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Editor’s Letter

EBR Editor Dr Deborah O’Neil looks at the potential of cannabis use in healthcare, relating it to topics discussed in this edition.
 
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BioResearch and Innovation
Future Migraine Treatment

Getting Ahead

Recent advancements in biopharmaceuticals in the area of migraine studies have the potential to bring relief to many individuals. Professor Dr Uwe Reuter at Charité Universitätsmedizin explains how.
 
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Discovery Technology
Immunogenicity and the Development of Biopharmaceuticals

Sudden Impact


Dr Gary Bembridge and Dr Karen Hills at Abzena comment on the approaches that can be taken in the pre-clinical stages to reduce the effects of immunogenicity on patient experience and product success.
 
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Technologies for Targeting the Cell Surfaceome

Scratching the Surface

Dr Maria Pavlou and Dr Paul Helbling at Dualsystems Biotech suggest that developing methodologies to study the surfaceome is crucial to cellular differentiation advancement, resulting in the creation of new treatments.
 
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The Potential of Bacterial Lysates

From Pharma to Beauty

Bacterial lysates can be used in many applications, especially disease protection, due to their ability to act as an immune stimulant. Dr Christian Sanchez and Maxence de Villemeur at Lallemand Pharma analyse further.
 
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Legal, Regulatory and Public Policy
Regulatory Challenges

Rules for Success

Dr William Bridges at Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society believes that regulatory aspects can propel an organisation towards success by enforcing policies, compliance, and good practices.
 
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INDUSTRY DYNAMICS
In Brief

Precision Healthcare

EBRs Industry Advisor, Emile Bellott, surveys the potential ramifications of Amazon’s recently announced healthcare services, which aims to be an affordable solution for consumers.
 
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CELL-BASED RESEARCH
Q&A: Albumin in Cell Culture

Therapy at Work

EBR asked Dr Daniel Shelly at Albumedix about cell therapy, looking specifically at the use of albumin in cell culture and current treatments, as well as the challenges that have to be overcome.


 
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Animal Component-Free Media Formulations

Blood-Free Matters

Dr Randall Alfano at InVitria Product Development describes the use of fetal bovine serum in the advancement of in vitro biology, but suggests that a serum-free media formulation could enhance safety and reproducibility.
 
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Customised Viral Engineering

Proactive Progress

Customised viral engineering can create safe and effective adeno-associated virus gene delivery, reveal Tatjana Buchholz at PlasmidFactory, Dr Carl J Christel at Sirion Biotech, and Dr Hüseyin Besir at PROGEN Biotechnik.


 
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Mass Spectrometry
Capturing Protein-Defining Information

Redefining Proteomics

Mass spectrometry can find the proteins that make a sample, but Dr Christian Loch at AVMBioMed highlights the extract-based functional assay technique.
 
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Biomarkers and Personalised Medicine
Personalised Medicine

At a Glance

Is society ready for personalised medicines and its ethical implications? Guenther Proll at Biametrics has the answer and examines the progress of its sequencing.
 
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Precision Medicine

Beyond the Genome

Dr Jason Mellad at Cambridge Epigenetix states that collaboration is key to realising the potential of epigenetic research, and successive innovations and applications can aid the industry’s understanding of this.
 
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Biomarkers in Oncology

Tomorrow’s Treatments

Tarquin Edwards at Peckwater PR claims that personalising cancer care and using biomarkers and personalised medicine in oncology is being supported by Big Pharma, thus transforming cancer treatments.
 
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Biobanks and Strategic Processes
Biobanks and Strategic Processes

Data Swap

Colin Thurston at Brooks Life Sciences recommends adopting three key biobank technology solutions to make research more stratified and effective, thereby aiding researchers.
 
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Edited by
Dr Deborah O'Neil,
Chief Executive and Scientific Officer,
NovaBiotics Ltd
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January, April,
July, and October

News and Press Releases

Northway Biotechpharma Celebrates 15 Years of Growth and Success

Vilnius, Lithuania, July 16, 2019 ─ Northway Biotechpharma, a leading biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), celebrates its 15th anniversary today. As a midsized CDMO, Northway Biotechpharma is able to provide flexibility and responsiveness backed by a strong foundation in science and technology. The company focuses on understanding its customers and meeting their specific needs without binding them to one single approach. It is able to react rapidly to unexpected project changes, adjusting timelines, capacities and other activities to meet its customers’ evolving needs. On average, Northway Biotechpharma has 25–30 development projects underway each year, ranging from gene cloning to final drug product manufacturing.
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White Papers

The Role of the CRO in Effective Risk-Based Monitoring

Medpace

The clinical trial industry is evolving. In an effort to improve participant safety and data integrity, regulators are encouraging trial sponsors to transition from a focused on-site monitoring approach they have traditionally employed toward a risk-based approach that utilizes a combination of centralized and on-site monitoring techniques to ensure patient safety and data quality. The Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) paradigm has many potential advantages over established monitoring practices including enhanced patient safety and data integrity, more efficient and effective protocol design, reduced costs, and the ability to strategically adjust oversight in keeping with changes in risk level.
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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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