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For the Love of Continuous!

This article was published in our sister publication, The Small Molecule Manufacturer, which celebrates the field of small molecule drug development and manufacturing with interviews and articles focusing on success stories, equipment, and new processing techniques. Read more about The Small Molecule Manufacturer here https://themedicinemaker.com/manufacture/small-but-never-forgotten

How did the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing come to be?

The center’s journey began in the early 2000s. Novartis had an interest in continuous manufacturing practices and had been working in collaboration with MIT to help facilitate a transition away from traditional batch manufacturing processes. The Swiss multinational pledged $65 million to MIT to pursue research into what was, at the time, a really novel method of producing drugs. 

I had been involved in some of the early talks with the Novartis’ head of manufacturing, and the conversations we had helped dictate the aims of the 10-year partnership that was formed. Everything came together in the mid-2000s, as a team was formed to assess the benefits of collaborating on continuous manufacturing for the wider industry.

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Maryam Mahdi

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After finishing my degree, I envisioned a career in science communications. However, life took an unexpected turn and I ended up teaching abroad. Though the experience was amazing and I learned a great deal from it, I jumped at the opportunity to work for Texere. I'm excited to see where this new journey takes me!

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