What is Continuous Manufacturing?
The term ‘continuous manufacturing’ —
(A) means a process where the input materials are continuously fed into and transformed within the process, and the processed output materials are continuously removed from the system; and,
(B) consists of an integrated process that consists of a series of two or more unit operations.
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The Case for Continuous Manufacturing
Continuous manufacturing has been shown to greatly reduce the time and cost of developing new medicines while enabling significant improvements in quality and reliability.
Continuous manufacturing is supported by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Unites States Pharmacopeia, Health Canada, the European Medicines Agency, the Chinese Food and Drug Administration, and the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency.