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  • 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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  • Continuous Biomanufacturing: 10 Reasons Sponsors Hesitate
    Continuous Biomanufacturing: 10 Reasons Sponsors Hesitate

    By William Whitford, Sr. Manager, HyClone Cell Culture, GE Healthcare

    The industry is abuzz with talk about continuous biomanufacturing (CB), and it virtues have been well described. Here we will look at some of the barriers or concerns perceived to limit its value to the industry. Justified or not, quite a few concerns have been expressed regarding the implementation of this new, rather disruptive technology. 

  • 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.

  • What Is A Particle Counter?

    A particle counter is an electronic instrument that detects and counts airborne or liquid particles. Particles are detected using laser based optical systems that shine a powerful light through a detection chamber. By Dr. Hans-Walter Motzkus and Joe Gecsey

  • Handheld Particle Counter Selection Guide

    Just like mobile phones Handheld Particle Counters were originally quite large and heavy instruments that were not really very convenient to use, and due to the short battery life would run out at the most inconvenient moment! However, things have changed and happily we now have a great choice of many lightweight instruments with a wide range of features. By Dr. Hans-Walter Motzkus and Joe Gecsey

  • Streamlining The Biological Factory: Making A Better CHO Cell For Biopharma Production

    SAFC’s CHOZN® Platform has been developed as a ‘plug and play’ manufacturing system for the creation of biopharmaceutical producing cell lines.

  • Save Up To 8 Hours In Cell Line Development With ZFN Technology

    Zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) have proven to be a powerful tool for modifying genes. In comparison to traditional techniques, such as adding chemical or radiation based mutagens that cause various random mutations, ZFNs can create very accurate, targeted changes to the genome in a much more rapid fashion.

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