chapter  14
Advancements in Membrane Processes for Pharmaceutical Applications
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Filtration-and membrane-based separation operations are used in the manufacture of many pharmaceutical products. These operations range, for example, from the clarication of fermentation broths used in the production of antibiotics to virus clearance for plasma-derived protein therapeutics, to sterile ltration of heat-labile products, and beyond. Innovations in membrane materials and module design allow membranes to be used in an increasingly wider range of manufacturing steps. This chapter describes different membrane technologies and their applications during the manufacture of pharmaceutical products such as antibiotics, plasma-derived proteins, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and parenterals (small and large volumes).