Single-Use Technologies/Systems (SUT/SUS) have become increasingly prevalent in recent years in Bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing. SUT/SUS are typically made of plastic material and are delivered pre-sterilised by Gamma or X-Ray irradiation. As the name suggests, Single-Use equipment is disposed of and replaced after use.
There are a number of benefits, compared to traditional stainless steel process equipment. One of the main benefits is that time and energy consuming cleaning and sterilisation procedures are no longer required. Other benefits of Single-Use Technologies/Systems are shorter Time to Market cycles, reduced plant footprint, substantially lower CAPEX and decreased time for changeover resulting in a higher output.