Articles on disposables: implementation, validation, cost-benefit analysis - BioPharm International


The advantages and disadvantages of disposables, along with cost-benefit analyses, validation strategies, and implementation approaches.

25 Years of Biopharmaceutical Innovation: An Expert Roundtable

June 1, 2012

Industry experts discuss significant achievements. Plus: What's in store for the future.

Understanding Gamma Sterilization

February 1, 2012

This article outlines methods, validation standards, and documentation of sterilization of single-use products using gamma irradiation.

A 25-Year Retrospective on Separations Technology

January 1, 2012

This month, we rewind to "Separations Technology Outlook, Part II: Improved Recovery and Greater Purity."

Methods for the Automated Manufacturing of an Autologous Dendritic-Cell Immunotherapy

December 1, 2011

The author describes automated equipment that uses functionally closed disposables.

The Employment Outlook Brightens

December 1, 2011

Readers react to the economic turmoil of the past year and look longingly forward to 2012.

Emerging Bioprocessing Methods

November 2, 2011

New technology is designed to improve production efficiency by taking advantage of the properties of single-use bags.

Approaches for Flexible Manufacturing Facilities in Vaccine Production

November 2, 2011

With careful analysis to mitigate risk, disposable technology and process closure can enable adaptable designs and reduced costs.

A Brief History of Single-Use Manufacturing

November 2, 2011

Single-use manufacturing may seem like a new trend, but it has actually been around for almost 30 years, beginning in the early 1980s when filter manufacturers began to make small process-scale plastic filter capsules to replace "junior" size stainless-filter housing assemblies.

An Environmental Life Cycle Assessment Comparing Single-Use and Conventional Process Technology

November 2, 2011

The authors compare the environmental impact of monoclonal antibody production using fixed-in-place processing and single-use systems.



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