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Editor’s Letter

EBR's Editor, Dr Deborah O'Neil, details all the innovations touched upon in this issue and how the majority can enhance cancer treatment.
 
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peptides and proteins
Label-Free Biosensing

Protein Progression

Following a significant increase in quality, peptide and protein microarrays now have the potential to offer brand new opportunities in pharmaceutical and proteomics R&D, claims Güenther Proll at Biametrics.
 
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Process-Specific Versus Generic Host Cell Protein Impurity Assays

Biologics Process Analysis

Given the rise in therapeutic antibody production, it has become more important than ever to address issues associated with host cell proteins, as detailed by Ken Hoffman, Eric Bishop, Dr Alla Zilberman, and Dr Jared Isaac at Cygnus Technologies.
 
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Generating High-Quality Protein Reagents from Eukaryotic Cells

Cell Culture Considerations

Both Escherichia coli and eukaryotic systems have their pros and cons, yet the former is selected more often due to speed and cost implications. Dr Mark Abbott at Peak Proteins discusses the factors to be considered.


 
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Improving Pharmacokinetic Assays in a Regulatory Bioanalysis Setting

Applying Affimers

Dr Amanda Nicholl at Avacta Life Sciences expresses the fundamentality of pharmacokinetic assay results in the phases of drug development and how to increase the effectiveness and efficacy of antibody drug development.
 
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Peptides in Plasma

Determining Peptides

Determination in plasma can be particularly complicated, especially when dealing with peptides, but Professor Hermann Mascher at pharm-analyt believes it is still a route worth taking.
 
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Formulation and Quality Control
Purifying Oligonucleotides

Produce Potential

Dr Cecilia Unoson and Dr Lars Haneskog at Bio-Works Technologies delve into whether the necessary yield and purity of oligonucleotides can be attained through anion exchange chromatography.
 
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Innovations in Oncology
Advanced Therapies

Rising to the Challenge

Dr Fiona Thistlethwaite at The Christie Hospital and Dr Ian Thomas at Aptus Clinical explore the challenges of bringing advanced therapy medicinal products to market and the considerations that must be made.
 
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Tissue-Agnostic Approvals

A New Oncology Era

New advances in tumourigenesis have laid the foundations for a molecular marker that assists in defining and treating cancers, explains Dr Terese Johansson at NDA Group.
 
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Cancer Therapy Innovations

Oncological Advances

Dr Kathryn D Bungartz at N-of-One provides an overview of how advanced imaging techniques and improved preventative measures have transformed the world of cancer innovation.
 
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In Vitro Bioassays

Candidate Selection

The cancer immunotherapies field has made notable progress in its clinical application, and combination therapies may be a viable force to drive these advancements further, suggest Thibault Janss and Sofie Pattijn at ImmunXperts.
 
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Diafiltration of Antibody-Drug Conjugates

Novel TFF Capsule Evaluation

The teams at Sanofi and Merck Group demonstrate the advantages of antibody-drug conjugates as cancer chemotherapeutics.
 
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Bioelectronics
Electroceutical Therapy for Chronic Pain

Effective Electroceuticals

Dr Sree Koneru at BioElectronic Corporation and Dr Kenneth McLeod at the State University of New York in Binghamton, outline the benefits of electroceutical treatments for many neurological disorders and compare this to the widely recognised central sensitisation.
 
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Benefits of Bioelectronic Medicine

Theory to Game Changer

As the use of bioelectronics is on the rise following the adoption of electric devices as main treatment options, Pascaline Vancraeyenest at Healtech identifies how the reliance on drugs is potentially becoming limited.
 
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The Future of Bioelectronic Medicine

Targeted Technology

Dr Deepak B Thimiri Govinda Raj, Prasanna Subramaniam, Dr Sri Saran Venkatachalam, and Dr Dinh-Toi Chu at Envirotransgene Biosolutions examine why bioelectronic medicine is regarded as a disruptive technology in healthcare.
 
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biopharmaceutical technology
In Brief

GOAL!

Following this year's approval of the first RNA interference-based human therapy, EBR's Industry Advisor, Emile Bellott, takes a look at its new role as a game-changer within the biopharma industry.
 
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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

Make a Clean Sweep with Teknomek’s New Anti-bacterial Cleaning Range

Teknomek has introduced a new range of anti-microbial cleaning tools designed to minimise risk in labs and cleanroom environments by reducing the potential for cross-contamination. The new products include brooms, deck scrubs, squeegees, scrapers, spades and buckets, all are available in a choice of five colours to support area segregation.
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White Papers

Changing Structural Landscape for Comparator Drug Supply

ADAllen Pharma

TransCelerate Biopharma is focused on advancing innovation in R&D, identifying and solving common R&D challenges and further improving patient safety, with the goal of delivering more high quality medicines to patients. In 2013, they announced its Clinical Trial Comparator Network initiative to show a mutual commitment to offer secure and rapid supply of comparator drug products. The aim of this article is to unpack the section on 'Comparator Drugs' and analyse the rationale for attempting to achieve their objectives.
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Industry Events

SMI Immuno-Oncology Conference

25-27 September 2018, Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

Immuno-Oncology is a fast-paced field with massive potential to deliver successful and durable cancer therapies, and SMi's Immuno-Oncology Conference will focus on a few key areas of the field with a representation of the whole industry under each area. These areas will be drawn together to look towards the future of Immuno-oncology and how the field can progress.
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