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Kodak sets up pharma arm, invests in continuous manufacture

Kodak is including continuous manufacturing in its repurposed plants as the former photography giant sets up a pharma arm. The US firm is the latest to invest in advanced technologies as Covid-19 accelerates a shift to localised production.

Kodak is including continuous manufacturing in its repurposed plants

CMAC and PwC review continuous manufacturing

CMAC and PricewaterhouseCoopers have released “The Business Case Insights for Continuous Manufacturing”. The document defines the key considerations for the industrial adoption of continuous manufacturing technologies, highlighting the immediate benefits versus existing batch processes.

CMAC and PricewaterhouseCoopers “The Business Case Insights for Continuous Manufacturing”

An automated flow chemistry platform to decouple mixing and reaction times

This article from Reaction Chemistry & Engineering presents a flow chemistry platform that decouples early-stage precursor mixing rates from reaction time using solely off-the-shelf, commercially available, and standard dimension components.

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering – flow chemistry platform

Just keep flowing

The Green Chemistry Initiative Blog discusses what flow chemistry is and why it is important, also explaining how it contributes to sustainability.

The Green Chemistry Initiative Blog – Just keep flowing

Continuous flow upgrading of Selected C2-C6 Chemicals from Biomass

This paper published by the American Chemical Society aims to illustrate the various aspects of upgrading bio-based platform molecules towards commodity or specialty chemicals using new process concepts that fall under the umbrella of continuous flow technology and that could change the future perspectives of biorefineries.

American Chemical Society – Continuous flow upgrading from Biomass

Eindhoven University uses continuous flow in photochemistry research

Science magazine publishes a paper on a revolutionary photochemistry research project at Eindhoven University that uses continuous flow technology.

Vapourtec – science publishes far reaching Eindhoven University research

Science publishes far reaching Eindhoven University research

Catalyst-free biphasic oxidation of Thiophenes in continuous-flow

This article published in the Journal Flow of Chemistry describes the development of a “mild and practical” oxidation process of thiophene derivatives. The process is said to offer a clean and potentially scalable method to facilitate fuel refining.

Journal Flow of Chemistry – Catalyst-free biphasic oxidation of Thiophenes in continuous-flow

Snapdragon installs continuous flow reactors in first-phase expansion

Snapdragon Chemistry has doubled its R&D capabilities in the first of a two -phase expansion project in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Phase two is due for completion in mid-2021.

Snapdragon installs continuous flow reactors in first-phase expansion

 


EVENTS

Continuous Processing in Biopharm Manufacturing

24-25 August 2020 Hynes Convention Centre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 6th annual event invites researchers to discuss the challenges and requirements for transitioning from bench to clinical scale and share their latest pursuit of technologies and approaches to close the gap. Examples of applications of continuous/intensified processing for new/emerging modalities, vaccines and biosimilars will also be explored.

Continuous Bioprocessing

15 September 2020 Düsseldorf, Germany

This conference provides an overview of the concepts of continuous processing and its level of adoption in the biopharmaceutical industry. Besides technological challenges, GMP questions related to continuous processing will be discussed.

4th International Symposium on Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals – Postponed to spring 2021

New dates to be announced Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

The focus of this year’s conference will be on patients and addressing specific implementation barriers to accelerate the adoption of continuous manufacturing.