Divyaa Ravishankar, Frost & Sullivan Analyst, focuses on the innovations around self-monitoring glucose meters and continuous glucose monitoring devices, providing in-depth competitive intelligence on some of the technologies and non-invasive techniques.
Kevin James and Robert G. Hunter of BCC Research say significant growth within the biopharmaceuticals industry is spurring unprecedented innovation in and demand for cell culture products for the purposes of drug discovery and safety testing. While 2D cell cultures have been in laboratory use since the 1950s, the market for 3D cultures has witnessed spectacular growth throughout the past decade.
Divyaa Ravishankar, MS, indicates LOC-based devices are an integration of multiple disciplines and the miniaturization of the major laboratory procedures. Recently, these devices are branching into additional aspects of healthcare, such as drug delivery, stem cell, environmental monitoring, and synthetic biology.
Stephen Turner believes a next-generation capability is now available to rapidly and comprehensively provide molecular profiles of normal and AD-affected brain cells and tissues, offering the possibility of new, AD stage-specific biomarkers and points of therapeutic intervention for developing new treatments.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Presage Biosciences: Comparing Multiple Drugs & Combinations Directly in a Patient’s Tumor
Nathan Caffo, President of Presage Biosciences, discusses his company’s technology with the potential to usher in a new era of cancer drug development and testing.
PARTICLE AGGREGATION ANALYSIS – Biologics & Particulates: Identification & Control in the Product Lifecycle
Zabin Younes says that traditional tools, such as SEC and DSC, have been used in formulation screening; however, to ensure a control of particulate counts, it is important to use the full range of tools to ensure all types and sizes of particles and aggregates are assessed and accounted.
Stephen Ball explores the importance of particle size in biomedical nanotechnology. Experimental data are presented to illustrate how advanced DLS techniques deliver these measurements for colloidal gold in the nanosized and sub-nanosized ranges.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin interviews several industry experts who believe there is intense competition to develop cutting-edge therapies and get them through development quickly to take advantage of patent exclusivity. And one of the critical elements in the drug development process is analytical testing.
Shri Thanedar, PhD, CEO & Chief Chemist at Avomeen Analytical Services, discusses what sets his company’s analytical laboratory apart from other CROs that serve the pharmaceutical industry.
Aish Vivekanandan, Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, reports that in the past several years, it seemed that a cry for regulation of LDTs was falling on deaf years at the FDA. However, after a thorough and intricate letter from the Senate and public outcry for regulations, it seems the FDA is finally taking action.
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Cambrex Corporation recently announced it is investing $1 million at its High Point, NC, site to fit out 1,300 sq ft of analytical laboratory space and plans to hire 9 chemical research and development scientists, as well as 6 analytical research and development scientists pursuant to this project.
Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. recently announced major enhancements to its Sequel System, including a new version (6.0) of its software, new consumable reagents (3.0) and a new SMRT Cell (1M v3).
Laval headquartered NEOMED-LABS, a global leader in the clinical immunology field, recently announced a 3-year extension of their strategic agreement with GSK, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer.