BPI White Papers

Best Practices for Oncolytic Virus Design, Development, and Manufacturing

Oncolytic viruses (OVs) have the potential to become a very important pillar in the treatment of cancer because of their dual mechanism killing infected cancer cells and triggering anticancer immune response to also destroy uninfected cancer cells. This motivates researchers continually optimize oncolytic viral vectors to further improve their safety, efficacy as well as manufacturability for a commercial scale-up. As biopharmaceutical manufactures just begin to explore the prospect of OVs based therapies, the need for contract development and manufacturing organizations…

Comprehensive Solutions for Your Vaccine Platforms

You want to scale and deliver your vaccine to the world quickly. Our collaborative global vaccine capabilities will take your innovation from pre-clinical to full-scale GMP-manufacturing efficiently, safely, and cost-effectively. Our new handbook describes how our global capabilities can help you achieve these goals for all your modalities/platforms including inactivated/live attenuated vaccines, subunit vaccines, VLP vaccines, viral vector vaccines, pDNA vaccines, mRNA vaccines.

Flexibility in Next-Generation Facilities Through Rocking Motion Bioreactors

The biopharma industry continues to face increased demands for more efficient production processes and flexible solutions. Increasing efficiency in upstream bioprocesses leads to improvements in yield, speed, and cost-effectiveness. However, an often-overlooked feature of intensifying production processes is how they contribute to a more flexible and streamlined process, essential to meet the demands of this dynamic industry. What you will learn: Understand the issues creating operational challenges for the biopharma industry. Explore how an intensified seed train can increase upstream…

Revolutionizing Cell Culture with Cryopreserved Pre-Plated Cell Monolayers

Cell monolayers are an ideal method and widely used in the discovery of new drug compounds and the study of cell biology. Until now, there was no cryopreservation technology available to store cell banks pre-plated commercially. The conventional approach of cell-based assay workflow was time- and resource-consuming. Now, the cryoprotectant technology CryoShield™ from CryoLogyx together with the controlled and scalable plate freeze-thaw platform RoSS.pFTU from Single Use Support, mark a revolution in commercial cell banking: Cryopreserved Thaw and Use Cell…

Module Type Package: Turning Visionary Concepts Into Reality

Versatile, modular plants are the process industry’s response to constantly changing market requirements. The development of standards for integrating individual modules into the pharmaceutical production process is currently in full swing. The Module Type Package (MTP) approach designates each module with its digital description, enabling highly flexible module connection and orchestration. ZETA is currently involved in a joint modular automation initiative with Rockwell Automation. Future production plants can be assembled quickly and easily from individual modules with different functions. Depending…

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…