It has been standard procedure to fill drug substances into primary packages manually. Now, sophisticated innovations of automated filling have entered the market. However, many companies hesitate to adopt these innovations for their own, as there exists ignorance about the advantages, financial aspects and cost-value-ratio.
Among these was one biopharmaceutical company from the Netherlands who wanted to know in detail and instructed Single Use Support to compare costs and further advantages/disadvantages of manual handling versus automated filling of bulk drug substance according to their requirements.
The biopharmaceutical company had filled their drug substance into single use bags manually and aspired to fill their bags in an automated manner, depending on the outcome of the comparison.