Newsletter | August 20, 2014

08.20.14 -- Pfizer's Dr. Firelli Alonso-Caplen Discusses Outsourcing Challenges And The Future Of Single Use

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Meet The Board: Pfizer's Dr. Firelli Alonso-Caplen Discusses Outsourcing Challenges And The Future Of Single Use
By Trisha Gladd, Editor, Pharmaceutical Online and Bioresearch Online
I recently spoke with one of Bioresearch Online's editorial board members, Dr. Firelli Alonso-Caplen, senior director, biotherapeutics and vaccines outsourcing at Pfizer, about the challenges she faces in her role and where she sees the future of single-use technology.

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Guest Column: A Powerful Method To Develop Highly Concentrated Protein Formulations
By Michelle Amaral, Ph.D., Science Writer, Soluble Therapeutics
Proteins perform an array of functions in living organisms, from structural scaffolds and signaling molecules to catalysts and cell-surface receptors. Structural perturbations and aberrant protein production are associated with many disease states, making these macromolecules potential candidates for pharmaceuticals. This strategy became a reality following the advent of recombinant DNA technologies, which allowed proteins to be produced on a large scale. Issues related to protein solubility can limit this approach however, and drastically reduce the number of possible therapeutics that can be delivered to patients. “Solutions” to this problem are highly desirable.


Application Note: Process Optimization Made Easy — DoE With A Multibioreactor System
By Sartorius Stedim Biotech
Design of experiments (DoE) is one of the most important techniques for the systematic planning, execution, and statistical evaluation of experiments.


White Paper: Film Characterization Of Single-Use Bioprocess Containers To Determine Suitability For Specific Applications
By Thermo Scientific
The Thermo Scientific Aegis5-14 Film was developed specifically for liquid handling, production, storage, and transportation in the biopharmaceutical industry. This film was developed as an approach to issues regarding cleaning and sterilization of conventional multiuse containers and systems.


White Paper: Using Dry Ice When Shipping Air Freight
By Mark Mohr, CSafe Global
Healthcare product manufacturers, transportation providers, and distributors all have a moral, and in most cases, a regulatory responsibility to help ensure product arrives to the end user intact. Protection of product efficacy demands use of the latest reliable technologies available. People’s lives truly depend on it.

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ASI Discusses Single-Use And Pressure Decay Testing
In this podcast Rudolf Pavlik, medical devices manager at ASI, discusses the challenges of moving from stainless to single-use equipment, as well as the importance of integrity testing.

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An Exciting Change On The Horizon
To assist our audience with getting the specific scientific and business information they need to do their jobs better, we are narrowing our editorial coverage of this site to the bio manufacturing industry. As a result, this September, Bioresearch Online will become BioProcess Online.

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