Fueled by the country’s large population and rapid urbanization, China’s biopharma segment has experienced double-digit growth for the past decade, and the landscape is poised for robust growth for the near future. According to our research, the country’s pharma segment is projected to reach $175 billion by 2022, with its biopharma sales on track to reach over $50 billion.
Why Bert Liang, M.D., Ph.D. obsesses over at-scale manufacturing and regulatory challenges from the outset of clinical trials.
Why it does, and how one startup is winning the biotech talent wars with a diversity-centric strategy.
The relationship between therapies and genetic composition is incredibly important to the future of medicine, and the way it's manufactured. I sat down to discuss the topic with Dr. Howard Jacob, who's working to improve the drug pipeline at AbbVie using genomics tools.
Last month, the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) announced that the University of Delaware, on behalf of NIIMBL, has entered into a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the FDA. Effective July 15, the agreement gave FDA and NIIMBL the ability to “collaborate in a pre-competitive environment to strengthen research, innovation, training, and collaboration in the biopharma manufacturing industry.”
In light of BioApproval's Chris Webster’s recent publication and future presentation at the upcoming DIA Biosimilars conference, I spoke with him to learn more about the "Confirmation of Sufficient Likeness" approach and the scientific evidence that has informed this proposed biosimilar regulatory paradigm shift away from Totality of Evidence.
For many years, the pharmaceutical industry meant “small (usually synthetic) molecules” mixed with various non-active materials and put into capsules or, in the old days, rolled into pills or pressed into tablets. While synthesizing the APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients), formulating the dosage forms, and analyzing the materials at every step of the life cycle was not always trivial, it was relatively straightforward.
The ISO Standard 22519 claims to be the new word in purified water (PW) compliance. In fact, the standard neither promotes innovation nor compliance. On the contrary, it brings confusion to those that are embarking on purified water production and use in the pharmaceutical industry.
The road to successfully acquiring a property for a biotech startup is littered with potholes and barriers. After the operating organization decides that leasing is the most economical approach, the search should focus on the technical merit of the property and the features it offers. This article provides a technical due diligence checklist that the operating organization can use to frame its decision-making process.
At present, automatic substitution of biosimilars at a pharmacy level is not practiced in the EU5. Recent and future changes in the EU5 market access environment and regulatory landscape may favor automatic substitution, but whether it is implemented and becomes an effective measure to sustain the biosimilar market is yet to be determined.
The FDA recently published GMP drug inspection data from CDER that addresses drug inspections conducted during the agency's 2018 fiscal year. This article examines the FY2018 data and evaluate six years’ worth of trends in FDA GMP inspection enforcement.
The new EU draft guidance, Guideline on the quality requirements for drug-device combinations, and U.S. draft guidance, Principles of Premarket Pathways for Combination Products, are the latest attempts by each regulatory body to adequately regulate combination products. In Part 2 of this two-part series, we cover the European Union guidelines for combination products and show how the U.S. and the EU diverge.
We in pharma and biopharma are required to verify or check or double-check an action or event to be sure it was performed and performed correctly. But what do these words really mean? How do they differ in terms of their actual execution?
One of pharma’s greatest foibles as an industry has been the penchant to focus on the wrong things. We saw this with process analytical technology (PAT), where we focused on the design and implementation of the technology and ignored the impact of foundational material characterization and supplier control. Pharma 4.0 has the potential to fall into the same trap.
Follow the paths of two companies as they learn how a science-led, risk-based development approach yields a more successful outcome in the long run.
Demand for mAbs creates pressure to accelerate development, improve flexibility, and reduce costs while sustaining or improving drugs.This paper explores upstream strategies to increase protein titers, which can translate into higher throughput, improved flexibility, and compressed timelines.
This article outlines six recent regulatory changes in China intended to protect patient safety as well as reduce regulatory burdens and minimize delays.
The rise of biologics is having a dramatic impact on how physicians treat many serious and chronic illnesses. Pharmaceutical companies looking to add biologics to their pipelines must come up with innovative ways to approach drug development and cut the high costs associated with it. In this white paper, we review how the Corynex® Protein Expression System uses an extensive toolbox to improve the levels of protein secretion and overall success rate.
Organizations recognize the growing need for control of the entire cold chain as the changing global scenario requires highly efficient processes and flexibility.
The costly proliferation of parts and components that often accompanies the pressure for product differentiation and customization can be controlled through multiple strategies. One of the easiest and most effective of these is to deploy EXALEAD Sourcing & Standardization Intelligence. By combining information sources with semantic information, these new products and applications go beyond the limits of conventional analytics solutions and deliver simple user experiences for decision makers.
Download this free collection of articles and learn how to let go of legacy aseptic filling line equipment, seven common filling blunders and how to avoid them, nontraditional design concepts for CAR T processing, what to do when your isolator is taking too long to de-gas. Herman and Erich Bozenhardt bring a collective 54 years of bioprocess facility design and production experience to the pages of this comprehensive ebook.More Content Collections