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Batch to Continuous Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Originally delivered Sep 23, 2020
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    Archived Webinar
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    1 hour
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The continuous manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry for drug substance synthesis and drug product processing is shifting the manufacturing paradigm. The significant impacts have been demonstrated for process intensification, improving quality consistency, shorten drug-to-market time, business competitive advantage, adopting advanced manufacturing, and improving profit margin.  

The audience will learn the advantages and challenges of continuous manufacturing compared to batch processing. The webinar will cover four sections of the bio/pharma industry for continuous manufacturing of: (1) Drug substance; (2) Drug product; (3) Biologics upstream; and (4) Biologics downstream. Case studies and examples will be discussed to explore fundamental technical and business considerations, workflow, technoeconomical analysis, scale-up/down issues, and regulatory considerations.

What you’ll learn:

  • What is continuous manufacturing, with examples and case studies
  • Challenges with system integrations 
  • Framework for process development, and optimization
  • Role of modeling and simulation
  • Control strategy development
  • Physical and digital connectivity and advanced process control

This webinar is part of ongoing Education & Workforce Development efforts of the RAPID Manufacturing Institute. Webinars are free to RAPID Members.


Nima Yazdanpanah

Nima Yazdanpanah is a consultant on advanced manufacturing and modeling and simulation in Bio/pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. His area of expertise covers mathematical modeling, process simulation, particulate matters, process design, and advanced manufacturing.

Prior to starting his consultancy firm (Procegence), Nima was a research scientist with US Food and Drug Administration. He was appointed as a member of an expert team for advancement of emerging technologies to modernize pharmaceutical manufacturing. Nima leads the Next-Gen Manufacturing initiative of AIChE and...Read more

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