Modular/Off-Site Construction and Flexible Aseptic Filling for the Life Science Industries 

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Webinar Summary

Part 1: Modular/Off-Site Construction and PODs; Presented by Pär Almhem / KeyPlants

The terms “Modular”, “Off-Site” and “PODs” are used in a wide range of situations and have different meanings in different situations. In this Webinar we will provide an introduction to Off-Site Construction for the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Industries, discussing what it is, and why it is increasingly becoming an attractive alternative for building new manufacturing capacity and other more complex facilities. In the Webinar we will discuss:

  • What is Off-Site Construction?
  • Advantages of Off-Site Construction
  • When and How to Use Modules and PODs
  • KeyPlant’s Concept
  • Typical Applications
  • Example Project


Part 2: Flexible Aseptic Filling; Presented by Keith Dodson / AST

Flexibility in aseptic filling has become increasingly important in recent years, as Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical companies must produce a variety of drug products and formats with limited space and equipment. In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of flexibility in small batch aseptic fill finish, and explore some solutions offered by AST. We will cover:

  • The need for a flexible format
  • Reducing human involvement in aseptic filling
  • High precision dosing
  • Drive to integrated barrier systems
  • Building a successful aseptic fill-finish process by integrating the operation philosophy of the operating company, the aseptic fill finish equipment design, and the facility.

At the end of the Webinar there will be an opportunity for questions and discussions.



Pär Almhem is the president of ModWave, and the North American representative of KeyPlants of Sweden, leader in modular facilities and solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

Mr. Almhem has 20+ years of experience from modular offsite construction and worldwide project deliveries. He has also served as Swedish Consul of Science and Technology to the U.S., and earlier held senior positions at ABB and Saab in Sweden.

Mr. Almhem holds a Master of Science Degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Linköping University, Sweden.

Email: [email protected]


Keith Dodson is Vice President of Global Business Development and leads AST’s global sales team. With an engineering background, Keith brings over 26 years total experience in the pharmaceutical and CDMO space having worked for multinational companies including 3M, Thermo Fisher, Eurofins and Catalent. Over his career, Keith has helped his customers around the world to identify, scope, and successfully implement capital equipment and technical services projects addressing critical business needs.

Email: [email protected]


About KeyPlants

KeyPlants, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is a leader in modular off-site construction for the life science industry, having executed 100+ projects globally. Our customers benefit from KeyPlants’ vast experience and expertise, resulting in 30-50% shorter timelines and increased predictability with regards to schedule, cost, and quality. KeyPlants deliver turnkey facilities including process equipment, utilities, and digital solutions.


About AST

AST’s line of aseptic fill-finish systems provide solutions for every stage of drug development through commercial production. From semi-automated to fully robotic systems, each of our flexible products can process vials, syringes and cartridges on a single machine with simple change parts.

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