Single-use technologies (SUT) for biomanufacturing, otherwise known as disposable technologies, have the potential to transform the industry through more cost effective solutions and solve crucial manufacturing and compliance problems. Today, suppliers have made great advances in SUT, but the vision of better, faster and lower-cost operations has not been fully realized.
Over the past two years, the BioPhorum Operations Group has been painstakingly developing best practices for SUT and work streams for extractables and leachables, user requirements and change notifications are advancing and improving the implementation of SUT. Collectively, these efforts represent thousands of man-hours and pool the knowledge and real-life experiences of many of the leading biomanufacturers embracing this technology. But much more is on the horizon.
BPOG and its member companies are developing a five-year vision for SUT, targeting a selection of SUT and auxiliary systems that are critical to ensure that SUT are a mature and established technology for biomanufacturing.
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