GLOSSARY: Single Use Technology

Single Use Technology, or limited-use technologies (also termed “disposables”) have had a transformative impact on the development and production of biopharmaceuticals. Single use technology started with the use of membrane filters, which have been in use in biopharmaceutical processing since the earliest days of the industry and their use can be traced to the mid-1970s, when the United States Food and Drug Administration required non-fiber releasing filters to be used in the production of injectables.