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  • Biosimilars, Biobetters, Or Both?: Report Highlights Manufacturing Considerations
    Biosimilars, Biobetters, Or Both?: Report Highlights Manufacturing Considerations

    I sat down with Kate Hammeke, VP of Industry Standard Research to discuss the biggest surprises or takeaways from this year’s report about the industry’s biologics and biosimilars manufacturing goals. But the conversation also evolved to some of the larger trends Hammeke expects to see impacting the biosimilar players in the future.

Samsung Bioepis: Applying The "Hunger" For Biosimilars To Novel Drugs

Since last year's feature article celebrating Samsung Bioepis' fifth anniversary, the company has seen a number of approvals and launches and has established a novel biologics development partnership. As such, I jumped on the opportunity to learn more about the company's ongoing efforts to realize a lower COGS, speed production, and manage risk in biosimilar and biologics development.

New U.S And Canadian Facilities Boosting Biologics Capacity

Biopharma executives have warned they need more biologics development and manufacturing capacities, particularly in North America. They haven’t been howling at the moon. Four announcements – within two days of each other – offer a sign of relief. And Amgen has provided Outsourced Pharma with its first public estimate of costs for one of those facilities.

Why Biosimilars Won’t Be “A Stake In The Heart Of Innovation”

There has not been much discussion about how biosimilars contribute to or will impact innovation — outside of helping the healthcare system afford costly novel therapies. I found my interest in this question sparked upon reading a recent headline, "Biosimilars: The Cure for Sky-High Drug Prices Or A Stake In The Heart Of Innovation?"

2018 Outlook: Biosimilar Trends To Watch

Last week, I published the first installment of a three-part roundtable discussion highlighting which 2017 trends/occurrences were most notable to the members of Biosimilar Development’s editorial advisory board. In addition to discussing 2017’s impact on the future of the industry, these experts also shared their thoughts on what to expect in 2018.

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  • Fault Tree Analysis: Uncovering The Root Causes Of More Complex Problems
    Fault Tree Analysis: Uncovering The Root Causes Of More Complex Problems

    Part 3 of Identifying And Resolving Errors, Defects, And Problems Within Your Organization — a five-part series on operationalizing proper improvement techniques.

  • Establishing A Critical Supply Chain For Autologous Cell And Gene Therapies
    Establishing A Critical Supply Chain For Autologous Cell And Gene Therapies

    With the recent breakthroughs in cell and gene therapy, there is increased emphasis on the design and implementation of different supply chain models to support the movement of materials and drug product across the chain of care. Unlike more traditional supply chains, many of these therapies have unpredictable sources and manufacturing and infusion locations. The most extreme example is loosely referred to as the “vein-to-vein” supply chain — particularly for autologous therapies.

  • Help! My Isolator Is Taking Too Long To Degas — What Should I Do?
    Help! My Isolator Is Taking Too Long To Degas — What Should I Do?

    Probably one of the most significant developments in sterilization and aseptic practices in pharma is that of vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) as a contact or “cold” sterilizing agent. The use of VHP in contained environments has allowed us to decontaminate working spaces, equipment, and materials and has led to the development of the reliable isolator.

  • How Will Trump’s New FTC/DOJ Reporting Requirements Impact Biosimilars?

    This article summarizes the key provisions of the new law and discusses its limitations. I then look at the FTC’s practice in evaluating “reverse payment” settlements in Hatch-Waxman litigations and discuss why similar antitrust analyses of biosimilar settlements will likely be more complex.

  • Health-Based Exposure Limits: How Do The EMA’s Q&As Compare With New And Forthcoming ASTM Standards?

    The EMA Q&As and their updates mark an important turning point in the pharmaceutical industry regarding cleaning validation and quality risk management. The new ASTM standards will provide guidance to the industry on the appropriate development of health based exposure limits, for the implementation of science- and risk-based approaches to cleaning validation, and on the use of statistical techniques for measuring the risk in cleaning and assessing the effectiveness of cleaning processes.

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  • Test Parameters For The Leak Test Of Single-Use Systems With The Palltronic® Flowstar LGR Instrument

    Leak testing of SUS or biocontainers, post-installation and prior to actual use, reduces the risk that a system or a biocontainer which may have been damaged during shipping, receiving, handling, storage, or installation could contribute to valuable product loss. Therefore, in cases involving high value product or complex multiple operations, leak testing may be recommended prior to use at the end-user site. This document serves to provide general guidance for experimentally establishing leak test maximum  flow for SUS tested at the end-user site. It is intended to assist users in the development of parameters and maximum flow for the leak test of single-use systems when using the Palltronic Flowstar LGR test instrument.

  • How To Overcome Validation Challenges In A Single-Use World

    How can end users ensure the expected level of compliance in this new world of single-use systems? The secret: shared responsibility for validation with your supply chain.

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Annual Cardiologists Meeting 2018 November 26 - 27, 2018
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Blockchain Technology for the Life Sciences: A Comprehensive Primer November 27 - 27, 2018
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Compliant Patient Support Programs Summit November 28 - 29, 2018
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Clinical Trial Legal and Contracting Forum December 4 - 5, 2018
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Supporting the Patient Experience for Quality Care December 4 - 5, 2018
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Adverse Event Reporting: Avoiding Common Pitfalls December 11 - 11, 2018
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