Continuous Manufacturing — the “holy grail” for pharmaceutical products? Insights from Professor Paul Heng
Congress session PSWC 2017 on Continuous Manufacturing.
Session chair Professor Paul Heng, of the National University of Singapore, shares his thoughts on this: “The continuous manufacturing concept has provided new impetus to the pharmaceutical industry to innovate and enhance process efficiency and product quality.
The industry needs to think about manufacturing efficiencies, avoid scale-up and minimise or eliminate in-process powder handing. Continuous manufacturing can certainly grow with better knowledge and innovations. In particular, intelligent PAT systems are needed where, in heterogeneous continuous manufacturing, batch size is determined by process time rather than the volume of the process vessel. Are you ready for the future?"