Single-Use Program

In this workstream, we provide a unique opportunity for single-use system (SUS) manufacturers, suppliers and end-users to collaborate and establish best practices and influence standards for agile single-use technology utilization.​ We share insights into SUS industry development and trends, driving adoption and implementation of the outputs of the workstreams which include a library of useful tools and best practices.

Identifying key industry trends in single-use technology, pain points and opportunities and supporting pathfinders to address them.

The understanding of the performance and applications of single-use systems is complicated and evolving. There has been a rapid transition away from the use of stainless steel in recent years and the use of SUS componentry has opened up the manufacturing of new modalities and lowered the barrier to entry for the production of biologics. The level of understanding around these SUS components and the materials they are made of needs to be shared across industry and between users and suppliers as more and more applications for the technology are established. The work done already in the areas need support to keep driving adoption and implementation of program deliverables, establishing best practices and influencing standards for agile single-use technology utilization.

Regulatory compliance and acceptance for the use of single-use technology

To enable realization of the refreshed vision and mission the team are developing a new five-year SUS plan while supporting the current, ongoing SUS workstream program focused on robust supply chains, validation, qualification, and application of single-use technologies across the biomanufacturing value chain. Providing guidance and expert resources for rapid response teams (PFAS/EtO/Standard review and feedback teams).

Single-Use Program deliverables


Disposables: Single-use systems bag assembly leakage and defect toolkit

23 October, 2020
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TVR: Determining testing validation and release requirements for single-use systems through risk assessment

28 September, 2020
5.29 MB

Change Notification: A guide to change notification packages for single-use manufacturing systems

11 September, 2020
375.42 KB

Disposables: Extractables testing of polymeric single-use components used in biopharmaceutical manufacturing

22 April, 2020
312.85 KB

BioPhorum Extractables Data Summary BEDS Template Feb 2020

9 April, 2020
108.92 KB

Extractables: Single use supplier extractable reporting pack

7 April, 2020
798.51 KB

Single-use user requirement (SUUR) toolkit

9 September, 2019
31.64 MB

Change notification: Stakeholder analysis – biomanufacturer

31 July, 2019
36.68 KB

Single-use, change notification: BioPhorum change notification levels and decision tree – biomanufacturer letter template

31 July, 2019
13.01 KB

Change notification: Stakeholder analysis – supply partner

31 July, 2019
44.79 KB

Single-use, change notification: BioPhorum scorecard survey

15 May, 2019
490.20 KB

Guide to the completion of the BioPhorum extractables data template

15 May, 2019
217.54 KB

BioPhorum extractables assembly family template

14 May, 2019
110.91 KB

BioPhorum extractables component family template

14 May, 2019
101.13 KB

Single-use, change notification: A guide to the classification of changes to SU manufacturing systems

28 September, 2018
269.66 KB

Single-use, change notification: Guidance and implementation tool kit

26 June, 2018
211.36 KB

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