James Brady, PhD, Karen Donato, PhD, and Krista Steger, PhD, indicate that with unmatched quality, flexibility, and scalability, flow electroporation is a universal, cost-effective platform that supports the full range of biotherapeutic and vaccine development activities.
Yvonne Moores believes patient safety narratives are a key element in clinical study reporting and reviews current regulatory requirements regarding safety narratives, a proposed process for their development, and ways to simplify the reporting process.
Niels Düring discusses Gerresheimer’s Plastic Packaging division and the complementary synergies working for a company that also manufactures glass provides.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Outsourcing Formulation & Manufacturing Development: Using Data & Unique Approaches to Solve Solubility Issues, Target Profiles & Customize Products
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin finds that CMOs are embracing development projects in an effort to establish longer-lasting partnerships with their pharma and biotech clients. These contract developers are deploying innovative techniques aimed at improving solubility and fast-tracking products to market.
Jingjun (Jim) Huang, PhD, CEO, and Founder of Ascendia, discusses his company’s unique vision and strategy to provide pharmaceutical companies with a contract research partner that can provide technologies in order to efficiently determine which approach is most suitable for a given molecule.
STANDARDIZATION TECHNOLOGY – Innovative Temperature Standardization Technology Supports Cell Therapy Clinical Trials
Rolf O. Ehrhardt, MD, PhD, and Maria Thompson, PhD, discuss a unique proprietary temperature standardization technology that is practical for all stages of cell processing and handling. It is currently supporting a Phase IIb clinical trial investigating the efficacy of an immunotherapy treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe refractory Crohn’s disease.
Marshall Crew, PhD, explores how the contract services and manufacturing market has responded to the opportunity presented by the rising numbers of BCS Type II/IV clinical compounds and solubilized commercial products.
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.
IMMUNOCHEMISTRY ANALYZER MARKET – Mutiplexing Technologies for Infectious Disease, Cancer, Cardiac & Autoimmune Testing Rise Above the Horizon
Divyaa Ravishankar, MS, Senior Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, indicates the market has undergone a massive change from just a few vendors offering only enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, chemiluminescent immunoassay, radioactive immunoassay, and flourescent immunoassay to also multiplex assays, such as microarrays, flow cytometry-based platforms, recombinant immunoassays, and indirect immunofluorescence assays.
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Quotient Sciences and Druggability Technologies recently announced a collaboration to utilize Quotient’s integrated Translational Pharmaceutics platform to advance the development of DRGT-46, a novel, fast-acting formulation of celecoxib using proprietary super-API compositions developed by DRGT.
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.
By 2050, it is projected that the proportion of people aged 65 and older will be more than double that of children aged 5. This global phenomenon is also leading to an increasing number of people suffering from chronic diseases, such as diabetes and osteoporosis.
Catalent Invests $14 Million to Expand Biologics Packaging Capabilities Following 20th Drug Approval
Catalent Pharma Solutions recently announced that following the site’s 20th commercial product approval, it is investing nearly $14 million to expand biologics packaging capabilities and capacity at its Bloomington, IN, biologics manufacturing facility.
Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services recently presented data at the World ADC Summit in San Diego this month describing a proprietary site-selective bioconjugation technology, AJICAP.