Continuous oral solid dosage manufacturing is a transformational processing platform that is here today and is here to stay. Although the industry is working on harmonization and some level of standardization of the platforms, continuous manufacturing is not a one-size-fits all offering.
Too often, the term “closed process” is thrown around without an understanding of the salient issues. Pharmaceutical 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.
I love being presented with a design challenge, but arriving at the final answer can be arduous and time consuming without a path to follow. In the process of taking the steps to the solution, the strategy becomes less daunting, and the method becomes more comfortable.
Now is a time of great opportunity for food entrepreneurs. Consumers are demanding more choices, and e-commerce is connecting buyers and sellers worldwide. Food startups can grow in new ways and more rapidly than was previously possible, but when success maxes out production capacity, the entrepreneur faces a new challenge — scaling up food production to keep up with demand.