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BioResearch and Innovation
Cell Based Therapies

Nobels and Stem Cells


The work of Sir John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Their groundbreaking work has led Dean Griffiths at Cambridge Consultants to investigate how a major discovery can start from a minor question.
 
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Single-use Bioreactors

Rapid Reaction


Traditional stainless steel reactors are being overtaken by single-use bioreactors. Lee Madrid at EMD Millipore Corporation and Aurore Poles-Lahille at Millipore SAS outline the advantages that this new technology can bring.
 
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Discovery Technology
Cloud Computing

Up, Up and Away


Inefficient data processing often stifles innovation in research and development. Richard Heitmann at Aspera discusses the vast possibilities to be gained in new medical advancements when modern technology is used to its full potential.
 
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BioDevelopment
Sharing Data

Personal Medicine


In order to provide more bespoke therapeutics for cancer treatment, the industry needs to make a more conscious effort to collaborate and share patient data, says Markus Warmuth at H3 Biomedicine.
 
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Drug Discovery
Stem Cell Technology

Treatment from Within


Distinguishing the correct cell types in liver cell transplantation is a vital factor that contributes substantially to the success of this therapy. Eric Halioua and Etienne Marc Sokal atPromethera Biosciences explore the advantages that intrahepatic cells have over other sources.
 
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Differentiated Cells

iPS Power

The world of patient therapeutics can be drastically transformed through the use of in vitro differentiated cells that are derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells, Felix Haniel of Axiogenesis AG explains.
 
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Safety Profile

A Marked Difference


Biomarkers are an invaluable tool in drug discovery and development. Federica Crivellente and Elena Vicentini at Aptuit suggest that the use of high throughput technologies can help to generate high quality data in a more efficient and cost-effective way.
 
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Stem Cells in Drug Discovery

Patient in a Dish


Roberto Iacone at Roche and Blake Anson at Celluar Dynamics International examine how using improved induced pluripotent stem cell models will result in more effective medicines and help to overcome some of the challenges in this field.
 
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BioRegional
Biosimilars: Asian Markets

Biotech in China


James C Greenwood
at Biotechnology Industry Organization assesses the growth of the Chinese biotech industry and how investment into new products could secure their position in the drug development and manufacturing market.
 
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DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
Cell Line Development

Database Power


When trying to identify new cell lines, progress can be stifled by the data management process. If a more highly developed system were to be implemented, development timelines would decrease rapidly, as Eliot Randle at IDBS demonstrates.
 
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Diabetes Therapeutics

Crackling the Code


A promising alternative for the treatment of type 1 diabetes has been discovered. Peter Hosking at Living Cell Technologies illustrates how using encapsulated porcine insulin-producing cells significantly reduces the number of hypoglycaemic events.
 
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News and Press Releases

WuXi STA and Dizal Pharmaceutical Sign CMC Development and Manufacturing Agreement

STA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., (WuXi STA) – a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec – and Dizal Pharmaceutical, a biotechnology company, announce a strategic partnership. Under the terms of the collaboration, WuXi STA will become the preferred CDMO partner of Dizal Pharmaceutical for GMP production, providing integrated CMC (Chemical, manufacturing and Control) process research and manufacturing services from API to drug product.
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White Papers

Personalised Medicine - Pharma and Dx Firms Share Wider Horizons

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Personalised medicine might be a popular catch-phrase at the moment, but the term often causes confusion, as there is still no uniform definition for it. The expression can include areas as diverse as the measurement of individual risk, early detection using biomarker testing, stratification of patients suffering from a disease and predictions about its course.
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Industry Events

The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices

22-23 October 2019, The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Gothia Towers Hotel

PDA’s Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices has become the must-attend meeting for everyone working in the field, and is now the world’s largest conference on this subject
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