A Greener Toolbox
Green manufacturing was often not a consideration when most pharma processes were initially developed. But clearly sustainability deserves greater recognition today – and the pressure is rising.
Martin Hayes | | Opinion
Process development is a lengthy, complicated, and expensive process, so there is always a desire for technologies that facilitate the development of more cost-effective and robust processes. Many pharma processes were developed in an era when waste generation and sustainability were not key considerations. Today, as the global market shifts towards realizing a greener economy, there is increasing pressure on the pharma manufacturers to redesign manufacturing processes to make them more environmentally friendly – and this can also translate to a more competitive edge; less waste means higher efficiency. Fortunately, there are ample opportunities for pharma companies to transition to greener chemical processes.
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