Suppliers address the complexity of supplying disposable components for single-use systems to the global biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
The implementation of single-use systems (SUS) for biopharmaceutical manufacturing as an alternative to or in combination with traditional stainless-steel equipment offers advantages. In a fully disposable or hybrid facility, however, because pieces of equipment (e.g., reactors, transfer tubing, holding vessels) are now consumables, the supply to the manufacturing facility is more complex. The demand for customized systems and the overall growth of demand for SUS add to the pressure to improve supply.
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When referring to this article, please cite it as J. Markarian, “Supply Chain Challenges for Single-Use Systems," Pharmaceutical Technology Biologics and Sterile Drug Manufacturing eBook (May 2019).