A Q&A with Alan George, Pharmaceutical Product Line Manager, ILC Dover
Alan George is the Product Manager for ILC Dover’s flexible containment and disposable systems and has been actively supporting the development of flexible containment solutions for a wide range of processing equipment for over 13 years. During this process, he and ILC’s engineering staff have collaborated with Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical manufacturers to create reliable flexible products used in the production of compounds.
After receiving his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, Mr. George’s background over the past 30 years with ILC has ranged from design through program management to the introduction of new products for both Department of Defense and commercial uses. He’s a member of ISPE and has chaired sessions focusing on Flexible Containment uses within the pharmaceutical industry.
In this Q&A, Alan responds to 7 questions concerning the use of flexibles to support powder charging in biopharmaceutical operations. Questions range from the value of closed charging to the need for customization.