Manufacturing

Formulation and Characterization Strategies for Gene Therapies

This webcast features: Sarathi Vijay Boddapati, PhD, Associate Director, Formulation and Drug Product Development, Catalent Cell and Gene Therapy Formulation studies for gene therapy products are currently limited in scope and revolve around gathering stability data at frozen storage conditions. A systematic approach towards understanding degradation mechanisms followed by buffer and excipient selection is required. Catalent Cell & Gene Therapy is working towards an approach for gathering product knowledge and establishing formulation selection criteria using traditional/routine techniques that are historically…

High-Quality and Cost-Effective Plasmid Platform

This webcast features: Dr. Shuyuan Yao, Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research & Technology Development, WuXi Advanced Therapies In recent years, the demand for cell and gene therapy has increased substantially. The success in gene and cell therapy has also increased demand for plasmid DNA. In supplying the industry with high-quality plasmid DNA, key prominent market challenges are capacity availability, accelerated turnaround time (TAT), and affordability. In this presentation, WuXi Advanced Therapies will showcase how to address these prominent…

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…

AAV Suspension Platform Generations: Continuous Improvement Leading to Increased Viral Vector Titer and Yield

This webcast features: Yiyu Dong, Head of Cell Line Development, and David Barnard, Senior Scientist, Process and Technology Development, WuXi Advanced Therapies The field of gene therapy has experienced significant growth in recent years. Adenoassociated virus (AAV)–mediated therapies account for ~70% of the gene therapy market. However, the manufacturing capacity for AAV vectors remains a critical bottleneck. WuXi Advanced Therapies launched a world-class AAV suspension platform early 2020. In this webinar, we will reveal the improvements that increased viral vector…

Exploring New and Improved Analytical Methods for Traditional and Unique Modalities

This webcast features: Jason Sterling, Principal Scientist and Project Director, Analytical and Formulation Resources, and John Rockwell, Group Leader, Catalent Pharma Solutions Biophysical characterization is critical to understand the make-up and behaviors of biologic therapies and vaccines both early in development and throughout the manufacturing scale-up process. As biologics become more complex in structure, and as scientists improve their understanding of the effects of structure on stability, efficacy, safety, etc., there is a need to develop new and improved analytical…

Analytical Ultracentrifugation for Characterization of AAV Gene Delivery Vectors

This webcast features: Christopher Sucato, PhD, Associate Director, Biophysical Characterization, and Cynthia Swanson, Associate Research Scientist, Charles River Laboratories Analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC) has been a staple in the biopharmaceutical industry to analyze aggregation and higher-order structure in protein drug products. With the recent boom in cell and gene therapies using gene-delivery vectors, new avenues for AUC-based characterization and QC lot release methodologies are now available. View this webinar for a discussion on the new parameters of AUC analysis and how…

Opto-Sensor Guided Centrifugation for Efficient, Reagent-Free Cell Separation in a Semi-Automated Closed System

This webcast features: Ben Josey, PhD, Field Applications Scientist, Corning Life Sciences The potential for cell-based immunotherapies is moving fast. But some of the processes to develop and manufacture these clinical-grade therapies can slow you down. This Ask the Expert webinar will cover ways you can reduce the manual steps involved in traditional cell processing. Attend to learn more about: Tips to streamline cell separation and formulation of specific cell populations for cell and gene therapy development and manufacturing Ways…

Accelerate Cell and Gene Therapy Development and Increase Manufacturing Capacity with Higher Titer LV and AAV Transfection Platforms

This webcast features: Leisha Kopp, Applications Scientist, Mirus Bio Cell and gene therapies show unparalleled promise to improve the human condition by eradicating cancer and rectifying genetic disorders. However, low viral titers and capacity constraints in viral vector manufacturing processes can dramatically hinder the progress of these transformative therapies. The TransIT-VirusGEN® Transfection Reagent from Mirus Bio offers a simplified, cost-effective workflow for recombinant lentivirus (LV) and adenoassociated virus (AAV) generation. TransIT-VirusGEN Transfection Reagent is also effective in both adherent and suspension HEK 293–derived…

Strategic Development of Characterization and Quality Control Programs for Therapeutic Peptides

This webcast features: Ashleigh Wake, UK Business Development Director, Intertek Pharmaceutical Services Peptide therapeutics are a unique class of pharmaceuticals that may be regarded, in regulatory terms, as either conventional chemical molecules, biological entities or biosimilars. Slight changes in the structure, physicochemical properties, stability, and impurity profile of a peptide can provoke an adverse immune response; therefore, safety assessment is critical. Building a well-thought-out quality control (QC) strategy is key to meeting development milestones and complying with evolving regulatory requirements.…

Application-Specific Enhancements to Thermo Fisher Scientific™ HyPerforma™ Single-Use Bioreactors

This webcast features: Ben Madsen, Engineer, Thermo Fisher Scientific The rapid growth of biotherapeutic manufacturing has created significant demand for workflow solutions featuring greater product yield, lower production costs, and accelerated development timelines. To address these demands, developers have moved away from “one-size-fits-all” approaches and are increasingly focused on solutions that address the specific needs of diverse bioproduction processes. Given this shift toward process-specific solutions, Thermo Fisher Scientific™ has introduced a series of application-specific enhancements to the HyPerforma™ Single Use…