Single-use connections for bioprocessing equipment

Step 1: Gather inputs

Every batch is unique. We start by gathering all relevant process characteristics for the batch, including:

  • Process flow diagram (PFD)
  • Process description
  • Facility layout
  • Equipment list
  • Mass balance

Our team can create flow paths for all Cytiva equipment and assess connectivity to equipment from other vendors.


Step 2: Process inputs

Cytiva’s subject matter experts use specialized design tools to process the inputs provided in the first step:

  • The aniPlanner layout tool generates a 3D layout of your facility to visualize equipment installation and determine the parts and configuration required to connect process steps.
  • The Batch 360™ configurator creates a consumables flow diagram by matching the equipment list, PFD, and process description with the correct consumables.

Step 3: Batch 360™ workshop

Cytiva’s team meets with you to discuss the output from the design tools. This two- to three-day workshop can be held on-site or virtually, and includes:

  • Closure solution(s)
  • Processing preferences
  • Equipment layout
  • Inventory optimization
  • Warehouse space requirements
  • Regulatory requirements

The team will also provide drawings of single-use assemblies and can start the design of any custom consumables needed.


Step 4: Final deliverables

At the end of the project, you will receive a full package of deliverables including:

  • PFD showing all single-use consumables
  • Bill of materials
  • Volumetric estimate of packages
  • Assembly drawings
  • Validation guides
  • Extractables information