Mini-Monoplant Technology for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Content Type: Peer-reviewed publication

Authors: Brendon Doyle, Petteri Elsner, Bernhard Gutmann, Olivier Hannaerts, Christof Aellig, Arturo Macchi, Dominique Roberge

Publish Date: 7/22/2020

Pharmaceutical production has historically relied on multipurpose batch vessels in order to produce material through scheduled production campaigns. Although this method is flexible, it is becoming less effective in addressing the changing landscape of pharmaceutical production, where more complex and potent molecules are required to be produced more rapidly and can have fluctuations in their demand. This article describes a method for developing intensified and dedicated pharmaceutical processes, known as mini-monoplants. Key value-generating aspects are described at each stage of development, from lab-based development of best-in-class processes to factory-based development for an accelerated time to market and finally to mini-monoplant technology for production at commercial scale. To learn more, read our publication.