Issue Date: October 12, 2015
Continuous Flow Expert Snapdragon Takes Root
People have recognized the promise of continuous manufacturing processes ever since Henry Ford’s auto assembly line kicked into action. Even so, pharmaceuticals are still made in batches. Proponents of continuous-flow chemistry have argued for years that assembling these molecules is not all that different from making Model Ts. With continuous flow, they say, drugs can be put together more efficiently, more safely, and with a smaller footprint.
“Nearly every major manufacturing industry, with the exception . . .
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