BioPharm International-11-02-2008

Transitioning from stainless steel technology to disposable technology in bioprocessing.

This article describes the steps required to build a comprehensive model in a batch process simulator for a process that uses single-use systems for buffer preparation and storage.

Can disposables reduce your facility's environmental footprint? We have compared the environmental footprint of a traditional biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility using fixed-in-place stainless steel equipment, and a facility implementing disposable technologies for cell culture, solution mixing and hold, product hold, and liquid transfer.

This article describes a quick method for evaluating lifecycle costs for single-use systems against their more conventional stainless-steel counterparts.

Productivities similar to those achieved with stirred tanks can be achieved with disposable bioreactors.