Tuesday, July 1, 2008 Daily Archives

The Global Biotech Community’s One-Source Contract Manufacturing Solution

Cook Pharmica is a full-service biopharmaceutical contract manufacturer located in Bloomington, IN. Cook Pharmica’s mission is to provide process development, flexible manufacturing, and comprehensive analytical services to the global biotech community; enabling its partners to bring their life-saving discoveries to patients. And with the recent announcement of its expansion into parenteral contract manufacturing, Cook Pharmica will serve the industry as a complete one-source solution. The current API manufacturing facility was designed to support clinical and small-scale commercial products and features…

A State-of-the-Art Facility Uses Disposables and Stainless Steel

Baxter Bioscience’s Hayward CGMP manufacturing facility offers dedicated capacity backed by 15 years of experience in developing and manufacturing monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins. We offer the firepower you need at any stage of development. Our goal is simple: to advance your biologic at any step — from preclinical to commercial — in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible. This state-of-the-art, licensed facility is located in the premier Biotech Bay for fast and flexible service. Just under 30 miles…

Avecia Biologics: Development Expertise. Manufacturing Excellence.

Avecia’s industry-leading expertise enables customers to improve the cost-effectiveness and profitability of new therapies, while maintaining fast-track progress into, and through, their clinical development programme. Process Development and Scale Up Avecia’s experience ensures that process development is applied appropriately dependent upon the development needs of customer products at different clinical stages. Expression in E. coli and yeast, including Pichia pastoris and Saccharomyces cervisiae Wide range of constructs and expression options including developing a customer’s existing system or creating one de-novo…

Next-Generation Tools in Program Management for CMOs

Figure 1. Effectively working with a contract manufacturer’s project management team to ensure project success is a key goal for not only Althea Technologies, but for all companies working on difficult and complex manufacturing projects. Project management tools are widely used to effectively manage biotechnology and pharmaceutical product development. Implementing a project management office (PMO) is still a challenging undertaking for a contract manufacturing organization that has a wide array of project requirements to address. There are a number of…

About i3

i3 is a global business providing integrated scientific strategies and solutions throughout the biopharmaceutical product lifecycle. Its combination of products, services, and knowledge helps companies gain sharper insights that lead to better patient care. i3 Research i3 Research is a full-service clinical research organization (CRO) focused in cardiology, central nervous system, endocrinology and metabolic disease, oncology, and respiratory and infectious disease. Therapeutic specialization drives all aspects of this group’s business — from project staffing and talent management to quality initiatives,…

Who We Are

For more than 25 years, Invetech has been at the forefront of breakthrough product development and automation. Today we are as recognized for our unique approach as for the resulting commercial successes. Working with ambitious start-ups through to successful global businesses, our specialist expertise in design, engineering, and manufacturing enables us to deliver solutions that are as practical as they are marketable. Our award-winning portfolio has led advances across medical, industrial, and consumer markets, enabling clients to forge new ground…

Process Supplements for Optimized Fed-Batch Culture Systems

Figure 1. Fed-batch versions of stirred-tank cell culture have become most popular at large scales. The primary driver of a mid-run addition of nutrients to batch cultures is to increase the quantity of product harvested. The prevalence of fed-batch over other modes is attributable to many practical factors such as reliability, scalability, and application latitude. Increases in the integral of viable cell concentration and volumetric productivity are commonly the greatest improvements obtained (1). Factors determining optimum feeding of cultures include…

Supply Chain Risk Mitigation

SAFC Biosciences views supply chain management as a structured process that seeks to evaluate, monitor and control supply chain risk, safeguarding continuity while maximizing profitability for its supply chain partners. Successful supply chain management in the biopharmaceutical industry is no longer simply a case of having the right material in the right place at the right time to guard against production delays. Today, the basis of our supply chain offering includes risk mitigation, robust supplier relationship management and critical raw…

Supplements for Enhanced Cell Productivity

Figure 1. With over 60 years experience in microbial protein expression, Novozymes offers a range of animal-free recombinant supplements — designed and manufactured exclusively for industrial cell culture — that allow developers to “rethink” their media strategy. These products provide proven performance benefits in a defined and regulatory-compliant manner, ensuring optimal media development for enhanced cell productivity. Recombinant Human Albumin (rHA) Novozymes has developed a range of rHas (Recombumin®, albucult™, and CellPrime™ ralbumin AF-S) suitable for industrial cell culture and…

Cellastim™ Recombinant Human Serum Albumin

Figure 1. Albumin is used in cell culture media as a replacement for serum because of its positive effect on cell growth and productivity (1,2,3). Albumin is a known transporter of nutrients, lipids, and it removes toxins and waste products (2,3). Albumin is a classic performance-enhancing ingredient in many serum-free media formulations (1). However beneficial, plasma-derived albumin is undesirable because animal products present potential contamination by infectious agents. Cellastim™ recombinant human serum albumin is an animal-free albumin specifically developed for…