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European Biopharmaceutical Review

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Autumn 2014

   
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Editor’s Letter

Deborah O’Neil ponders the recent Ebola outbreak and discusses some of this edition’s focus features.
 
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Science and Innovation
Mass Spectrometry

Molecular Weight


Intact mass analysis has the benefits of minimal sample preparation, high-speed analysis and minor method-induced modifications. Nicholas Michael and Pat Easton at Reading Scientific Services Ltd explain.
 
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Column Technology

HPLC’s Golden Jubilee: Part 2


In the second of a two-part series, Ronald Majors from Agilent Technologies reviews the progress of highperformance liquid chromatography over the last 50 years and considers what the future holds.
 
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BioResearch and Innovation
Nanotechnology

On Target


A sound understanding of biological responses, combined with close coordination of drug delivery mechanisms and particle toxicology, are essential for the safe and effective use of nanoparticles in drug delivery, advises Aiswariya Chidambaram at Frost & Sullivan.
 
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BioDevelopment
Transient Gene Expression

Shifting the Balance

Stable cell line generation can be costly in terms of time, labour and money. Karen Donato, Krista Steger and Meg Duskin at MaxCyte, Inc weigh up transient gene expression as an alternative.
 
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Q&A: Cell Line Development

Path to Progress


FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies’ Alison Porter tells EBR what must be considered when creating a new host cell line, and gives tips on how to save future development time and meet production requirements.



 
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Mammalian Cell Culture

Testing Times


Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona’s Francesc Gòdia recommends the design of experiments approach as a means to accelerate the screening of effi cient compounds and the corresponding optimal conditions.
 
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Legal, Regulatory and Public Policy
Regulatory Challenge

Rapid response


The growing advances in genomics and how this area fi ts in with personalised medicine is uncharted territory, particularly for regulatory agencies. Regina Au at BioMarketing Insight contemplates the current approval processes.


 
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Personalised Medicine

Individual Focus

With molecular profi ling allowing for patient-specific therapeutic strategies, the need to encourage research must be balanced against demands for privacy protection, reports Emma Naks at EBR.
 
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EU Legislation

In Harmony?


Shuna Mason from CMS points out that although recent legislative changes reveal an intention to promote personalised medicine within the EU, there is still some way to go in harmonising regulation.
 
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BioDevelopment and Regulatory
Temperature Standardisation

Playing it Cool


Rolf Ehrhardt and Maria Thompson from BioCision raise awareness of the importance of temperature standardisation in the field of cell biology, and evaluate current practice.
 
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INTERVIEW
Industry Insight

Hot Spot


EBR talks to Frédéric Druck at BioWin about Wallonia, Belgium, and why this region is proving a favourite for companies looking to focus on immunology R&D.
 
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INDUSTRY DYNAMICS
In Brief

A Tale of Two Cities


Despite their common heritage, the US and UK have evolved two distinct approaches to the provision of healthcare and managing costs on a national scale. Emile Bellot explores further.
 
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BUSINESS STRATEGY
Industry Collaboration

Better Together


Pharma companies must realise that productivity does not exist only in delivering effective new compounds, but also in playing a responsive and active part alongside others, reason Peter Wagner and Christoph Schnorr of Quintiles.


 
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Open Innovation

Compound Interest


Simon MacKenzie and Sylviane Boucharens at BioAscent Discovery Ltd suggest why using corporate compound collections as a shareable asset is both promising and valuable.
 
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Clinical Supply Partnerships

Need for Speed

Martin Lamb and Claudia Williams at Biotec Services International propose partnering with a clinical supply business to help cut costs and reduce time to market.
 
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BIOIMAGING
Drug Development

Eye for Success


MPI Research’s Scott Haller believes that contemporary molecular imaging offers pharma a set of tools capable of dramatically de-risking clinical drug development.
 
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Kinetic Modelling

Made to Measure


When it comes to oncology imaging, volumes can allow for a more complete picture, as well as a sophisticated estimation of tumour growth. David Raunig, Gregory Goldmacher and Stephanie Owens at ICON reflect.
 
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Edited by
Dr Deborah O'Neil,
Chief Executive and Scientific Officer,
NovaBiotics Ltd
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News and Press Releases

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