Webinars

Translating Inhaled and Nasal Technologies for the Delivery of Biologics

This webcast features: Mark Parry, Technical Director, Intertek Inhaled and nasal delivery platforms have specific applications outside of their traditional uses for asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and seasonal rhinitis/sinusitis: They can offer real advantages for the delivery of therapeutic biologics. During this short presentation, Intertek’s Technical Director, Mark Parry, will provide an overview of currently available technologies and successfully marketed products, with a look at the development challenges that might be encountered — and the solutions that are available…

Relative and Absolute Quantitation of Impurities and HCPs Using Mass Spectrometry

This webcast features: Steven Broome, Senior Mass Spectrometrist, BioPharmaSpec The processes involved in manufacturing a biopharmaceutical use biological and chemical systems to produce and purify the drug product. Therefore, the final active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) will often contain impurities related to these processes. It is a regulatory requirement to identify and monitor process-related impurities, and a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the components in the final drug product must be performed. Knowledge of the product-specific impurities, such as host-cell proteins…

2.5× Lentiviral Vector Bioreactor Yield Increase and Simplified Execution with Innovative Tangential-Flow Depth Filtration

This webcast features: Michael Bransby, R&D Director of Process Technology, Repligen In a joint collaboration, Oxford Biomedica and Repligen increased the yield of viral vectors from suspension-cultured bioreactors several fold using tangential-flow depth filtration (TFDF). The yield for a single clarification step was 95% as compared to 70% by standard depth filtration. The TFDF tubular format and low shear enabled further yield increases through multiple harvests from the same seeding. A single seeded bioreactor produced two harvests of 95% and…

Optimizing Your Excipient Screening for Vaccine Formulation with an Ultra-Pure Pharmaceutical Gelatin

This webcast features: Jeroen Geeraerts, Business Development Manager, Biomedical, Rousselot The world is working at an unprecedented pace to develop a safe and effective vaccine to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, five candidate vaccines are in clinical evaluation, and many more are in preclinical testing. Different types of vaccines are being developed using multiple strategies and platforms. Among them are several inactivated-virus and live-attenuated–virus candidate vaccines. As an excipient, gelatin is a key component in many vaccine formulations. Well-known examples…

Protein A Chromatography: Using Automation Instead of Multiple Columns To Increase Productivity

This webcast features: Van Leang, Senior Director of Global CMC Operations, HJB Bio Vendors supporting biologics manufacturing are developing equipment to enable continuous process in downstream operations. Using continuous downstream operations reduces operational time and raw material costs. HJB has developed a downstream hybrid process that uses an automated batch approach to achieve a continuous downstream capture process. This allows the use of the current monoclonal antibody (MAb) capture platform but reduces cost overall by adopting the benefits of continuous…

Technology-Ready Processes for Gene Therapy Manufacturing 2.0

This webcast features: René Gantier, PhD, Director of Technology, Gene Therapy, Repligen The current manufacturing processes for viral vectors for gene therapy, which we can define as Gene Therapy Manufacturing 1.0 (e.g., adherent cell culture and transient expression from plasmid transfection), are not productive enough to meet the future demand considering the quickly increasing number of approved gene therapies and clinical trials. A transition is therefore ongoing to implement more productive and scalable processes, leading to Gene Therapy Manufacturing 2.0 using…

Innovative Closed Process CAR-T Cell Therapy Platform to Streamline Approach for Manufacturing with Great Predictability

This webcast features: Tatiana Golovina, Senior Director, Cell Therapy Process Development, WuXi Advanced Technologies For many years, the primary forms of cancer treatment have been chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. An amazing breakthrough known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is being studied in the treatment of various types of cancer, including acute and chronic lymphoblastic leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, and solid tumors. Developing innovative advanced therapies is one of our greatest opportunities to dramatically improve patients’ lives. WuXi Advanced…

Assessing Viral Clearance in Early Phase Process Development

This webcast features: William H. Rushton, Process Chromatography Support Scientist, Bio-Rad Laboratories Viral clearance studies are part of a multifaceted approach to ensure the safety of biopharmaceutical products. In order to prevent costly changes to a manufacturing process, it is important to assess each operation unit for its efficiency on the removal or inactivation of adventitious agents early on during downstream process development. A design of experiments (DOE) approach was utilized in this case study to investigate the effect of…

Accelerating Vaccine Development By Innovative Purification Solutions and State of the Art Quality Testing

This webcast features: Sirat Sikka and Florian Durst, Field Application Scientists (Purification and Pharma Analytics), Thermo Fisher Scientific The emergence of new diseases and infections has entailed the need for rapid and efficient development of safe and efficacious vaccines. Additionally, no effective vaccines currently exist for long-known pandemic diseases such as HIV or malaria. To address the challenges the vaccine industry faces, new vaccine modalities such as viral vectors, recombinant protein subunits, and nucleic acids are being researched and developed,…

World-Class AAV Vector Suspension Platform to Accelerate Commercialization to Market with Greater Predictability

This webcast features: Juan Lagos and Steve Tottey, Associate Directors of Upstream and Downstream Process Development, WuXi Advanced Therapies Developing innovative advanced therapies is one of our greatest opportunities to dramatically improve patients’ lives. WuXi Advanced Therapies launched a new world-class adenoassociated virus (AAV) vector suspension platform that complements integrated capabilities enabling cell and gene therapies to be developed, manufactured, and released faster and with greater predictability globally. In this webinar, we will discuss our recent technical advancement on efficient…