CPV of the Future: AI-powered continued process verification for bioreactor processes

Andrej Ondracka, Arnau Gasset, Xavier Garcia-Ortega, David Hubmayr, Joeri B. G. van Wijgaarden, José Luis Montesinos-Seguí, Francisco Valero , Toni Manzano*

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According to the standard guidelines by the FDA, process validation in biopharma manufacturing encompasses a lifecycle consisting of three stages: Process design (PD), Process qualification (PQ), and Continued process verification (CPV). The validity and efficiency of the analytics methods employed during the CPV require extensive knowledge of the process. However, for new processes and new drugs, such knowledge is often not available from PPQV. In this work, the suitability of methods based on machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI) for the CPV applied in bioprocess monitoring and cell physiological control of the yeast Pichia pastoris (Komagataella phaffii) was studied with limited historical data. In particular, the production of recombinant Candida rugosa lipase 1 (Crl1) under hypoxic conditions in fed-batch cultures was considered as a case study. Supervised and unsupervised machine learning models using data from fed-batch bioprocesses with different gene dosage clones under normoxic and hypoxic conditions were evaluated. Firstly, a multivariate anomaly detection (isolation forest) model was applied to the batch phase of the bioprocess. Secondly, a supervised random forest model for prediction of required operator's control actions during the semi-automated fed-batch phase under hypoxic conditions was assessed to maintain the respiratory quotient (RQ) within the desired range for maximizing the specific production rate (qP). The performance of these models was tested on historical data using independent evaluation of the process by the process control engineer (subject matter expert - SME), and, on real-time data in the case of manual action prediction, where the model was implemented to guide the control of the bioprocess. The work presented here constitutes a proof-of-concept that multivariate analytics methods, based on machine learning, can be a valuable tool for real-time monitoring and control of biopharma manufacturing bioprocesses to improve its efficiency and to assure product quality.

Idioma originalEnglish
Pàgines (de-a)146
Nombre de pàgines165
RevistaPDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
Data online anticipada19 de set. 2022
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de maig 2023


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