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Editor’s Letter

EBR Editor Dr Deborah O’Neil details the history of diabetes treatments and how they have changed over the last eight decades, while also summarising the themes covered by the issue’s authors.
 
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Science and Innovation
In Brief

Natural Intelligence Looks at AI

EBR's Industry Advisor, Emile Bellott, assesses how the biopharmaceutical industry and human health can benefit from the use of artificial intelligence.
 
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PATENTING POLICY AND PRACTICE
Considerations for Protecting and Launching Biosimilars

Patenting Biosimilars

A streamlined process is enabling generics companies to enter the market with a biosimilar product and gain approval quicker than ever before, as explained by Jennifer O’Farrell at Boult Wade Tennant.
 
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Biosimilar Applications

The Patent Dance

Sanya Sukduang and Thomas J Sullivan at Finnegan detail how biosimilar applicants can now bypass the usual lengthy information exchange after the introduction of new biologics licensing rules.
 
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Mass Spectrometry
Primary Sequence Analysis

Understanding Biosimilars

Amino acid sequencing relies on state-of-the-art technology to deliver the best possible analytics, though the mass spectrometry involved can be problematic, as discussed by Dr Richard Easton and Dr Andrew Reason at BioPharmaSpec.
 
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Monitoring with Mass Spectrometry

Driving Discovery

EBR asked Dr Simon Cubbon at Thermo Fisher Scientific about the benefits of using a mass spectrometry-based multi-attribute method in drug development.
 
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Probing Pathology with MALDI

Visualising Alzheimer’s

Dr Shannon Cornett at Bruker Daltonics suggests the ways in which ultra-high resolution mass
spectrometry imaging techniques can be advantageous in understanding neurological disorders.
 
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Orphan Drugs
Gene Therapy

End of the Tunnel

Dr Serge Braun at AFM-Téléthon examines the ever-changing climate of gene therapy technologies and how they are applied and outlines the limitations that they may present.
 
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Analytical Tools
Monoclonal Antibody Innovations

Enhancing Analysis

A growing need for rapid high-throughput analysis of biotherapeutics results in the necessity of standardised chromatographic methods, as told by Dr Amy Farell,Dr Sara Carillo, and Dr Jonathan Bones at the National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training.
 
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Genomics and DNA
Red Biotechnology

Endonuclease Compliance

New enzyme derivatives are being welcomed across the biopharmaceuticals industry following easier red biotechnology applications, as illustrated by Dr Pablo Domínguez de María on behalf of c-LEcta and Dr Stefan Schoenert at c-LEcta.
 
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RPA Development

Technique Transition

Dr Olaf Piepenburg at TwistDx explores the advantages of recombinase polymerase amplification, which is growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional polymerase chain reactions for testing outside the laboratory.
 
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Tumour Heterogeneity

Alternative Approaches

Dr Ute Boronowsky at Oxford Genetics introduces a new gene editing tool that has been developed to iron out issues often encountered during single-cell analysis.
 
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Biosimilars
Diabetes Biosimilars

Calibrating Expectations

Rafal Kokolus, Dr Doug Niven, and Rohit Sood at Syneos Health claim that diabetes treatments could change following the increasing incorporation of biosimilars as an alternative therapeutic.
 
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ADCs as Therapeutics
ADC Development

Targeted Treatment

Given the rise in usage of antibody-drug conjugates in cancer therapy, addressing the problems they sometimes present is important. Edward Barnes, Dr David Bunka, and Dr Arron Tolley at Aptamer Group demonstrate how aptamers can help alleviate these.


 
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Advancing ADC Technology

The Future of ADCs

Changed approaches and new technologies in the drugs’ development sector has given rise to improved and innovative targeted drugs, as explained byDr Neil Butt at IONTAS.
 
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Targeted Therapies

Engineering Antibodies

Targeted antibodies are always evolving, though the challenges they often come with still remain. Professor Andreas Pahl at Heidelberg Pharma illustrates the ways in which these can be overcome.
 
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Edited by
Dr Deborah O'Neil,
Chief Executive and Scientific Officer,
NovaBiotics Ltd
Published quarterly in
January, April,
July, and October

News and Press Releases

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White Papers

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Industry Events

ASGCT 22nd Annual Meeting

29 April - 2 May 2019, Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C

The 2019 ASGCT Annual Meeting is expected to be the largest in Society history, eclipsing the mark set by the 2018 meeting just last year. Join more than 3,500 researchers, clinicians, advocates, and industry leaders in discovering the latest science and technology surrounding gene and cell therapy.
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