Classical Pharmaceuticals
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Ease of Use and Flexibility with Single-Use

Single-use technologies reduce manufacturing time and costs by eliminating cleaning and validation steps. Along with these benefits, however, come new considerations including chemical compatibility of plastic components and the shift of critical validation strategies from the end-user to the supplier.

Assess the Chemical Compatibility of Your Single-Use Components

Single-use equipment is typically manufactured from polymeric materials. Process fluids, depending on their chemical composition, might negatively interact with these polymers. The challenge is finding materials of construction which are compatible with your raw materials and process streams. Moreover, it is often difficult to find detailed guidance on the steps needed to demonstrate chemical compatibility. Regulatory and guidance documents cover a wide variety of products and processes and do not provide detail on specific methods or procedures.


Proper selection and qualification of single-use equipment and materials for pharmaceutical manufacturing should include a thorough assessment of the chemical compatibility of the product contact components.

It is important to partner with a supplier who:

  • Understands your process and has an in-depth knowledge of single-use materials
  • Assists in assessing process risks, and provides recommends on how to appropriately mitigate those risks.

Learn more about the selection and qualification of single-use in manufacturing.