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Vaccine manufacturing capacity for the coming decade

Presented at: World Vaccine Manufacturing Congress; 2011 Oct 11-12; Lyon France

While the diverse technology platforms used for the production of vaccines make it difficult to standardize facility design and equipment, recent advances in bioprocessing technology will have a definite impact on vaccine manufacturing in the future. The rapid advance of single-use and disposable technologies for rapid and efficient production of vaccines coupled with increased development of cell culture based methods for their manufacture will enable smaller, more flexible facilities. This presentation will provide an update on vaccine manufacturing world-wide and discuss the influence of new manufacturing technologies and processes on vaccine manufacturing. Based on current trends in vaccine manufacturing and the development of single-use and disposable technologies, a concept for modular vaccine manufacturing facilities allowing maximum flexibility and rapid construction will be presented.