Journal article

Application of a decision-support tool to assess pooling strategies in perfusion culture processes under uncertainty

AC Lim, YH Zhou, J Washbrook, A Sinclair, B Fish, R Francis, NJ Titchener-Hooker, SS Farid

Biotechnology Progress | WILEY | Published : 2005


Biopharmaceutical manufacture is subject to numerous risk factors that may affect operational costs and throughput. This paper discusses the need for incorporating such uncertainties in decision-making tools in order to reflect the inherent variability of process parameters during the operation of a biopharmaceutical plant. The functionalities of a risk-based prototype tool to model cost summation, perform mass balance calculations, simulate resource handling, and incorporate uncertainties in order to evaluate the potential risk associated with different manufacturing strategies are demonstrated via a case study. The case study is based upon the assessment of pooling strategies in the perfus..

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