Why Life Sciences Needs To Reassess Their U.S. Patent Strategies By Jeffery Duncan, Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc.
Disputes over patent rights have long been commonplace in the life sciences sector, where research and intellectual property are the key drivers of revenue. But with the America Invents Act (AIA) signed into law by President Obama on September 16, 2011, life sciences companies now need to reassess and adapt their U.S. patent strategies. The rules are dramatically changing, particularly with regard to the AIA's provisions concerning novelty and prior art.
Spotlight On Vaccines
Gaining Process Efficiencies In Vaccine Production While Maintaining Regulatory Compliance Implementing Lean Manufacturing practices in the vaccine industry can have a positive impact on manufacturing processes. Traditionally, vaccine manufacturers have accepted a certain level of inefficiencies in their manufacturing operations; however, increased competition is forcing them to identify cost-effective efficiencies in production processes, while maintaining regulatory compliance.
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Effect Of Sterilization On Mechanical Properties Of Silicone Rubbers Silicone rubber is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry where sterilizability is an essential requirement for all fluid transfer equipment. Pharmaceutical products must be sterilized frequently and repeatedly by high-level energy and/or chemical vapor in order to eliminate bacterial surface contamination.
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