Monday, August 1, 2011 Daily Archives

3-L to 2,500-L Single-Use Bioreactors

          PBS Biotech® makes the industry’s most advanced single-use bioreactors. With low-profile, easy to use, and plug and play designs, these systems range from 3 liters to 2,500 liters permitting fully scalable bioprocess solutions from benchtop to production. At PBS Biotech we provide bioprocess solutions. We work with each customer to develop a tailored, single-use bioreactor plan that delivers optimal value in your bioprocess and provides competitive advantage and value that is developed, applied, and measured.…

Expression of a Fab Fragment in Pfēnex Expression Technology™

          The Pfēnex Expression Technology™ platform is a powerful protein Expression Technology based on the novel host Pseudomonas fluorescens. Legacy recombinant protein expression hosts such as E. coli and yeast tend to have high failure rates with regard to expression of soluble, active protein. In addition, the time required to identify the optimal expression strain in these systems is protracted, resulting in significant opportunity cost for drug developers. Leveraging the Pfēnex Expression Technology™ shortens development time…

Bench to Bedside

Over the past decade, the cell therapy field has matured into the next generation of medical technology. In both the United States and the European Union, physicians now have an option to write prescriptions for manufactured engineered cell therapeutics, as they routinely do for prescription medications. And the number of available commercial cell therapies is expected to grow. However, unlike traditional pharmaceuticals, engineered cell therapeutics require geographically dispersed networks of cell collection, engineering, manufacture, distribution logistics, and treatment facilities, thus…

Unique Competence in Biopharmaceuticals

          Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH is a full-service contract manufacturer with over 35 years of experience in the development, production, and approval of biopharmaceuticals in compliance with international GMP standards with a highly skilled staff of 650. As part of the Rentschler Group and headquartered in Laupheim, Germany, Rentschler is one of three leading European CMOs operating globally. Dedicated to delivering high-quality biopharmaceuticals produced in mammalian cell culture, Rentschler has nine stand-alone GMP suites with volumes of…

How Can You Improve Your BioProcess Efficiency by 40%?

          Biopharmaceutical companies generate a vast amount of high-value process data that are typically stored in paper records, data silos, and in the minds of key personnel. This represents valuable corporate knowledge that is often lost or ineffectively used. The manual transcription involved in recording process data necessitates high QA overheads and makes obtaining a holistic view of the processes problematic. It is both time-consuming and costly to support decision-making, root cause analysis, and continuous improvement.…

Sandoz: Provider of Customized Solutions in Biotech Manufacturing

Sandoz is one of the leading specialists in biotech development and manufacturing. Comprehensive know-how is based on more than wo decades in microbial and mammalian cell culture production at commercial scale. Today Sandoz offer a broad variety of integrated services including innovative expression systems, process development, scale-up, and production of recombinant products derived from microbial systems and mammalian cell culture in state-of-the-art facilities. Our expertise is based on numerous projects successfully erformed in collaboration with our customers. Currently, Sandoz is…

Sartopore® 2 XLM

Filters rated at 0.1 µm have been increasingly used for cell culture media filtration due to concerns about mycoplasma contamination of cell cultures. Sartorius Stedim Biotech has recently launched a new 0.1-µm, mycoplasma-retentive, sterilizing grade filter: Sartopore® 2 XLM. it is a heterogeneous, double-layer PES membrane filter with a highly asymmetric 0.2-µm prefilter layer in-built with the same 0.1 µm mycoplasma-retentive final membrane as its predecessor, Sartopore® 2 0.2/0.1. Sartopore® 2 0.1-µm. 10″ cartridges have been validated as mycoplasma-retentive by…

Protein-Free Culture of Sf9 Cells

The development of insect cell culture production systems has produced opportunities for the expression of recombinant proteins for research and therapeutic applications in a non–mammalian cell culture environment. Various insect cell lines have been developed for the baculovirus expression vector system (BEVS). Development of stable transfected Drosophila and lepidopteran cell lines has offered a nonlytic culture for the production of recombinant proteins from insect cells. Spodoptera frugiperda Sf9 cells have been successfully adapted to suspension culture and have become an…

Vetter Development Service

          Vetter, a leading provider of aseptically prefilled drug-delivery systems, launched a new state-of-the-art facility at the Illinois Science + Technology Park in suburban Chicago. The site offers a central US location with a domestic and international airline hub. Moreover, it is uniquely situated in a thriving biopharmaceutical region that offers an established infrastructure, prominent research institutions, and a talent pool of 70,000–80,000 professionals. An expansion of Vetter Development Service, the Chicago site supports preclinical through…

Vivalis CMO Services

Since 2006, Vivalis has operated and maintained a GMP manufacturing facility for the production of monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, and viral-based products. Founded in 1999, Vivalis has developed a series of innovative technologies to address the needs of biopharmaceutical development. These include novel cell substrates, such as our avian EB66® cell line, which has seen wide application in areas from vaccine manufacturing to monoclonal antibody development. Our CMO services not only include those for clients using the EB66® cell line,…