Manufacturing

Single-Use Powder Containment for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

For many years, media and buffer ingredients used in powder form were transferred from stock containers using open scoops, weighed and mixed in buckets or open-top bags, and then carried in and dumped from those buckets or open-top bags directly into production vessels—based on the premise that sterility wasn’t required at that early stage of manufacturing. While much of this process was often carried out in a separate room from the production line to contain airborne contaminants, final transfer to…

BIOne – Single-Use Bioreactor System

Convert your existing benchtop glass bioreactor to a single-use bioreactor in seconds. Distek, Inc. has developed a benchtop scale single-use bioreactor (SUB) system for mammalian cell growth and recombinant protein production. The pre-sterilized BIOne system is engineered with a disposable headplate welded to a triple-layered liner that can be easily inserted into a non-sterile bioreactor glass vessel, converting it to a sterile, disposable SUB within a matter of seconds. Simply remove your existing headplate and place the preassembled and irradiated…

Implementing Global Best Practices and Technology Specifications for Single-Use Systems

As global markets become more and more important, so does global manufacturing. But when your company has several manufacturing sites across the world it can be difficult to streamline efforts, manage costs and share valuable information. Our recent white paper “Implementing global best practices and technology specifications for single-use systems” tackles the issues of multinational drug manufacturing and offers several best practices that can help you cut your time to market, lower probability of process troubleshooting during start-up and decrease…

Case Studies Using Mass Spectrometry to Characterize a Protein-Hapten Drug Substance

Clients often come to us with protein conjugation process needs that can require development of new and innovative methods to assure process validation for conformance manufacturing. Our staff utilizes state-of-the art technologies and instrumentation for a wide range of protein drug manufacturing challenges. These scientists provide the expertise and experience needed to develop accurate and highly reliable assay methods designed specifically to assure successful conformance manufacturing of their protein-hapten or protein-drug conjugate. This white paper illustrates just one example of…

The Standardization of Single-use Components for Bioprocessing

As single-use systems become more widely adopted, the focus in the bioprocessing industry is shifting from acceptance of the technology to standardization. While the standardization discussion encompasses many topics (including how products are tested, assembled, etc.), components are a critical area for improvement. With so many ways to apply single-use and hybrid bioprocessing systems, organizations must take action to standardize equipment in order to streamline operations and help reach the full potential of the technology. This paper discusses standardization in…

Solving Viscosity in Automated Particle Imaging

Micro-Flow Imaging™ (MFI) easily detects particle size and morphology on a wide range of particle contaminants. And when you add the Bot 1 Autosampler to your MFI 5000 Series system, you’ve got the automated go-to method of choice for particle analysis today. Together, this combination lets you quickly screen for any changes in levels of particle contaminants like protein aggregates and silicone oil in your biopharmaceutical formulation. Highly concentrated protein solutions can be a little trickier to analyze with other…

Your Reliable Contract Manufacturing Solution Partner in China

This whitepaper focuses on Boehringer Ingelheim’s development and manufacturing facility in China. As one of the world’s leading organizations in the area of biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing, Boehringer Ingelheim is the first multi-national pharmaceutical company that brings over 30 years of experience in biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing to China, to better serve patients and the biopharmaceutical industry – both in China and in the world. As a pioneer in biopharmaceuticals with more than 35 years of experience the company has brought more…

ThawSTAR™ Automated Cell-Thawing System: Breakthrough Adaptive Sensing Technology for Reproducible, Standardized Cell Thawing

Advances in cryopreservation techniques have been crucial for the substantial progress achieved in many fields, including cell biology research, drug discovery, bio-banking, and assisted reproduction. While cryopreservation techniques have markedly improved, downstream cell thawing techniques have thus far been neglected, even though proper thawing of cryopreserved materials is essential for optimal cell viability. The success of high-promise fields such as cellular therapy and regenerative medicine require reproducible and standardized handling of the therapeutic cells, which includes thawing both during manufacturing…

Secondary Packaging: Creating Value with Product Lifecycle Management

with Daniela Guttmann and Susanne Hall Increasing regulatory requirements combined with the market pressure to develop patient-friendly drug delivery systems make product lifecycle management (PLM) a decisive field for today’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Their strategic service providers also are affected by those conditions. For example, as an internationally operating contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), Vetter reports an increasing number of life-cycle management projects with its customers in the past years. Learn more in this white paper from Vetter.…

The Path to Genderless Connectors: How Genderless Connectors Lead to More Flexibility, Faster Changeovers and Reduced Costs

Genderless sterile connectors — with their ability to interconnect with each other without male/female limitations — can enhance the flexibility of single-use systems in a wide range of bioprocessing applications. Genderless connectors reduce system complexity, which in turn lowers requirements for inventory management, simplifies operator training and reduces misconnections in the manufacturing suite. In fact, it’s possible this new connector design will drive industry change similar to the transition from stainless, reusable systems to single-use. How can something as small…