We know our customer’s goal is to commercialize their new product or system – and that reliable, cost-effective source of supply is critical to that process.
Our preparations for scale-up start while we are designing your nanomaterial in the lab, by leveraging “Design for Manufacturing” (DFM) principles. Our proprietary approach leverages DFM best practices including a set of strategies, methodologies and tools to ensure that nanomaterials made in the lab today will seamlessly and cost-effectively transition to our manufacturing environment tomorrow.
Cerion’s DFM program uses a phase / gate process to simplify, optimize and refine the nanomaterial – while avoiding excursions that may complicate scale-up or increase cost during manufacturing. The methodology includes a holistic approach to address all critical business, technical, engineering, regulatory, supply chain and logistics that ultimately inform the final cost of the nanomaterial.
Using this approach, manufactured price simulations can be performed early on, and the pathway for scale-up is well-defined prior to the nanomaterial leaving the lab on its way towards manufacturing.