With decreasing profit margins, increasing cost pressures, growing regulatory compliance concerns, mounting pressure from generic drugs and increasing anxiety about the future of healthcare reimbursement, pharmaceutical manufacturers are now forced to re-examine and re-assess the way they have been doing things. In order to sustain profitability, these companies are looking to reduce waste (of all kinds), improve efficiency and increase productivity. Many of them are taking a closer look at lean manufacturing as a way to achieve these goals. Lean biomanufacturing re- visits lean principles and then applies them sympathetically – in a highly practical approach – to
the specific needs of pharmaceutical processes, which present significantly different challenges to more mainstream manufacturing processes. A major goal of the book is to highlight those problems and issues that appear more specific or unique to biopharmaceutical manufacturing situations and to provide some insights into what challenges are the important ones to solve and what techniques, tools and mechanisms to employ to be successful.
Following an introduction to lean biomanufacturing, the book goes on to discuss lean technologies and methods applied in biomanufacturing. Later chapters cover the creation and implementation of the transition plan, issues facing the biopharmaceutical industry, creating a lean approach towards biopharmaceutical processes and the contribution of simulation models in developing these processes.The final chapter covers examples of new technology innovations which help facilitate lean biomanufacturing.
HOW TO ORDER
Order Hotline: +44 (0) 1223 497712
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 832819
Woodhead Publishing Limited 80 High Street, Sawston Cambridge, CB22 3HJ, UK
Woodhead Publishing USA
1518 Walnut Street, Suite 1100 Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
US and Canadian orders: Our titles can be ordered from your specialist book supplier, online bookstore or college store, Barnes & Noble stores and many other retailers. In case of difficulty, please contact: email@example.com or call (215) 928 9112.
Trade orders: Order from Ingram Publisher Services, Phone: (888) 790 0430 Fax: (800) 838 1149 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT INFORMATION AND PRICES ARE CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS BUT ARE SUBJECT TO ALTERATION WITHOUT NOTICE.