Single-Use Technologies – The Perspective of an End User

25th March 2015 | 3:00AM ET / 8:00AM GMT / 9:00AM CET / 4:00PM SGT | Ciarán Kelleher, Senior Principal Engineer, Janssen and Barbara A Paldus, Chief Executive Officer of Finesse Solutions |WATCH FOR FREE


Today use of the term “single use technologies” can be considered as being synonymous with the modern biotech industries. Based on the proliferation of companies now specialising in providing solutions to pretty much anyone anywhere, along with the intensive level of marketing and industry discussion, it is clear to see that the sector has progressed significantly over the years. The ability to purchase systems and technologies off the shelf as a consumable, rather than invest in significant capital infrastructure, better facilitates small enterprises to perform small and pilot GMP scale manufacture in-house. Organisations are able to leverage the experience of the manufacturers in the development of these products. The concept of single use technologies has been proven to produce solutions which are compliant and work. However, there still are questions around regulatory guidance for single use technologies.


profile-3Ciarán Kelleher is a Senior Principal Engineer with the Global Technical Services organisation within Janssen. His specific areas of expertise are in process and equipment design. Ciarán holds a B.Eng(hons), in Chemical and Process Engineering from the Cork Institute of Technology. He currently sits on the subcommittee on System Design within ASME –BPE and is a member of the task group on Disposables within BioPhorum Operations Group (BPOG).




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Official_picDr Barbara A Paldus,  a co-founder of Finesse Solutions, Inc and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. She founded Picarro in 1998 and has served as the Chief Technology Officer. At Picarro, which she also founded while a post-doc at Stanford University, she was responsible for technology strategy, research innovation, and product/business development. She received a Ph.D. in 1998 and M.S.E.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1994 from Stanford University. Dr. Paldus received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering and applied mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1993.




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