NextGen Now: Delivering tomorrow’s facilities today

If cell and gene therapy products are to successfully reach patients and deliver transformative cures, then the industry will need more facilities capable of manufacturing them.

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Lean delivery

Reducing waste with lean delivery in facility design and construction

Applying a lean delivery approach to the design and construction of new facilities can reduce waste, lower costs and improve speed to market.

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Membrane-Based RO Systems for WFI

Membrane-based reverse osmosis systems for WFI production

Water for injection (WFI) is used in the pharmaceutical industry to formulate parenteral drugs and for cleaning and other manufacturing operations. Reverse osmosis followed by a polishing step can be a more efficient and cost-effective solution for WFI production.

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An artistic portrayal of adeno-associated viral vectors used in gene therapy manufacture

Advanced therapy medicinal product facilities through the eyes of a process architect

Advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) companies are ushering in a new frontier of medicine and technologies poised to revolutionize human health.

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A large chiller outside, which could be made more efficient with an ice storage system

Keeping it cool: how biopharma facilities can use an old technology in a new way

In the pursuit of efficiency, productivity and staying ahead of the competition, we often seem to chase the next piece of shiny equipment or inventive approach, but sometimes, a good old-fashioned method applied in a different way can provide an innovative and effective solution. When it comes to cooling pharmaceutical facilities and their processes, we don’t necessarily need the most modern refrigeration technology.

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Closing the deal: Understanding when to close your process

Closing the deal: understanding when to close your process

Too often, the term “closed process” is thrown around without an understanding of the salient issues. Process closure can certainly provide many benefits, but there are various impacts and requirements depending on the ultimate goal and the specific process you are trying to close.

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Sustainable site energy solutions: Ten things you can do now for big impact

Sustainable site energy solutions: ten things you can do now for big impact

While alternative energy solutions are not a new thing, their economical payback has improved considerably with increased technological strides and available incentives.

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Solving biopharma design challenges with computational fluid dynamics part one: Designing a mixing tank with high-performance computing in the cloud

Solving biopharma design challenges with computational fluid dynamics part one: designing a mixing tank with high-performance computing in the cloud

With the biopharmaceutical industry facing patent expirations and increasing competition, now more than ever, processing equipment designs, such as mixing tanks, need to be developed quickly and efficiently and work correctly the first time.

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Concurrent multi-product dance steps

Concurrent multi-product dance steps

Manufacturers, especially contract manufacturing organizations, have recently faced challenges to provide numerous small inventories to achieve first-to-market penetration. As more products vie for manufacturing space, manufacturers are exploring options for providing a diverse mixture of formulations from their facilities all at once.

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To outsource or not to outsource? That is the question: How to ensure your CMO stacks up

To outsource or not to outsource? That is the question: how to ensure your CMO stacks up

The age-old debate of whether to outsource production to a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) remains for mature, emerging and virtual biopharmaceutical companies.

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