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New Therapeutic Target May Help Improve Cancer Drugs’ Efficacy
Researchers from the Barts Cancer Institute, associated with Queen Mary University of London, reported that targeting the molecule focal adhesion kinase (FAK) may help enhance the efficacy of cancer drugs.
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    Lessons Learned In The Ballroom: Predicting Pharma Disposable Facilities

    This article presents an alternative approach to the ballroom concept. It studies the lessons learned from the operation of recently commissioned facilities to predict what the next generation of disposables plant could look like. Will the “Dance Floor” concept be the next step in the evolution of fully disposable facilities? By David A. Wolton and Andy Rayner

  • WIB Profile - bluebird bio Scientist On 10 Years Of Performing Tech Transfers
    WIB Profile - bluebird bio Scientist On 10 Years Of Performing Tech Transfers

    Kelly Kral has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 10 years. She started her career at Genzyme, working as a process engineer developing a fed batch process for the production of adenovirus in HEK293 suspension cells. Her responsibilities included media screening, cell growth characterization, and virus production in shake flasks, spinners, and bioreactors. She assisted in process transfer to a CMO and authored process documentation, skills she used extensively in her work as group leader for upstream process development at Percivia and in her current role of scientist I at bluebird bio.

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    The concept of sustainability has been a topic of interest for many years. Cur-rent international focus has led to the development of regulatory guidance in many of the world’s markets. Along with sterility assurance, process validation, and regulatory compliance, sustainability is becoming a high-profile issue and is considered a critical factor in the design of healthcare facilities, equipment, products, and packaging. By Chuck Reed and Mel Bahr

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    Discovery Fast Track At GSK Assists Academia And Adds To The Pipeline

    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), like so many other pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, is looking to boost its pipeline. Pearl Huang, Ph.D., vice president and global head of GSK’s Discovery Partnerships with Academia (DPAc), is taking direct aim at the drug discovery concept stage to take up the challenge. By Louis Garguilo, Executive Editor, Outsourced Pharma

  • How To Prepare A Facility For The Biopharmaceutical Revolution
    How To Prepare A Facility For The Biopharmaceutical Revolution

    Drug discovery is an inherently inefficient process. It takes thousands of failed compounds before one can get approved as safe and efficacious, and this effort does not come at a low cost. Because of this, the industry is constantly looking for ways to bring safe, compliant, and profitable drugs to market faster and cheaper. Patheon facility in Brisbane, Australia, exemplifies the facility needed to survive the future of pharma. But how did they do it?

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  • Boehringer Ingelheim Ups The Ante In Treating Lung Disorders

    Tunde Otulana, M.D., heads Boehringer Ingelheim’s clinical development and medical affairs group. He is a former FDA reviewer who studied, learned, and finally got the chance to apply his knowledge of clinical trials when he stepped over into industry in 1997. As a pulmonologist who previously worked for about seven years in the FDA’s pulmonary division, Otulana subsequently led related R&D efforts at several companies before coming to BI in 2011. He now plays a key role in the U.S. in preserving the company’s position as a pioneer and leader in respiratory therapy, mainly in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

  • Implementing Packaging Artwork Inspection Tools Helps Clondalkin Streamline Quality Control

    The Clondalkin Group is an international producer of high value added packaging products and services, with over 35 production locations in 8 countries throughout Europe and North America. With recent acquisitions of new plants and new sites worldwide, Clondalkin looked to centralize its operations for proofreading of artwork in order to provide global quality control to their customers.

  • ONO Pharmaceutical Strives For Global Sales

    Gyo Sagara, president, representative director and CEO, challenges his company to enter the cancer field and gain big-pharma relevance.

  • Big Data In Life Sciences: Trends, Challenges, And The Payoff

    Information is playing a critical new role in the business of life sciences, from discovery to commercial operations. Big Data is a major agent of change in the trends, challenges, and payoffs for this emerging focus, and now is a good time for informatics and analytics professionals to step back and see where we are and where we can go.

  • The Strength At The Interface: Academia Meets Biopharma Industry

    Collaborations between academia and industry are becoming more common as biopharma companies, both large and small, see the value gained from different approaches.

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    Logistics expert Kevin O’Donnell, Senior Partner, Exelsius Cold Chain Management, presents the basics of temperature monitoring for healthcare shipments. From simple temperature indicators to more sophisticated electronic systems that include intervention protocols, you have more options than you may think. Kevin Etter, Product Manager, UPS Global Healthcare Logistics Strategy Group, explains why it’s so important to know what's going on during high value shipments.

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