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Modular Facility Design: A Cost-Effective Option In The Post-Blockbuster Drug Era

Source: M+W Group
Modular Facility Design: A Cost-Effective Option In The Post-Blockbuster Drug

By Mike Salinas, Director of Manufacturing Technology

The pharmaceutical industry has undergone a sea of change in recent years as manufacturers have adapted to the end of the era of large-volume production of mass-market blockbuster drugs. With firms now focusing in on subpopulations of patients, there is a need for lean, adaptable facilities that can switch quickly between multiple products in multiple formats. Modular facilities can meet this need. While not a panacea, for the right project characteristics, ‘Modularity in Design’ can deliver significant and quantifiable long-term value.