ARTICLES BY BIOPHORUM
Biopharma Facility Modular Design & Construction: Key Considerations9/12/2022
In facility design, the term “modular design block” is used for “pre-engineered” or “predesigned” solutions. This approach suggests that a new facility design need not be unique but can use and leverage a pre-engineered set of component pieces. The further down the supply chain standardized modules and components reach, the wider the benefits.
The Process Map To Ensure Biopharma Raw Materials Supply8/16/2022
In new product introduction, there is often a lack of a basic data package for a product being scaled up for clinical or launch supplies. This can lead to several issues, e.g., capacity and lead time restrictions, oversupply, and more. A stepwise process can be used as a guideline for introducing a material to support new drug substance manufacture.
Solving The 4 Serialization Challenges Of Track & Trace In The Biopharma Industry11/17/2021
More than 10 years after introducing track and trace, the pharmaceutical industry still faces a number of technical challenges and limitations related to regulatory expectations, with many companies still transforming their packaging operations to meet them.
How To Mitigate The Risks Posed By “High‐Risk” Host Cell Proteins11/3/2021
Host cell proteins are process‐related impurities that may copurify with biopharma drug products. Some of these can be considered high-risk, including those that are immunogenic, biologically active, or enzymatically active with the potential to degrade molecules or excipients used in formulation. Here's how to mitigate those risks.
New Plug-And-Play Guidances: Computerized Systems Validation And Audit Trail Requirements10/18/2021
A plug-and-play approach can significantly impact how we design, build, and operate biopharma facilities. Yet, innovative developments create industry adoption challenges. This article summarizes two recently released BioPhorum standards: Plug-And-Play Computerized Systems Validation Strategy and Plug-And-Play Audit Trail Requirements.
Best Practices For Raw Material Supplier Change Notifications: New BioPhorum Guidance8/27/2021
Managing the large volume of supplier change notifications while safeguarding the continuity and compliance of a complex and tightly regulated supply chain is a resource-intensive task. To address the challenges, the BioPhorum Raw Material Variability Workstream has developed a guidance document designed to streamline the process without straying from essential and strict risk mitigation procedures.