Daily Dose #3: Single-Use Implementation Costs and Considerations
When considering the purchase and implementation of single-use technologies there are many variables to evaluate. One important consideration is how the new single-use systems will integrate with the existing facility infrastructure. In many cases, a hybrid stainless steel/single-use arrangement make the most sense. While initial costs for single-use equipment might be lower than traditional stainless steel equipment, examination of single-use disposal and/or recycling costs have to be figured into the total cost equation.