The prospect of using platform production strategies, both upstream and downstream for the rapid production of pandemic vaccines
is becoming a reality. The major bottlenecks and time constraints imposed by current egg-based or mammalian cell culture manufacturing
strategies could be alleviated by switching to a platform microbial production process. There are a number of such systems
currently in development that in real terms will significantly reduce the vaccine's time-to-market and ultimately save lives.
ANDREW CLUTTERBUCK is the downstream purification team leader, NITIN JAIN is a downstream purification scientist, and DAVID SIMPSON is the process development manager, all at Eden Biodesign, Ltd, Liverpool, UK, +44 151 728 1750, firstname.lastname@example.org
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