Deciphering the Burgess Shale of single-use bioreactors

Next Generation Pharmaceutical - October 2010

Deciphering the Burgess Shale of single-use bioreactors

Next Generation Pharmaceutical
October 2010

How will the ‘survival of the fittest’ principle apply to designs and vendors of single-use equipment? In the bioprocessing industry, single-use enthusiasts would claim that the dinosaurs are really large-scale stainless steel infrastructure, the furry mammals are disposables, the housing market/stock exchange collapse in 2009 is the meteorite, and the current recession is the Ice Age. Market drivers – the natural selection criteria in this case – are accelerating the adoption of the single-use paradigm.