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Challenges of developing decision-support LCA tools in the biopharmaceutical industry

Ramasamy, S; Titchener-Hooker, N; Lettieri, P; (2013) Challenges of developing decision-support LCA tools in the biopharmaceutical industry. In: Proceedings of the Fourteen International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium. CISA Publisher: Italy. Green open access

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Abstract

The biopharmaceutical industry has been slow in carrying out LCA analyses. However, as the industry matures, the level of scrutiny placed on this industry by international governments will increase and hence, there is an urgent need for the industry to implement decision-support tools for the decision-making processes. Decision-support tools based on life cycle assessment (LCA) can be potentially used for application in the biopharmaceutical industry as an aid to decision making. This paper sets out the challenges associated with developing such decision-support LCA tools. This paper highlights that in order for the industry to overcome these challenges and successfully develop decision-support LCA tools, they require a broader understanding of the biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes and LCA methodology.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Challenges of developing decision-support LCA tools in the biopharmaceutical industry
Event: Fourteen International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
Location: S. Margherita di Pula, Italy
Dates: 2013-09-30 - 2013-10-04
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 CISA Publishers. Reproduced here by kind permission of the publisher. This is the authors' accepted version of this published paper.
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Chemical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1400168
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