Industry Insights

  1. Avoid The Fallout From Incompatibility Between Your API And Its Formulation
    8/2/2017

    It is critical the experts creating a drug product’s formulation are aware of any reactions that can occur between an API and a tablet’s excipients.

  2. Choosing The Right Single-Use Bioreactor Platform
    6/8/2017

    When selecting a bioreactor, you can choose stainless steel or single-use technologies, depending on your biomanufacturing requirements. The bioreactor is a key component of your bioprocessing workflow and should be regarded as a strategic asset. It is important that this core technology is carefully chosen, specified, designed, and supported, both now and in the future.

  3. Bioburden Sources You Might Have Missed
    5/3/2017

    A problem with traditional mAb manufacturing is that there are so many potential entry points for microbial contamination. There are, however, ways to shut the door on contamination.

  4. Operational Excellence In a Flexible Manufacturing Environment
    7/6/2016

    By thinking outside of the box, CDMOs can create a flexible and scalable business model that offers a level of assurance in the face of forecast variability.

  5. Emerging Biotechs Take Control Of Their Destinies
    8/23/2016

    The recent Economist Intelligence Unit survey revealed that biopharma companies of all sizes share many of the same hopes and concerns. Yet many of the risk concerns and routes to growth are unique for small biotechs as they survey the changing industry landscape. We spoke with Ruta Waghmare – Global Director, Emerging Biotechnology at MilliporeSigma – about global funding trends, the evolution of virtual biotech companies, and taking control over your own molecule.

  6. The Impact Of Waste On The Cost Of Quality In The Pharma Industry
    6/22/2016

    Waste has a significant impact on the cost of quality (COQ) — or more exactly, the cost of poor quality — in the pharmaceutical industry.

  7. Is Automation The Disruption Pharma R&D Needs?
    9/6/2016

    Through the implementation of automation, data management, and analytical technologies, pharma has the opportunity to breathe new life into a number of areas of the biologics drug development process.

  8. Important Considerations For Lab Scale Protein Purification
    1/20/2017

    Protein purification at the lab scale bridges the gap between small-scale exploratory protein purification and high-throughput operations, such as industrial- scale manufacturing. At the larger end of the scale, advances in upstream processing such as improved fermentation capacities have led to increased amounts of crude sample available for input. Despite this meaning higher potential yields of target proteins, it also poses an enormous challenge for timely and cost effective sample processing further downstream. This challenge is made even more difficult as scale increases due to higher amounts of impurities — a result of prolonged fermentation times and higher cell densities in large-scale cell cultures.

  9. Biomanufacturing Partner Should Improve Flexibility, Mitigate Forecasting Risks
    7/21/2016

    While forecasts can never be 100 percent accurate, the goal for biopharmaceutical forecasters should be to minimize the degree of inaccuracies as much as possible.

  10. Consultants’ Guide To Flexible Biomanufacturing Solutions
    5/26/2017

    Consultants play a critical role in ensuring the long-term success of small biopharmaceutical companies, though much of their work happens behind the scenes. From lifecycle planning to marketing advice, consultants help fill gaps in knowledge while having their fingers on the pulse of new production strategies that might be a fit for clients.