Since the introduction of single-use technologies into the biopharmaceutical processes in the early 1990s, a multitude of supplier companies mushroomed. The result is that these vendors market many unique single-use product designs, which makes it a chore for an end user to choose and to find a second supply source. The debate is whether single-use systems can be standardized or not. It is an intense debate, as some end users believe standardization restricts their process needs, and most vendors think that they would lose the competitive edge if they cannot customize their assemblies. Read more.
Combination Connections For Single-Use Applications
By Brent Bushnell, Bioprocess Applications Specialist, Colder Products Company
This short, detailed Q&A provides information about combination connections, and explains their use in single-use bioprocessing. It offers a guide on how single-use systems can be designed to integrate the combination connectors, and discusses applications that benefit from utilizing them. Read more.
Mani Krishnan, director of processing systems with EMD Millipore, discusses the challenges of single-use technologies, including scale limitations and cost of single-use, and how technology is adapting to those challenges. EMD Millipore highlighted the Mobius CellReady single-use bioreactor at the exhibition.