BioPharm International January 2017

January 2017 | Volume 30, Issue 1
BioPharm International January 2017 Issue
Cover Story
Questions about new healthcare policies, investments, drug approvals, and more will test Biopharma.
Features
Consider best practices for placing, maintaining, and calibrating temperature sensors.
How involved should HTA bodies be in assessing cost effectiveness and reimbursements?
Primary packaging and container design reflects a move to patient-friendly formulations and delivery systems.
Robust venture capital investment gives CDMOs and CROs a positive outlook for 2017.
FDA plans to advance initiatives for ensuring reliable production of drugs and biologics in 2017.
Isothermal titration calorimetry and differential scanning calorimetry are valuable tools that can help accelerate drug development.
Excipient selection strongly influences lyophilization performance for biologic drugs.
There is much work to do to achieve efficient, cost-effective production processes.
A Q&A with PCI Pharma Services about best practices for choosing and maintaining temperature sensors in cold and cryogenic storage.
Peer-Reviewed Research
This study aims at understanding the differences between porcine and bovine trypsin from both pancreatic and recombinant origins.
Upstream Processing
The authors describe the development and validation of a highly sensitive point-of-use pressure decay test.
Ask the Expert
Siegfried Schmitt, PhD, principal consultant, PAREXEL, discusses how to handle audits and inspections during business expansion.
From the Editor
Report: Global medicine spending will reach nearly $1.5 trillion by 2021.
Product Spotlight
By BioPharm International Editors
The Thermo Scientific Decapper 500 and 550 series tube capping systems are fully automated capping systems for use in medium- to high-throughput biotech, pharmaceutical, and clinical laboratories doing compound storage, high-throughput screening, biobanking, and genomic storage.
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