2011

Rational Culture Media Design™

          Irvine Scientific is committed to supporting the biopharmaceutical industry in the successful development and commercialization of biopharmaceutical products. A strong understanding of our media products is not the only basis for our successful supply, but the foundation of the innovation we provide to the market. Knowing innovation can result from the next big idea or an incremental change, we look for the small critical elements in our business that provide substantial process improvements and value…

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…

Protein Crystallization in Downstream Processes

Two decades of intensive development of novel expression systems for mammalian cells and microorganisms have led to a significant increase in fermentation titers in the biopharmaceutical production of proteins (more than 20 g/L in microbials and more than 4 g/L in mammalian cell culture). However, dynamic binding capacity of chromatography resins is often limited, and very large chromatography columns are needed to purify such large amounts of target proteins. New paths for cost-efficient purification are therefore needed, including downstream processing…

EcoPrime

LEWA developed its first pulseless pump for liquid chromatography in the late 1970s and delivered its first chromatography system in the early 1980s. LEWA is the leader in supplying pumps used for pilot and industrial HPlC, SMB, and lPlC chromatography worldwide. A customer came to us several years ago requesting a lowpressure liquid chromatography system with a flow range of 20 − 2,200 L/h. They also wanted the ability to achieve linear gradient from 1 to 99%. We designed and…

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…

Increase Efficiency and Accelerate Protein Workflows with the LabChip GXII

Vaccine engineering, antibody quality screening, and glycosylation profiling processes can generate large quantities of protein samples that must be analyzed in a timely manner. Generation of high-quality data and rapid, quantitative analyses are mandatory to determine next steps. Although still heavily relied upon, sodium dodecyle sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) is labor-intensive and only semiquantitative, and its throughput capacity is limited. Quantitative analysis techniques such as capillary electrophoresis (CE) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) do not provide the throughput necessary…

Plant Engineering and Construction by M+W Group

A subsidiary of the M + W Group, M+W Process Industries GmbH is a leading global engineering and construction company offering complete process and facilities solutions from design to construction. M+W Process Industries has the experience and the know-how for design and execution of all types of biotechnology and pharmaceutical production systems. The portfolio includes research plants as well as industrial facilities, monoproduct and multiproduct plants, variable single-use systems, and large-volume stainless-steel production units. The needs and requirements of our…

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,…

Althea Technologies, Inc.

          Althea is a contract developer and manufacturer of biopharmaceutical and injectable products, with fully integrated product development and cGMP manufacturing expertise to support client projects from preclinical development through commercial supply. Each project program at althea is tailored to the specific needs of your product, allowing you to leverage our entire integrated manufacturing approach, or just the parts you need. While realizing all of the tangible benefits of consolidating your development and manufacturing steps, you’ll…

Cryogenic Storage of Human Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells

Successful cryopreservation of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) depends on a number of factors: biopreservation media, freezing rates, and storage using sterile, cryogenically durable storage bags. Cell-Freeze® cryogenic storage containers are 510(k) cleared for storage, preservation, and transfer of hematopoietic progenitor stem cells (HPCs). These bags are made from a unique polyolefin film that offers excellent durability while remaining flexible when stored at ultralow temperatures (−196°C). Their proprietary membrane port design offers thinner walls for increased flexibility, and an industry-standard label…