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Eurofins on how to get faster sterility results

Due to the 14-day incubation requirement for compendial sterility, this is often the last data available when testing BioPharmaceutical products for release or stability. So turnaround time pressure has always been an inherent part of sterility testing. This pressure has become more acute with the emergence of ATMPs, particularly autologous cell therapies which are often given to patients before traditional testing results can be obtained. Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing has responded to the demand for faster sterility results by streamlining…

MS-Based Impurities Investigations in Biopharmaceutical Laboratories

This webcast features: Andrew Hanneman, Scientific Advisor, Charles River Laboratories One of the major challenges to developing successful biopharmaceutical products is understanding and characterizing potential impurities. Finding the source and magnitude of these impurities allows us to minimize and remove them during the manufacturing process to create a safe and effective drug. Development also needs to include supporting stability and forced degradation studies to ensure long-term safety and efficacy. Some impurities, such as protein degradants, host cell proteins, and various…

New Data: A Better Way to Run CHO Cell Culture Experiments

This webcast features: Deborah Pascoe, PhD, Vice President of Operations, Culture Biosciences The bench-scale bioreactor has been the workhorse of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell culture process development for decades. However, running benchtop bioreactors requires significant resources, infrastructure, and staffing. Tubing assembly, sterilization, calibration, and other setup activities can take hours to days. Tear down, cleaning, and deactivation are similarly burdensome. There are potentially large associated costs to prepare or purchase media, carry seed trains, and maintain facilities. Most critically,…

Transfection Reagents for Cell and Gene Therapy

Gene therapy is the transfer of genetically modified materials into a patient’s tissues or cells with the goal of correcting the abnormal gene contributing to a particular disease. In recent years, biotherapeutics have emerged as effective treatments for a broad spectrum of diseases as numerous genes connected to disease and cellular processes have been identified as potential targets for therapeutic approaches.12 It is estimated that every year hundreds of new biotherapeutic candidates are developed. Currently, one of the most critical…

Integrated mRNA Production Process from E. coli to Highly Purified mRNA

This webcast features: Aleš Štrancar, Managing Director, BIA Separations, a Sartorius Company In vitro transcription (IVT), the enzymatic process used for the production of mRNA vaccines, differentiates itself from biological fermentation processes by the need for linearized plasmid DNA. The linear isoform is produced with restriction enzymes from open-circular and supercoiled plasmid DNA. Employing a traditional pDNA manufacturing process, which removes linear and open-circular isoforms, will reduce production yield. However, when plasmid DNA and mRNA are treated as a single…

Lentiviral Vector Platform Generation: Increase Titer and Yield with Greater Predictability

This webcast features: Xin Xin, Group Leader, Small-Scale Upstream Process Development, and Senthil Kumar Kuppuswamy, Associate Principal Scientist, Downstream Process Development, WuXi Advanced Therapies The field of cell and gene therapies has expanded rapidly in the past several years. Lentiviral vectors have been in great demand as gene carriers in this field, especially for ex vivo gene therapies. However, large-scale lentiviral vector production still remains a significant challenge. WuXi Advanced Therapies has worked with Lentivirus since 2015 and it launched…

Improving and Intensifying Vaccine Purification By Implementing Affinity Chromatography

This webcast features: Zoltan Gulyas, Field Applications Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific Vaccines are well-established tools in the fight to eradicate infectious diseases. Over the past few decades, vaccine production has advanced significantly, largely by the introduction of new molecule modalities. However, these new types of vaccine candidates often require multiple chromatographic steps to obtain the desired level of purity. Developing an efficient purification process using the classical surface chemistries such as ion exchange and hydrophobic interaction requires significant amounts of…

Advanced Analytics to Accelerate Development of Genetic Vaccines

Biopharmaceutical companies are racing to develop vaccines that mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, taking a wide range of vaccine-development approaches that include traditional modalities and cutting-edge technologies based on DNA and RNA. Vaccine developers are leveraging robust manufacturing concepts and integrated processes to shorten timelines. Advanced analytics also are playing a critical role in ensuring the safety and efficacy of those emerging vaccines. A New Wave of Vaccines Vaccines based on attenuated viruses entail development timelines ranging from four years to…

Reacting to a Pandemic: Innovations in Vaccine Development

Vaccine research, development, and production are multifaceted endeavors. The industry faces a constant need for new methods to increase speed, yield, and product stability — and to produce new vaccines cost-effectively to ensure a stable supply chain. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, other viral infections such as influenza and rabies already challenged the world and caused millions of deaths (1). Since the 18th century, vaccination has proven to be the most (and in many cases, the only) successful route to…

Bioreactor Automation Driven by Real-Time Sensing: Enhancing Productivity Through Accurate, Efficient Glucose Control

In the quest for improved quality and productivity in drug manufacturing, the industry is moving toward increasing use of bioreactor systems with real-time integrated monitoring and advanced analytics that can enable automation, drive performance, and improve data-rich quality control. However, there are multiple options for sensors and technologies that monitor important cell-culture variables or critical process parameters (CPPs). Furthermore, cell culture vessels can be disposable single-use bioreactors (SUB) or reusable glass or stainless-steel models. They can operate in stirred tanks,…