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How Recent Innovations to Detectors and Sensors Have Made Continuous Bioprocessing Viable

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It has been known for some time that continuous bioprocessing would be a useful strategy in biopharmaceutical production, but it was not quite possible on an industrial scale. Recently, advances to detectors and sensors responsible for measuring real-time critical process parameters and essential attributes of quality have made this idea feasible. Currently, there is a dramatic rise in continuous bioprocessing which would have been impossible without such improvements, either at-line or in-line.

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What Does the Implementation of EU-MDR Mean?

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The passing of the EU Medical Device Regulations (EU-MDR) is forcing medical device manufacturers to update their clinical testing practices and reporting mechanisms. The body of regulations that preceded the EU-MDR, the Medical Device Directive (MDD) is, in comparison, less than half the size of the EU-MDR, was passed in 1993, and is outdated to such an extent that it does not even contain formal contingencies for the definition and classification of software used in medical devices.

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Bioprocessing Single-use Technologies - A Primer

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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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5 Characteristics of Successful Medical Device Product Launches

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The creation of a new medical device involves many steps from initial concept to finished product. Every year billions of dollars are invested in research and development in this industry worldwide. The success (or failure) of the new technology will have a major impact on a company's bottom line.

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So, is Aliphatic TPU Foam All it's Cracked Up To Be?

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Polyurethane raw materials themselves have long seen use as dressings in the medical industry, but aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (aliphatic TPU) foams are gaining popularity as options for wound care management. A basic breakdown of the term can help healthcare industry professionals better understand what they're looking at when they deal with aliphatic TPUs:

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