By Suzanne Elvidge, Contributing Editor
Whether in the early days of DNA cloning in the 1970s, or the boom of the 1980s and 1990s, biotechnology and biotech start-ups have represented the cutting edge of the biopharma and healthcare industry. For those fascinated by the idea of entering the hurly-burly start-up world, Index Ventures hosted "Playground" in October 2013, covering the entire process — from thinking up the idea for a new company to planning for the exit.
By Dr. Kirk Beebe, Director of Application Science, Metabolon, Inc.
Biologics are an integral part of the landscape of current therapies as pipelines continue to fill with them. Due to their importance, and this ever-expanding pipeline, the demands continue to escalate because of cost pressure, competition, regulatory requirements, disposable systems, and biosimilars. To date, these demands arguably have primarily been met with empirical understanding. However, there is a critical need for new approaches, tools, and technologies to deliver deeper understanding beyond the empirical realm.
By Nick Hutchinson, Market Development Manager, Parker domnick hunter Process Filtration
The scale-up and transfer of manufacturing processes is common during the lifecycle of biopharmaceutical molecules.
By Claudia M. Hüther-Franken, Helmut Kewes, and Dr. Michael Schomberg, DASGIP Information and Process Technology GmbH an Eppendorf company
CEVEC has established a master cell bank (MCB) of CAP cells growing in suspension, tested and certified according to ICH guidelines and European Pharmacopeia. Simple and reliable protocols allow for the fast generation of customized producer cell lines for pharmaceutically relevant proteins based on the parental permanent CAP cells under controlled and optimized conditions.
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