Author Archives: Jared Ragone

Validation of the New Single-Use Freeze-Pak™STS

Figure 1:  Production of biologics — whether for clinical development or large-scale manufacturing campaigns intended to be converted to final drug product — often involves frozen storage. It provides manufacturing process flexibility while enabling long-term product stability. Products are frozen and stored using a number of technologies: stainless-steel vessels, bottles, carboys, and disposable bags. Although single-use freezing bags are a common choice for storing biologics, challenges with durability persist. Single-use bags intended for freezing and storage are often made with…

Establishing Strategic Supplier Partnerships to Facilitate Manufacturing Success

    In November 2009, Talecris Biotherapeutics announced an ambitious US$269 million expansion of its Clayton, NC, manufacturing facility. The company was subsequently purchased by Grifols, Inc. in 2011. Constructing a new facility with a state-of-the-art manufacturing process intended to generate clinical products involves top-notch project management, exceptional fortitude, and numerous supply chain decisions. Suppliers are often relied on to provide standard product support. When used effectively, they can be an invaluable resource beyond basic services. Additional support may include…