Author Archives: Greg Adams

Future-Proofing and Understanding Your Molecule with Contemporary Analytics and Formulation Approaches

Greg Adams, senior director of global analytical strategy and development, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) “Proteins have personalities.” Adams began. Their three-dimensional structures and folding patterns influence how each protein will behave. Analytical methods that evaluate a protein’s quality attributes need to be reproducible and robust. Proteins are evaluated through elucidating their amino acid sequences, using molecular informatics and modeling, characterizing three-dimensional structures, and understanding the degree of posttranslational modifications. The resulting knowledge will help you ensure consistency and safeguard methods.…

The Portrait of a Protein: Exposing Its Character with Advanced Analytics

Greg Adams (director of analytical and formulation development, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies), BPI Theater @ BIO, June 8, 2016 11:40 am –12:00 pm Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies is a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that has worked on multiple molecules. Adams said that proteins are complicated molecules with three dimensional (3-D) structures (primary, secondary, and tertiary) that are apt to self-aggregate. Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), which we think of as relatively simple proteins, actually have very complex 3-D structures, with multiple…

Formulation/Fill–Finish: BPI Theater @ BIO 2015

Matt Feldman (senior manager of strategic communications, Aeras) 10:00–10:25 am Vaccines, Global Health, and the Future of Fighting Tuberculosis Aeras is a nonprofit biotechnology company located in Rockville, MD, with other locations in Beijing, China, and in Cape Town, South Africa. Its mission is to advance tuberculosis (TB) vaccines worldwide. The fully integrated biotech company has in-house capabilities in finance, portfolio management, and manufacturing, taking products from preclinical through phase 2b clinical trials. Aeras is governed by a board of…

Application of SoloVPE to UV Concentration Measurement

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is implementing the newest evolution of UV-vis spectroscopy. The simple- to-use SoloVPE system provides accurate concentration measurements in under a minute, whereas comparable UV methods may take over an hour. This difference translates into less time spent on cumbersome in-process testing and more time spent confidently making product. It can measure concentration without the need for dilution, which eliminates pipetting and mixing errors associated with sample preparation. Read the full text of this application note in the…