Global health challenges like COVID-19 provide a new perspective on single-use systems. During such crises, single-use systems, which offer significantly reduced time to clinic and market, bring an important capability to the bioprocessing industry and offer a distinct advantage over multi-use systems in these situations.
A major benefit is that the actual process systems are designed to be used once (or for a single manufacturing campaign) and then discarded, thus bypassing the need for pre-use cleaning and sterilization procedures. This enables a quick turnaround—days instead of the weeks required for multi-use process systems. Single-use systems enable greater agility and flexibility, as facilities are more efficient and capable of handling multiple products, and are better prepared for shifting production requirements, which is exactly what a rapid response to a health crisis demands.
The decision to utilize single-use systems for biomanufacturing in any situation must always follow a science- and risk-based approach, with the risk to the patient and production personnel taking center stage. The urgency of any health crisis response will almost certainly lean on single-use systems if they can fulfill the technical process requirements.
Rapid development of single-use systems to support bioproduction will be a necessity as biomanufacturers move ahead into the future. Heralded as “life-saving plastics,” single-use systems enable biomanufacturers to be proactive in addressing health crises. These components can be purchased in any quantity to suit production needs—all on a single purchase order, which enables biomanufacturers to quickly develop system prototypes to meet their production needs.
Qosina carries a wide variety of in-stock, single-use bioprocessing components. We provide 3D CAD models and comprehensive technical specifications, such as material safety data sheets, technical data sheets, material certification and compatibility information on most of these products. We’re also ISO 13485, ISO 9001, ISO 22301 and ISO 14001 certified, reflecting our unwavering commitment to providing high quality products backed by business continuity, consistent quality and change control that meet your expectations and comply with industry standards.
To learn more about our line of single-use bioprocessing components, visit https://www.qosina.com/bioprocessing-2.