Using new and existing technologies to improve aseptic processing manufacturing may provide the need and opportunity for new approaches to process control and monitoring. In some cases, improvements to these approaches will require the use of existing technology. In other cases, they will be required to support the implementation and use of new technology.
This is the second in a three-part series exploring the need to achieve improvement in aseptic processing of sterile biopharma products. Part 1 presented the current state and opportunity for improvement using innovative technology. Part 2 discusses changes in strategy that might be needed as a result of technology implementations.
This article is the first in a three-part series exploring the need and means to achieve improvement in aseptic processing of sterile biopharmaceutical products. Part 1 presents the current state and opportunity for improvement using innovative technology. Part 2 further discusses some of the changes in strategy that might be needed for and result from the use and improvement of technology. Part 3 presents the impact of technology changes.
In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in regulatory concern over adequately determining the risk factors that challenge aseptic and sterile products processing. There needs to be a renewed emphasis on assurance and controls, including leveraging the best available technologies and conducting thorough, science-based risk assessments of processes.
Once a process is identified as “risky,” we tend to accept that risk and do little to try to uncover ways to reduce that risk and improve the process.