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Single‐Use Technology in the Biopharmaceutical Industry and Sustainability: A Contradiction?

Ottinger, Melanie; Wenk, Irina; Carvalho Pereira, Joana; John, Gernot; Junne, Stefan

Single‐use technology has become important in biopharma processes since many years. Despite all the benefits, the generally rising concerns about single‐use material are hitting industrial bioproduction. The subgroup “Sustainability” of the DECHEMA workgroup “Single‐Use Technologies” aims to investigate any potential to quantify sustainability and identify points of concern or contradiction when applying single‐use material. This essay summarizes some facts about its utilization, past and current efforts to define, measure and increase sustainability and recommendations for potential actions.
Published in: Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 10.1002/cite.202200105, Wiley