BioPharm International-09-01-2007

BioPharm International

Final Word: In the Quest to Manage Capacity, Biology Trumps Stainless Steel

September 01, 2007

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From the earliest days of the biotechnology industry, companies have grappled with the complexities of making innovative biopharmaceuticals on a large scale. Success in manufacturing begins with process science, since biotech production requires perfection in maintaining living organisms in a sterile environment under controlled physiological conditions. But unless companies can solve the challenge of planning for and managing manufacturing capacity, they will not be able to achieve the full potential of promising biotech products.