By Kate Hammeke, Director of Marketing Intelligence, Nice Insight
Over the past two years, research results from Nice Insight's annual Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Outsourcing Survey indicate a rise in the percentage of respondents who work at traditional pharmaceutical companies that are engaged in the development of biologic-based therapeutic drugs.
By Gary Partington, Walker Barrier Systems
Walker Barrier Systems was tasked with providing a system to contain potent and toxic active pharmaceutical compounds to 0.5 μg/m3 exposure level (TWA over operation duration) for an existing lab space. The unit was designed for product filtration, drying in vacuum heat oven, hand sieving and discharging, and final dispensing for further processing, using a Hicoflex system for an existing laboratory.
By Sophie Koenig, Biopharma Technology Limited
Biopharma Technology Ltd (BTL) recently collaborated with a leading cell therapy company to design and scale up processes for a collagen scaffold implant product.
By Dr. Laura Ciccolini, Commercial Director
Freeze drying (lyophilization) is a stabilization method that is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry for drugs, vaccines, antibodies, and other biological material. Freeze drying can be a complex process to handle effectively, but despite improvements in analytical and process science a number of misconceptions persist. Below we look at a selection of those we encounter most often.
By Paul Yates, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical cleanrooms have gone through drastic changes in recent years as mergers, acquisitions, facility closures, drug patent cliffs, and other industry dynamics have forced manufacturing facilities to continually adapt to remain both competitive and compliant with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.
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