As politicians focus on drug cost reduction, biopharmaceutical companies in the US are moving to states with lower taxes, and relocating some facilities that had been offshore.
Vein-to-vein programs are focusing on data access and traceability.
While the US public and law makers push for price controls, pharma’s venture capitalists have other ideas for balancing innovation and affordability.
Focusing on symptoms instead of root causes locks teams into a corrective, rather than preventive, mindset.
Bob Lenich, Emerson's business director for global life sciences, shares insights on where biopharma modeling is now, and where it is heading in the near future.
Legal experts in biopharmaceutical patent law shed some light on trends and recent news.
Modeling is being used for everything from yield improvement to facility design, but new initiatives plan to broaden its reach, both upstream and downstream.
Ireland's National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), together with technology providers such as GE Healthcare, and universities in Ireland and around the world, are developing courses that aim to close the gap between theoretical studies and practical workplace needs.
New guidance from FDA, including standards for interchangeability, is expected to speed development of biosimilars, but experts warn against oversimplifying risk to reduce costs.
Used with perfusion, alternating tangential flow and tangential flow filtration are redefining upstream efficiency.