Covid-19: Investigating flexible and risk-averse Integrated Solutions to Accelerate Vaccine Production
The world is expecting a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021. To meet this aggressive timeline, vaccine manufacturers will not have time to build dedicated facilities: the first generation of COVID-19 vaccine will rely heavily on single-use technologies to ensure rapid installation and validation of new production lines, and existing facilities will be adapted to accommodate the production of the billions of needed doses. Under such a time pressure, how can vaccine developers take the right decision and mitigate risks when it comes to equipment sizing, technology selection and layout considerations?
The presentation will explain why it is critical to put the process at the center of all decisions; and also show different approaches in cases where processes are not fully defined and scenarios where different processes and/or scales need to be executed in the same facility. Experiences from multiple projects will be shared.
Key Learning Objectives
- Gain insight to the process-centric approach that Sartorius uses to identify the workflow and process needs dictating equipment selection, layout and early cost estimation
- Obtain an understanding of how integrated process needs are translated into integrated process solutions
- Benefit from the consultancy and experience a Single Use Technology Manufacturer can offer into a new process requirement for efficient solutions
- Learn about the transparency and expertise that the consultancy services of a long-term partnership can bring
Meet Our Expert
Head of Integrated Solutions EMEA/LAT
Christian Manzke holds a diploma in Chemistry and a PhD in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. He joined Sartorius in 2001 and has been Head of Integrated Solutions Sales for Europe since 2010. Christian is responsible for a team of process specialists who work on customer-specific projects in the biopharmaceutical industry. Understanding the business case of the customer alongside the process needs allows the Integrated Solutions team to develop tailor-made technical and commercial solutions.