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BioPhorum expands its technical development reach with innovation hubs

The biopharmaceutical industry is no stranger to making strategic alliances to drive progress throughout all stages of a product’s lifecycle. The same can be said of BioPhorum and partnering is core to what we do through our ground-breaking approach to collaboration. Building on this success, we have been finding ways to expand our reach in technical development and identify partners to provide facilities and ‘test-bed environments’. So, to...

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Plug and play: The value of plug-and-play automation in single-use technology

Automation can improve efficiency, track performance, adjust operations, and liberate operators from mundane routines. Automation requires a flexible set of tools that align well with the inherent flexibility of single-use technology (SUT). Although SUT flexibility enhances a biomanufacturer’s ability to modify operations to meet the needs of today’s dynamic industry, it also increases timelines and costs related to customizing and validating automated additions. This paper presents the findings of a team of industry automation experts who are sharing their experiences and testing new automation methods, with a vision to a reusable, standardized approach that enables rapid integration of intelligent process skids.

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