5AM Ventures Senior Associate Jason Ruth, Ph.D. dished some insider advice to biotech fund seekers in the Pittsburgh LifeX Labs community, and BioProcess Online was there to catch his talk. Here are the highlights.
Though a majority of the data points in a recent ISR report on Sterile Manufacturing are not specifically focused around biosimilars, I reached out to the report’s lead author to unpack a handful of findings I thought would be important for those involved in both biologics and biosimilar manufacturing and outsourcing.
Americans' view of the pharma industry is at an all-time low. NSF Health Sciences Global VP Martin Lush says to change that, something radical will have to happen.
Pharma's CMC regulatory affairs staff, R&D leadership, manufacturing, quality and compliance professionals take note: the EU MDR is real, it becomes effective next May, and it brings with it new challenges and regulatory uncertainty for manufacturers of combination products.
While some regulators may express skepticism that we’ll see major changes to the clinical component of the biosimilar development pathway, Woodcock’s DIA keynote exemplified what I found to be a strikingly different attitude about the future possibilities for biosimilar development.
Why Bert Liang, M.D., Ph.D. obsesses over at-scale manufacturing and regulatory challenges from the outset of clinical trials.
Qualified Persons (QPs) are responsible for the certification of clinical trial materials in the EU and therefore are an essential link in U.S. sponsors’ supply chains. Indeed, engaging QPs well before the clinical trial material needs to be certified not only assures a smooth release process and trial start-up but mitigates pitfalls associated with unanticipated technical, quality, and regulatory challenges.
Pharmaceutical quality by design (QbD) and quality risk management (QRM) principles have become mainstays in pharmaceutical development. However, several myths are prevalent that prevent wider acceptance of the concepts by smaller firms. The lack of understanding of pertinent quality by design methods prevents smaller firms from benefiting from the majority of what QbD offers.
The EMA recently issued two new publications containing information on nitrosamines for marketing authorization holders (MAHs). Every MAH and manufacturer of chemically synthesized APIs and resulting drug products should carefully read the new EMA expectations on potential nitrosamine contamination.
Many of the doomsday scenario predictions for biosimilar competition if authorized biologics were to enter the space prematurely assume mainstream development and adoption of authorized biologics by innovator companies in the current market and do not take into consideration the outcomes seen over the past 18 years with authorized small molecule generics.
Faced with competing priorities, teams often rush to turn their plans into projects while missing the important steps in between. Resource planning is chief among these oversights.
Continued process verification (CPV) is not only required for companies but also is a good investment in product quality and setting the foundation for continuous improvement.
The FDA's new pharmaceutical quality assessment system is intended to capture and manage information about inherent risk and control approaches for product design, manufacturing, and facilities, in a structured format with the intent to facilitate a concise and consistent quality assessment, and largely replace freestyle text.
For U.S. sponsors planning to conduct clinical trials in the EU, Qualified Persons (QPs) may at times be perceived as a challenge to overcome, because their role and responsibilities are not fully understood. Conversely, part of the QP’s role is to support clinical trials in the EU by certifying compliant clinical trial materials while protecting public health.
Despite tremendous growth, drug makers still face a number of challenges in the manufacturing process for antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). Here are key areas where pharma faces uphill battles.
An outlook on the market shows plasma fractionators will have to look to innovation and other opportunities for supply, in order to meet the needs of patients.
Erythrocytes have significant value in specific types of research. If your objective is biobanking these cells in an intact state then it is equally important that hemolysis and the need for a re-draw is avoided. This paper explains how hemolysis can be prevented during specimen collection and handling.
This article examines some of the currently available schemes used in generating rAAV from suspension cultures, and describes what it takes to achieve scalable rAAV production.
Because scale-up and technology transfer of the lyophilization process is challenging, it is important to develop a comprehensive understanding of critical lyophilization characteristics early on.
Companies in need of aseptic syringe and vial fill and finish services may find themselves unprepared for selecting the right components and component supplier to meet the needs of their product. A critical process, which can be overlooked or underestimated, thereby jeopardizing clinical or commercial programs.
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