Newsletter | February 3, 2014

02.03.14 -- Critical Innovation Bioprocessing Trends For 2014

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Critical Innovation Bioprocessing Trends For 2014
By Eric Langer, President and Managing Partner, BioPlan Associates, Inc.
How the most critical innovations will affect the industry future, with the efforts to reduce the costs of manufacturing a biologic, according to the 10th Annual Report and Survey of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturers.
Featured Focus: Downstream
Square Pegs In Round Holes: Understanding Bioprocess Variation Ensures Facility Fit During Technology Transfer
By Nick Hutchinson, Market Development Manager
The scale-up and transfer of manufacturing processes is common during the life cycle of biopharmaceutical molecules.
WHITE PAPER: Improved Productivity In Peptide Purification
By Dr. Reno Nguyen, Scott Anderson, Dr. Chitra Sundararajan, Dennis McCreary, and Dr. Jochen Saar, Grace
Peptide therapeutics have been recognized as delivering the best of both worlds in terms of small molecule synthesis efficiency and biologics efficacy and reduced toxicity. However, challenges in mass production and low oral availability have historically made them less than ideal drug candidates.
APPLICATION NOTE: Discovery Of Biochemical Markers For Understanding Disease
DATASHEET: MultiFlo FX Microplate Dispenser
By BioTek Instruments, Inc.
BROCHURE: Nuvia HR-S Chromatography Media
BROCHURE: Solid And Sterile Dose Forms
BROCHURE: Single-Use Fluid Management Systems
» Upstream
APPLICATION NOTE: Introduction To Sf-9 Insect Culture In A Stirred-Tank Bioreactor
By Richard Mirro, Eppendorf Inc.
This application report presents a simple protocol for achieving high-density culture of Sf-9 insect cells using a New Brunswick benchtop, autoclavable, stirred-tank bioreactor.
DATASHEET: HyQ Labtainer BioProcess Containers
By Thermo Scientific HyClone
POSTER: Evaluation Of A Single Automated Platform For The Standardization Of Functional Cell-Based Assays In Plates
PRODUCT: Cell Culture Tools For Biological Sciences
PRODUCT: Bioprocessing Clarification: Disposable Depth Filtration Systems
PRODUCT: Water-For-Injection (WFI) Quality Water
» Supply Chain Integrity
GUEST COLUMN: Comparison Of Active And Passive Cold Chain Packaging Systems
By Dan Catizone, QuickSTAT
Much has been written about cold chain logistics; however, successful and efficient planning still presents many challenges. One of them is choosing an appropriate packaging system. (You can learn more about overcoming cold chain logistics challenges in our white paper, "Best Practices in Cold Chain Logistics Planning.")
ARTICLE: Bringing More Control To Temperature-Sensitive Logistics
CASE STUDY: There's No Place For Human Error: Automating Logistics For Incubation Hold Of Healthcare Products
BROCHURE: Electronic Bolt Seal For Cargo Security
DATASHEET: Envoy Diagnostic Insulated Shipper
By ThermoSafe, Sonoco Protective Solutions
PRODUCT: Cold Chain Product Integrity: Platform-As-A-Service (PaaS)
PRODUCT: Next Flight Guaranteed (NFGsm): Express Air Cargo Services
» Quality/Regulatory
WHITE PAPER: Four Things To Know About Generic Pharmaceuticals And Freeze Drying
By Jenny Sprung, Labconco Product Manager
Lyophilization is a useful tool in the manufacturing of prescription drugs, both generic and name brand. The article "Freeze Drying Generics: Cost Advantages and Considerations" covers the pros and cons of lyophilization in the pharmaceutical sector, but doesn’t offer advice on how to optimize the lyophilization process. The additional information below this excerpt gives context to the author's comments.
WHITE PAPER: Development For Safe, Rapid Freeze Drying Of High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Purification Fractions
APPLICATION NOTE: Evaluating A Laser Diffraction Instrument For Accuracy
PRODUCT: AseptiQuik S Connector
PRODUCT: Integrity Powder Transfer Vessels
PRODUCT: Fast Lyophilization: LyoSpeed
PRODUCT: Biodecontamination Closed-Loop System: VHP M100
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