Author Archives: BPI Contributor

China’s Emergence in Global Biopharma Manufacturing: Trends in the Chinese Biopharma Industry

This four-part educational series, sponsored by BioProcess International and BioPlan Associates, Inc., highlights key trends emerging in China biopharmaceuticals, using select content BioPlan Associates’ 2018 2nd edition report, Advances in Biopharmaceutical Technology in China, 2nd Ed. The quarterly series, each consisting of articles, an e-book, 40-min webcast, and live presentation at select BPI Events cover China’s Emergence in Global Biopharma Manufacturing: Trends in Chinese Biopharma Industry. The projects include an Overview, Developments in Biologics, Biosimilars, and Global Expansion. The series…

Multi-Product Facility Realized by Modular Automation Platform

This webcast features: Dr. Burkhard Joksch, Product Manager, Bioprocess Automation at Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH, and Dr. Stuart Tindal, Product Manager, FlexAct® Platform at Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH Multi-product facilities need modular package units to realize fast change-over without reducing product quality and process performance. Smart modular package units such as the FlexAct® platform can run pre-qualified and pre-tested recipes, users can rapidly integrate Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s and other manufacturers’ single-use technology in bioprocess operations, achieving faster installations with reduced…

ekko: How Acoustics Cell Processing is Changing Cell and Gene Manufacturing

This presentation features: Kevin Lannon, Director of Global Sales, FloDesign Sonics With an ever-increasing number of cell and gene therapies approaching commercialization, the industry is looking for scalable manufacturing solutions. In order to truly see a step change in improvement, it is crucial for tool providers to design equipment specifically for the GMP environment and the unique needs of cell and gene processing. This presentation will outline: How acoustophoresis and the ekko™ platform is changing the cell processing paradigm Overview…

Development of Affinity Chromatography Adsorbents for Bioseparations

This webcast features: Patrick Gurgel, Head of Research & Development, Prometic Bioseparations. Affinity chromatography has a long history of use in bioprocesses and is a powerful tool in making industrial processes more efficient by reducing the number of steps necessary to achieve the desired target purity and yield. It is common, however, for teams to only consider affinity chromatography as an alternative once other options have been considered, evaluated, and discarded, which translates into a need to develop affinity adsorbents…

From 1mL-100L: Consistent Chromatography Performance Across Multiple Sizes of Pre-Packed Columns

This webcast features: Fletcher Malcom, Product Line Leader, Repligen With the increasing use of pre-packed columns in protein separations, it is critical to demonstrate consistent chromatographic performance at different scales. This allows for seamless process scale-up and scale-down. This webinar will show how chromatography separation remains unchanged across different OPUS® Column sizes. Performance results obtained with bench-scale columns (≥1mL column volume) are demonstrated to be scalable to production sized columns (≤100L column volume). Just fill out the form below to…

High-Viscosity Mixing: Choosing the Right System for the Job

Manufacturers of topical ointments, gels and lotions for BioPharma, personal care and other high-viscosity products face critical product quality challenges in their mixing processes. The better these challenges are understood, the more specific the design and configuration of processing equipment can be, to optimize product quality and maximize plant productivity. Unfortunately, conventional mixing systems may limit the ability of product manufacturers to optimize productivity and efficiency. The inefficiency of conventional dual-agitated vessels, multiple mixing vessels, and the operational complexity of…

Understanding Critical Measurement Parameters in Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Bio-decontamination

Effective destruction of microorganisms can be achieved with vaporized hydrogen peroxide, a safe and effective bio-decontamination method in many applications, including medical device manufacturing and healthcare procedure room decontamination. However, to ensure efficacy, it is necessary to monitor the level of hydrogen peroxide during the bio-decontamination. Measurement parameters are interdependent; temperature affects humidity, as does H2O2 concentration. These in turn will determine the point in time that condensation will occur, a critical phase. Some manufacturers of bio-decontamination chambers or isolators…

Shortening Timelines and Reducing Headaches by Developing a Clinical Trial Strategy Earlier During Drug Development

This webcast features: Kristen DeVito, Global Director, Clinical Supply Services, Catalent Pharma Solutions Biologic clinical trials can be complex with many factors to consider.  Understanding your specific needs and developing a plan early on during drug development can reduce delays and missteps during clinical trials.  This presentation will discuss: How protocol design can impact clinical supply strategy Which clinical supply variables are most likely to be on the critical path Proactive steps to ensure continuity of supply and reduce the…

Don’t Just Pass the Baton: Comprehensive Capabilities and Parallel Processes Accelerate Biologic Development Timelines

Biologic drug development from DNA to commercialization involves many moving parts, which can be difficult for companies to coordinate. For example, there are often new expert stakeholders introduced during each stage of development, leading to inefficiencies and confusion. However, with deep expertise and effective communication between teams, companies can reduce risk and shorten time to clinic and, subsequently, to market. In this webinar series, three biologics subject matter experts will discuss critical considerations in their respective areas of expertise: drug…

Integrated Solutions for Biologics Formulation and Drug Product Development

This webcast features: Dr. Yunsong (Frank) Li, Director of Process Development, Catalent Biologics There are many challenges to conduct thorough drug product formulation development at early stage drug substance process development. Those challenges include material limitation, suitable analytical method, time and labor cost. Sufficient development of the right formulation and dosage form for biologics products early on helps to avoid formulation redevelopment and change during the later stage of product development, which leads to additional analytical, pharmacokinetics or even clinical…