The International Congress on Harmonization Quality Risk Management Guidance (ICH Q9) lists both cleaning (in Annex II.4) and validation (in Annex II.6) as potential areas for the application of quality risk management.
Explore tech transfer expert Anthony Grenier's opinions on the most common mistakes he sees, how to avoid them, and planning ahead to beat the CMO capacity crunch.
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.
Biocompatibility is an essential element for any pharmaceutical combination product. ISO 10993 is the standard for biocompatibility, and it is broken into various normative sub-standards from ISO10993-1 to -22 that focus on various assessments, considerations, recommendations, and approaches.
Part 1 of this series provided an overview of CPV and how it is key to setting the foundation for continuous improvement in pharmaceutical manufacturing. In this second part, we will look more deeply into how enhanced knowledge management can enable robust change management in the life sciences industry.
With minimal specific guidance on commercial manufacturing from the FDA and a lack of robust platform commercial processes, some of the finer details of cell and therapy manufacturing can make operating companies feel like they are walking on a precarious limb.
The EU has approved 16 biological molecules, and the U.S. has licensed the same molecules (including approving some as 505(b)(2) approvals), except for follitropin alfa, which amounts to 114 biosimilars, combined. This article, based on the EMA’s European public assessment reports (EPARs) and the FDA’s BLA (biologics license application) reviews, identifies many inconsistencies that require revision of regulatory guidance to assure faster approval of biosimilars.
The clock is ticking for state lawmakers to preserve an existing law that allows for prescription drug coupon usage in Massachusetts with an end-of-the-year deadline fast approaching.
While the boipharmaceutical industry has benefited from high margins and low competition for decades, operational efficiency remains a low priority item for packaging departments in life sciences..
Learn the statutory and regulatory requirements for interchangeability designation, how the designation hampers follow-on biologics, and why the FDA should loosen requirements for the designation.
Process validation should never be performed until the process is fully characterized. A failed process validation should be a rare event; otherwise, a Warning Letter will probably be in your future.
While traditional small molecule drug products usually consist of pure chemical substances that are easily analyzed after manufacture, biologics such as monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are much more complex.
How ADC chemistry and manufacturing have evolved over the years, present the challenges this growth has created and describe how CDMOs are adapting to these changes to meet customer needs.
Once deemed an “experts-only” approach to chemical synthesis, flow chemistry is a cost-efficient technique growing in popularity that can increase safety and flexibility and improve product quality.
This whitepaper discusses cleaning of affinity resins intended for use in the purification of monoclonal antibodies and antibody fragments.
This paper delves deeper into aseptic sampling devices to explain how they offer superior performance in the effort to control contamination.
It is critical anyone utilizing single-use technology understands the differences between the various guidances available for extractables analysis and which testing approaches are most suited to the study goals.
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