Manufacturing

Improving the Bioavailability of Challenging APIs using Hot Melt Extrusion with Polyvinyl Alcohol

New molecular entities (NMEs) are becoming larger, more crystalline and more lipophilic and, as a result, less soluble. While approximately 40% of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) currently on the market show poor solubility, it is estimated that between 60 and 90% of compounds in development have solubility challenges.1,2 For an oral formulation, API solubility and permeability are critical factors for absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. As a result of this, solubility-enhancing formulation techniques have become an area of focus for…

What Technologies Should You Apply to Your Vaccine-Specific Process?

Vaccines have been protecting against disease since the late 1700s. They function by triggering the immune system to generate short-term and long-term responses. Because there are many pathogens, there are also many vaccines. They can be classified by antigen character, but the manufacturing flows used to produce them are relatively similar. Read now our Vaccine Bioprocessing Handbook to learn more on similarities and differences on Vaccine processes for: viral vaccines, Virus-Like Particle (VLP) Vaccines, Polysaccharide Conjugated Vaccines, Viral Vector Vaccines…

Advantages of Spray-Dried Mannitol in Roll Compaction Processes

Granulation steps as wet granulation are applied before the final step of tableting in order to achieve content uniformity, flowability and compressibility. Wet granulation applies water and therefore needs a drying step. To omit this for reasons of cost and API stability dry granulation or roller compaction is a compromise to achieve the desired content uniformity without having water involved and a subsequent drying step. Studies available in literature mostly focus on the use of MCC and lactose in this…

Fragment-Based Screening in Drug Discovery: How to Improve Hit Rates & Deliver Higher-Value Targets

Learn about the basics of fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD), one of the most valuable approaches to small molecule screening and now even more widely used today by pharma companies than high-throughput screening (HTS) HTS’s main limitations — low success rates for more challenging targets, high level of false positives, and the size of the compound libraries — are propelling the use of FBDD. This change is also driven by the rise in the number of explorative targets, which demands not…

Enabling Vaccine Production: Solving Challenges

Vaccine developers are in need of more efficient and cost-effective approaches to manufacturing. To achieve this, we actively collaborate with academia, researchers and manufacturers to develop and optimize innovative tools, processes and strategies to resolve bottlenecks and accelerate the availability of vaccines to the global population. This e-book contains a series of case studies highlighting our recent collaborations with organizations and thought leaders on the front lines of the battle against challenging pathogens. From proof-of-concept to full commercial-scale manufacturing, discover…

Single-Use Systems: Globalizing Best Practices and Technology Specifications

The challenges of multi-national bioprocessing operations are numerous. They include finding highly skilled experts for each site, lack of expertise with single-use systems, contamination risks and redundant efforts and resources—all of which can lead to higher costs. But these challenges also present opportunities for increasing speed to market, eliminating redundant work and overall cost savings. This white paper details the best practices used in global drug manufacturing. The key is global coordination. Best practices and specifications need to be identified…

Technology Transfers – A Beginner’s Guide

Pharmaceutical developers are increasingly relying on external manufacturing partners for expertise to develop and commercialize their products. In fact, contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) now process and manufacture approximately 28 percent of the world’s prescription and non-prescription drugs. Innovation is coming from all corners of pharma including independent labs, scientific consortia, academia and government programs. These emerging sources of drug innovation often have excellent science but few resources and a lack of experience in commercializing formulations and drug product…

Three Ways to Successfully Scale-Up Your Bioprocessing Production

When developing a biopharmaceutical manufacturing process, an R&D or process development team may fall into the trap of developing a process in the lab which is difficult to scale to work with larger volumes in production, leading to delays and costly additional development later on. It is therefore crucial that, where possible, technology is used at small-scale which can be scaled alongside the process in a consistent manner. Taking a thoughtful and strategic approach can help biopharmaceutical products get to…

Challenges Of Host Cell Protein Analysis With ELISA And How To Obtain Better Coverage Of Your ELISA Antibody Reagents

Why is host cell protein (HCP) detection and removal so critical when manufacturing biologics? Product purity and, most importantly, patient safety depends on it. Sandwich ELISA has been a favored method for HCP testing due to its high sensitivity and high throughput, but challenges and limitations exist. Coverage depends strongly on the use of antibody reagents that adequately detect and capture HCPs. In this webinar, we address effective techniques for both optimizing HCP ELISA coverage through the selection of reagents…

Single-Use Systems: Globalization Best Practices and Technology Specifications

The challenges of multi-national bioprocessing operations are numerous. They include finding highly skilled experts for each site, lack of expertise with single-use systems, contamination risks and redundant efforts and resources—all of which can lead to higher costs. But these challenges also present opportunities for increasing speed to market, eliminating redundant work and overall cost savings. This white paper details the best practices used in global drug manufacturing. The key is global coordination. Best practices and specifications need to be identified…