Single-use Technology: A Step Towards Future Transformation

Over the past decade, the biopharmaceutical industry has witnessed several advancements in terms of bioprocessing. Bioprocess technology is one of the integral parts of biotechnology that deals with different biological processes involving living or competent cells to get value added products at the end of the process. Recently, an increasing demand for various efficient technology is has been observed in the biopharmaceutical industry where, single-use technology has emerged as one of the most prominent technology and is proven to be amongst the reliable one. Single-use technology involves the use of single-use systems, which are disposable in nature and can be used only once. This technology is used in the bioprocessing industry for both upstream and downstream processes. Upstream processing primarily involves the use of single-use bioreactors, sensors, filters, media bags and containers, while in downstream processes, single-use technology is used for chromatography, centrifugation, filtration, sampling system and connectors.[1] The history of bioprocessing technology is mentioned below.

Single-use Technology: history of bioprocessing technology

The adoption of single-use technology over traditional stainless-steel has increased exponentially over the past few years. It has mitigated several challenges associated with the traditional stainless-steel technology.  The acceptance of single-use technology by biopharmaceutical domain as a key part for efficient processing. The market for single-use technology is gradually expanding across various regions globally. The industry is slowly switching towards single-use technology over stainless-steel because it is vanishing the challenges faced by the conventional technologies[3] Certain challenges associated with stainless-steel technology has been discussed below:

single-use technology challenges for the industry

Irrespective, of the various challenges, single-use technology has emerged as an optimal solution for the biopharmaceutical industry. The disposable equipment has created the new segments that is evolving rapidly. Single-use technology is able to capture the share of biopharmaceutical market due to various advantages including cost saving, time saving and reduced cross contamination Further advantages are mentioned below

As the demand for single-use technology is increasing in the biopharmaceutical industry. Market trend is shifting towards the adoption of the single-use technology at a global level. The major equipment that are being manufactured in the various regions include single-use bioreactors, sensors, mixers, media bags, connectors and samplers. The demand for these equipment are increasing with time. The industry anticipates a revenue growth as this equipment enters the domain. Single-use technology domain is expected to hold the greatest share globally in the coming years. The current future trend in this domain includes the following.

Single-use technology future trends - Roots Analysis

Single-use technology has gained a positive significance in the biopharmaceutical industry. However, there are still certain drawbacks associated with this technology that majorly includes the standardization as compared to the traditional stainless-steel technology. On the other hands this technology is providing various benefits to the biopharmaceutical domain and expanding its market globally. In the near future, it is expected that the market of single-use equipment is likely to get more strengthen.

For more details on this emerging domain, check out the following report:

Single-use Bioreactors Market

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