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Technical articles focused on the design, development, and commercialization of single-use regulated devices. 

Bobby Schroeder

Robert (Bobby) Schroeder is a Development Engineer at Boyd Technologies. His responsibilities center around helping translate a concept into a marketable product. Bobby holds a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a competitive fencer, archer, and enjoys playing tennis, throwing axes, and blacksmithing.

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White Paper: Bridging the Gap from Batch to Continuous Bioprocessing

Abstract

For years, traditional batch manufacturing has dominated the biopharma industry. Recently, however, continuous bioprocessing has gained traction among biopharma manufacturers. Below is a look at some of the key differences between these two types of bioprocessing and the resources required for each. Finally, this paper will examine the ways that industry regulations have adapted to the advent of continuous bioprocessing and the ways that continuous production has impacted the single-use market.

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6 Filtration Challenges in Downstream Biopharmaceutical Production

In Brief

Membranes and membrane processes are efficient filtration tools in the manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products. These tools continue to evolve in response to new therapies and processing methods. The membranes used in separation and purification are beginning to play an even more important role as market demand for monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and other gene and cell culture therapies have expanded in recent years. The global mAb therapeutics market is projected to grow from almost US$ 95.6 billion in 2017 to US$ 174.2 billion by 2026.

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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Trying to Reverse Engineer Adhesive

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The process of reverse engineering is demanding work: an analyst initially works with limited information about a product and uses that information to analyze it to discover its composition. When reverse engineering is performed for a product that has a chemical composition--as compared to a machine or a software program--the process is also referred to as deformulation. The major and minor components of the composition are separated and broken down in order to be identified.

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3D Bioprinting in Orthopedics

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The use of flexible materials in the medical field has revolutionized the treatment of a variety of conditions. Orthopedics, in particular, has the potential to benefit enormously from the recent advances in 3D printing. Flexible materials in the form of hydrogels are dominating the research on hard and soft tissue scaffolding. The techniques using hydrogels to create biocompatible scaffolds allow for scalable, customizable products that encourage regeneration of damaged tissue. 

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Bioprocessing Single-use Technologies - A Primer

In Brief

According to BCC Research, the global single-use technology market will reach over $4.3 billion by 2021. The most significant increase will be in the highly adaptable disposable mixing system segment. Mixing systems are used in every form of biopharmaceutical production as well as through stages of testing. 

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