Biopharmaceutical manufacturing has certainly come a long way in terms of innovation, but now it has many more miles to go, literally—on a truck.
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, I will be attending GE Healthcare Life Sciences’s ReadyToRock Tour 2012 in Piscataway, New Jersey. This 1000-ft2 mobile suite features the company’s ReadyToProcess platform, which contains bioreactors, filters, tubing and connectors, chromatography systems, and columns—all preconditioned, ready to plug in, and use. GE’s team of experts will also be on board for live presentations and demonstrations of the equipment.
Inside the truck are several ReadyKarts with different devices set up for readily available demos. Some of the individual karts include a WAVE Bioreactor designed for R&D and production use, a cell culture media kit, cell clarification and concentration capabilities, buffer handling, liquid chromatography and filtration systems, and several other features.
This should be an interesting way to see some of the industry’s biomanufacturing capabilities up close and how they operate.