biotech utilizes the patented Air-Wheel technology to promote uniform and homogenous liquid mixing and offers a low shear  environment for cell culture.