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Opportunities for Continuous Manufacturing in Biopharmaceutical Production

By: T. Ransohoff
Presented at:
World BioPharm Forum 2016: Progress in Continuous Biomanufacturing; 2016 Jun 27-28; Robinson College, Cambridge, UK

The potential benefits of continuous manufacturing in the production of bio/pharmaceuticals have been well publicized as have the challenges in implementing these and other new technologies in the production of biopharmaceuticals. This presentation presents current trends in supply and demand for biopharmaceutical manufacturing capacity based on information from BPTC’s bioTRAK® database. Using this information, an analysis the application areas that represent the most attractive near-term opportunities for implementing continuous manufacturing in our industry was presented. Challenges specific to these application areas were also reviewed.