As Continuous Manufacturing Approaches 'Tipping Point,' Successful Applicants Share Tips
The pharmaceutical industry may be approaching a "tipping point" with applications for continuous manufacturing, and successful applicants share secrets to the success they have achieved with FDA and other regulatory authorities around the world.
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As pharmaceutical companies begin taking advantage of continuous manufacturing, they are realizing how it can transform an industry rooted in batch processing. Now they have drafted a survival guide.