The author examines the use and advantages of disposable technologies in the fill–finish of sterile pharmaceutical products and how these technologies can reduce costs and time in producing clinical-trial materials.
Single-use technologies can help simplify equipment and facility design, thus bringing cost advantages. But how are these cost advantages realized and what criteria can be used to assess their impact? This article is part of a special issue on Bioprocessing and Sterile Manufacturing.
The authors describe a new microfluidic-based workflow that integrates and automates glycan cleaveage, purification, and chromatographic separation onto a microfluidic liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry chip for MS detection.