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eBook: Advances in Single-Use Platforms for Commercial Manufacturing

This special report from Sartorius Stedim Biotech explores recent advances in single-use process platforms for commercial production of biopharmaceuticals. Enormous developments have been made in single-use systems, allowing biomanufacturers to adopt the technology in critical applications within their commercial-scale facilities. The authors illustrate how companies can work with teams of experts from supplier organizations to implement end-to-end single-use bioprocesses at scales up to 2,000 L by carefully considering the approach from the earliest stages in process development. Finally, the report…

Are All Protein A Resins the Same? A Performance Comparison of Eight Different Protein A Resins

Protein A affinity chromatography continues to be the preferred method for commercial purification of antibodies due to its very high selectivity and robust resin performance over repeated purification cycles. It is now estimated that over US$125 billion of yearly sales will be generated from monoclonal antibody (MAb) products by 2020 (1). The clear majority will be purified by large-scale protein A affinity chromatography. With the continued growth and therapeutic commercial importance of MAb production, the availability of high-quality resin material…

eBook Download: A New Paradigm in Process Development

  As the need to accelerate biopharmaceutical development around the world continues to grow, biomanufacturers face a host of challenges so they, too, can grow. Increasing process productivity, reducing cost, mitigating risk, and bringing products to market faster are just a few of the issues frequently addressed. But with support in process development, cGMP manufacturing and training, accelerating bioprocess development can become less challenging. Several biomanufacturers have successfully navigated these issues in collaboration with GE Healthcare’s Fast Trak Services. Whether…

Advances in Gene Therapy: MiniTEM™ Represents a Paradigm Shift in the Characterization of Viral Vectors

Gene therapy is one of the most progressing fields in life sciences. Although only eight gene therapy products have reached market approval, the pipeline is robust with ~500 candidates in different stages of clinical development. More than 1,700 clinical studies are being conducted, and the value of this industry segment is expected to grow by ~17% annually over the next 10 years. Gene therapy involves using genetic material to fight or prevent disease. The gene is delivered into a patient’s…

Achieving Consistent Performance by Managing Raw Material Variability Through Predictive Modeling

The past 30 years have brought significant progress in the design and manufacture of cell culture media as well as in the types of components used. With these advances, the biopharmaceutical industry improved its processes — from producing just a few milligrams of product per liter of culture to ≥10 g/L. Since the early days of microbiology, peptones have been used widely as a basic ingredient of microbial media. In the 1990s, peptones were introduced as a substitute for serum…

Collaborate to Innovate: Shaping the Future Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Landscape

As the demand for new life-enhancing therapies increases globally, the pharmaceutical manufacturing community faces an unprecedented challenge to accelerate speed to market. Keeping up to date on industry trends is critical to maintaining a competitive edge. But how do you actively drive these trends and apply them to your manufacturing processes to bring your innovation strategy to life? Whether you are implementing single-use technologies to reduce costs and increase productivity or expanding your operations in emerging markets, scientific collaboration and…

Emerging Markets: Current Insights into the State of Global Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Opportunities for establishing strong biopharmaceutical capabilities are expanding across the globe. This e-book seeks to encapsulate the current state of emerging markets/countries, tracing key elements above and offering examples to show where (in the world) the biopharmaceutical industry is expanding and securing its footholds. Generally, to succeed in these markets, foreign companies must exercise efficient resource management and control, show creativity and receptiveness to cultural differences, develop new strategies, and manage expectations. Working with local partners can provide access to…

Regulation, Analytical, and Process Issues with Leachables: Toward Harmonization for Latin America with Europe and North America

The pharmaceutical industry follows strict regulations regarding impurities, including process-related leachates. Plastic manufacturers use hydrophobic, nontoxic additives for manufacturing containers for use in the pharmaceutical and food industries. However, some issues about dealing with such impurities are not yet resolved. In developing countries, regulators are working on guidelines to help local companies ensure characterization of impurities. In this exclusive editorial eBook, authors from Mexico describe some issues related to plastic leachables in the context of ongoing efforts to harmonize regulations…

BPI Lab: Essential Technologies for Development, Characterization, and QA/QC

There’s a secret hiding in plain sight: many analytical methods and technologies initially designed for pre-clinical development have equally important applications in commercial development. BioProcess International and BioTechniques, sister publications and leading journals that combined, cover the entire biopharmaceutical process, from discovery to development and manufacturing, partnered to create this special eBook, highlighting and detailing fourteen analytical technologies that provide laboratory technicians and scientists with vital information to help project managers and engineers make educated decisions that ultimately affect every…

Extractables and Leachables: Standardizing Approaches to Manage the Risk

The implementation, maturation, and benefits of single-use technologies in biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing are well documented and understood. As analytical methods and testing services also rapidly improve, it is clear that management of risk associated with extractables and leachables also must evolve. Standardization is universally accepted as a goal; how to define, implement, and educate the industry is where debate resides. The container–closure segment has had more experience dealing with leachables and extractables than those implementing single-use process components do…