The pharmaceutical industry today is experiencing a paradigm shift from batch to continuous manufacturing, which promises greater flexibility to target diverse populations, as well as more-consistent product quality to ensure best efficacy. However, shifting to continuous processing means that even basic process steps, such as feeding, can become unexpected but are crucially important. In this review, we will present the fundamental differences between dispensing (batch) and feeding (continuous) and how they impact the formulation design space. We will further outline our rational development approach, applicable to continuous unit operations in general, which includes standardized material and process characterization, as well as predictive modeling based on advanced, multidomain simulation tools.
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