Addressing manufacturing and technologies strategies to accelerate market entry is one of BPI’s highlighted themes for 2019. In partnership with our conference colleagues in Informa’s KNect365 division, this already has been a shared theme, reflecting the general goals of the industry and related advice from its regulators.

Manufacturing Insights: Interviews from BWB 2018 Highlight Perspectives on Streamlining Manufacturing Timelines
BPI’s summer 2018 preconference ebook included interviews by Dan Stanton (editor, BioProcess Insider) with speakers previewing their talks for the BPI Conference in Boston on 7 September 2018. Two of those conversations focused on ways their companies are reducing time to market. Then at the September event, a third interview on the theme was conducted by BPI’s senior technical editor, Cheryl Scott, at the BWB TV desk. Summaries are offered here.

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Aspects of Acceleration: Biomanufacturers Need Smart Strategies to Speed Products to Market
At the 2018 BioProcess International Conference and Exhibition in Boston last fall, “Speed from Gene to Market” was both a conference track of its own and an underlying theme of the entire program, with talks on process intensification, data management, and compressing timelines drawing much interest throughout the week. After the meeting, senior technical editor, Cheryl Scott, talked with BPI editorial advisor Susan Dana Jones (principal consultant at BioProcess Technology Consultants) and Sourav Kundu (senior director of biologics R&D at Teva Pharmaceuticals) about some general approaches to truncating the timespan from candidate nomination to filing an investigational new drug (IND) application.

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