Traditionally, pharma manufacturing has been performed using a batch approach. This has been the standard for decades, but that appears to be changing. More and more, pharma companies are looking to continuous manufacturing as the way of the future. Many other industries have long since switched to continuous manufacturing, but pharma has been slow to make the change, for a variety of reasons. Thanks to the development of technology and other factors, the time seems to be right for pharma to fully embrace continuous manufacturing.