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In Brief
In Brief

Vax Populi

EBR’s Industry Advisor, Emile Bellott, discusses the health achievement of vaccinations against infectious diseases in the post-industrial era, and how immunisation is essential to continue saving millions of lives every year.

 
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Features
Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies

Robust Method Development for Biologics and Biosimilars

Amanda Turner at Bio-Rad Laboratories examines the factors that enable the demand for biological medicines to evolve and expand, such as the introduction of lower-cost biosimilars, or the ongoing identification of new drug targets.

 
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Preclinical Oncological Research

PET Technology and Tumour Progression

Dr Todd Sasser at Bruker BioSpin writes on how, with the advancements of PET scanning, oncologists are now better able to understand the development of cancers and tumours by better highlighting their morphology and other biomarkers.

 
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Accelerating Process Development

Simply Good Monitoring

Paul Kroll and Alexandra Hofer at Securecell AG articulate how digitisation can accelerate process development in relation to the analysis of liquid samples.
 
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High-Productivity Membrane Chromatography

The Next-Generation Purification of Monoclonal Antibodies

Gary Skarja at Merck examines the key developments in mAb manufacturing, including the benefits that address productivity and cost challenges in a singleuse format.

 
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Challenges in Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapy Products

Drug Development Decisions

Cost control in drug development is always at the forefront of manufacturer’s minds, and Zeb Younes and Zaklina Buljovcic at PharmaLex examine how automation and decentralising the manufacturing process can help achieve this goal in the long run.
 
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Developments in Artificial Intelligence

Focusing on Target Safety

Although in its infancy, Ruth Roberts at ApconiX describes how artificial intelligence can help reduce the cost and the amount of product failures in regard to drug development and creation.
 
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Standardising Conditions for Extractables Testing

Exhaustive Extraction

Simone Carrara and Michele Vasso at Eurofins illustrate the importance of extractables and leachables to ensure drug efficacy, and that the product remains in optimal condition to interact with the patient.
 
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Stem Cell Therapy

Recombinant Human Albumin

Cryopreservation and stem cell therapies are facing major changes and advancements, Dr Phil Morton and Dr Daniel Shelly at Albumedix discuss how albumin is useful across the cell therapy value chain.


 
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Live Cell Transport

The Rising Star

The way in which we transport existing cell shipments is continuously being optimised, and Dr Corné Swart at Cellbox Solutions looks into these new devices that allow cells to survive compared to traditional methods.
 
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rare diseases
Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases

Patient Voices in the Industry

When considering the development of orphan drugs, the patients that suffer from the diseases and help process drug development in clinical trials also have to be considered, write William C Maier and Kelly Franchetti at ICON.
 
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dna and rna sequencing
Biopharmaceutical Applications

The Advantages of Long-Read Sequencing

Jonas Korlach at Pacific Biosciences discusses the improvements in long-read sequencing technology, and the applications it may have in the discovery of new drugs.
 
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Advances in Oncology

Advancing Liquid Biopsies

Mark Li at Resolution Bioscience examines why liquid biopsies are now becoming more commonly used compared to tissue biopsies.
 
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cannabis-based drugs
The Potential of Medical Cannabis

Budding Opportunities for Pharma

Shifting attitudes towards cannabis-based medicines are making them more appealing to drug developers, which will in turn help patients who need these drugs, writes Callum McGuinn at Mewburn Ellis.
 
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The Future of Clinical Research on Medical Cannabis

Trial by Fire

Dr Mark A Ware at Canopy Growth Corporation describes the changes in drug policy in recent times surrounding cannabis-based drugs, and the advantages they may have in treating patients.
 
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News and Press Releases

Bormioli Pharma runs Envision 2020: A Digital Event to Showcase The New Strategic Directions, Brand-New Product Portfolios and Prototypes

Parma, 24 November 2020 – Bormioli Pharma will showcase its brand-new product portfolios, products and prototypes during “Bormioli Pharma Envision 2020”, a digital event that will take place in the first half of December open to all the stakeholders. The event will be the occasion to get in touch with the leading European pharma packaging manufacturer in glass and plastic in such hectic times for the industry. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, the company has kept the momentum for its expansion and growth process, finalizing new investments and M&As to enlarge its industrial platform and the products range.
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White Papers

Characterisation of Biopharmaceutical Proteins

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL)

Over the next five years it is anticipated that there is going to be an explosion in the numbers of biosimilar products coming to market as patents expire. Consequently, in line with regulatory guidance, there will be a commensurate need to provide full characterisation of such biopharmaceuticals. The purpose of this article is to describe the array of the more common techniques used in biopharmaceutical characterisation (typically of protein or polypeptide). For full characterisation of a protein, the protein�s primary, secondary and tertiary structure as well as its physiochemical properties should be assessed.
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