BioPharm International-08-01-2019

Successful process intensification with inline dilution requires effective monitoring and control.

New tools and policies aim to support more complex manufacturing processes.

Experts explore the role gene-editing techniques can play in regenerative medicine and cell-line development.

From the Editor

August 01, 2019

Half a century after man first walked on the moon, space-based science is exploring benefits for Planet Earth.

Quality risk management plans provide identified actions to ensure a continuous supply of safe and effective drug products, says Susan J. Schniepp, executive vice-president of post-approval pharma and distinguished fellow, Regulatory Compliance Associates.

Strong personnel training, detailed SOPs, commitment to data integrity, investigation and implementation of appropriate modern methods, and employing Lean and Six Sigma methodology initiatives are key best practices for the quality control microbiology lab.

Features

August 01, 2019

Higher cell densities are driving innovations in harvesting, including closed systems for intensified processes.

Using advanced HDX-MS and native MS techniques can improve the identification of potentially successful biologic drugs and de-risk CMC and clinical designs.

Features

August 01, 2019

Despite the growing popularity of single-use technologies in biomanufacturing, there are still instances where stainless steel is the better option.

Personalized medicine and direct-to-patient trial models have made the difficult even more challenging.

Cover Story

August 01, 2019

Now that the first genetically modified cell therapies are being manufactured, the industry must move beyond “whatever works” to meet growing demand.

Features

August 01, 2019

Too narrow a focus on regulatory compliance may prevent organizations from embracing-and profiting from-quality and operational excellence.

Protein characterization is a critical part of drug development, but as there are still limitations with available techniques, industry needs to look at technological advances to meet the specific requirements of complex molecule characterization.

Tecan’s Spark Cyto cell plate reader offers real-time detection and analysis of biological, chemical, and physical events while consistently capturing the maximum amount of data from every well.

Product Spotlight

August 01, 2019

Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s Generation 2 ambr 15 cell culture microbioreactor system offers increased flexibility and expanded capability for clone selection, media and feed optimization, and early process development work.

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