BPI White Papers

Fine-tuning Transient Transfection Conditions is a Prerequisite for Optimal Upstream AAV Manufacturing

Setting up robust and reproducible bioprocesses is a top priority for all biotechnology companies focused on developing life changing AAV-based gene therapies. To do so, innovators crave for breakthrough technologies to maximize productivity while controlling the cost of goods (CoGs) of their AAV vector manufacturing workflow, key to accelerate the speed to commercialization of their clinical programs pipeline. Helper-free triple plasmid transfection of HEK293 cells – adherent or suspension – is the most used upstream method for AAV manufacture. Observing…

Integrating PendoTECH Single Use Sensors for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 refers to the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is currently transforming modern manufacturing and production practices through the use of smart technology and artificial intelligence. At a high level, Industry 4.0 has paved the way for the integration of manufacturing execution systems (MES) with enterprise resource plan (ERP) systems and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Biopharmaceutical manufacturing is currently evolving with the progression of Industry 4.0. The integration of business and manufacturing systems in an intelligent,…

Guidelines for Developing a High Cell Density Cryopreservation Process

Biopharmaceutical manufacturers are leveraging several approaches to intensify processes with a goal of improving efficiency and productivity and reducing costs — all while ensuring the highest quality standards. The upstream workflow offers several opportunities to apply next generation technologies and methods to achieve these important goals. In this white paper we discuss integration of high cell density cryopreservation (HCDC) in the seed train and explore key considerations for developing a cryopreservation process including choice of cryoprotectant and freezing techniques. Use…

Enabling Capabilities and Solutions for all mRNA (Nucleic Acid) platforms – Process Development, Manufacturing and Formulation

Conquer the mRNA era. Advancing together from initial idea to final product. Your molecule’s journey to the market is a long and complex one. You need an experienced and trustworthy partner who understands the varying challenges you face and helps you solve them efficiently, safely and speedily. No matter whether you’re still in the idea stage, ready to scale up your production or need specific regulatory know-how for a successful launch of your mRNA drug. From mRNA development and manufacturing…

The Unique Properties of Gelatin in 3D Bioprinting

How to select the right bioink to secure proper cellular characteristics and functionalities in engineered tissues: exploring the benefits of low endotoxin gelatins. Gelatin has long been a trusted excipient in the pharmaceutical industry. For advanced biomedical applications like in-body use, there are strict regulations for endotoxins levels of the final product (medical device) to avoid unwanted side-effects. 3D bioprinting is a very popular tissue engineering technology used in the field of regenerative medicine. In this whitepaper, we explore the…

Overcoming Challenges in Ophthalmic Formulations through Polymer Selection – A Closer Look at Polyvinyl Alcohol

Ophthalmic drug formulations are growing in importance due to the increased prevalence of eye-related disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. However, ocular drug delivery is challenging due to unique anatomical and physiological barriers such as pre-corneal loss factors including tear turnover, nasolacrimal drainage with potential systemic absorption via the conjunctiva or nasal mucosa, transient residence time, and the relative impermeability of the corneal epithelial membrane. The low ocular bioavailability (<10%) of conventional ophthalmic formulations is driving the need…

Strategies for the Development of a High Throughput Octet® Bio-Layer Interferometry Method to Measure Pharmacokinetics of Monoclonal Antibodies in Preclinical Animal Models

Therapeutic antibodies are developed to treat various diseases, including cancers, immunological disorders, and infectious diseases. The safety and efficacy of these therapeutic molecules may be influenced by the way they interact with the body. Therefore, it is vital to understand how a body reacts to a biopharmaceutical after administration. Pharmacokinetic studies (PK) measure the variations of drug levels in the body as a function of time and are an essential part of the drug development process. Properly designed PK studies…

Sterile Fill/Finish Manufacturing

The bio/pharmaceutical industry is rapidly changing with increased product complexity, shorter timelines, and a push from the FDA for less human intervention in aseptic processing. These changes can often introduce additional risks to the sterile fill/finish process, resulting in production delays, additional costs, and safety concerns. Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing can help eliminate human error and other associated risks when producing small batches of sterile GMP product for Phase 1 and 2 trials using our state-of-the-art Vanrx Microcell Vial Filler…

Case Study – Merck Process Transfer and Scale-Up of Batch Chromatography to Multi-Column Platform

Traditional batch chromatography has high operating costs. Merck sought to evaluate the relative performance and costs of an MCC system. Learn how Merck achieved resin savings and productivity gains by implementing multi-column chromatography with the BioSMB system. Key Learning Objectives: Learn how Merck achieved 3.5x higher productivity with MCC compared to batch mode See how the shift resulted in 80% reduction in chromatographic resin use Find out how Sartorius experts supported Merck’s process transfer Access this case study and learn…

Visit and work with the M Lab™ Collaboration Centers from the comfort of your own lab

Welcome to the M Lab™ Collaboration Centers where life science innovators come to explore big ideas, learn new techniques, and rapidly move from complex problems to just-right solutions–together. Using world-class remote technologies, you can do all this from the comfort of your own lab! We have expanded the walls of our labs by using the latest technology to bring you virtual visits or livestream trainings to support all areas of process development, implementation, and optimization. When you bring a problem…