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  • What These Two Mottos Must Mean For The Biosimilar Industry
    What These Two Mottos Must Mean For The Biosimilar Industry

    I recently attended the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) Biosimilars Council’s Leading on Biosimilars conference.In addition to the many tidbits of knowledge I took away from this event, two terms kept resurfacing throughout the conference I feel are worth delving into more deeply.

Pfenex’s New CEO Sizes Up Biosimilar Industry’s Future

Newly-appointed Pfenex CEO, Eef Schimmelpennink, faces the challenge of determining how to adapt Pfenex to a constantly changing future. Though it's still very early in his tenure, Schimmelpennink highlights some areas he will keep in mind as he steers Pfenex's future biosimilars onto the market.  

The Evolving Landscape Of Biosimilar Risk Management Programs

In a presentation at the 2017 World Biosimilars Congress, Asif Mahmood, disease area safety and strategy lead at Pfizer, shed some light on global risk management strategies and the challenges of launching these programs.

The Evolution Of Russia’s Biosimilar Regulatory Pathway

In a recent article, I discussed the market opportunities and reimbursement system in Russia. But in addition to this snapshot of the market, my conversation with BIOCAD's Roman Ivanov highlighted how the Russian biosimilar regulatory system was established, as well as the challenges BIOCAD has faced during it evolution.

Russia’s Biosimilar Market At A Glance

After my discussion with BIOCAD's Roman Ivanov, it’s clear the Russian biosimilar market is a prime example of the positive impact biosimilars can have on a nation. However, Russia's biosimilar market has evolved quite differently than those of the EU and U.S.

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  • Are You Prepared For The EU’s FMD Safety Features Delegated Regulation?
    Are You Prepared For The EU’s FMD Safety Features Delegated Regulation?

    The European Union’s (EU) Falsified Medicines (FMD) Directive 2011/62/EU amends Directive 2001/83/EC to safeguard public health by protecting the pharmaceutical supply chain from infiltration by falsified (or counterfeit) medicines. It also introduces new rules to more rigorously regulate the supply chain.

  • Validation Of Visual Inspection As An Analytical Method For Cleaning Validation
    Validation Of Visual Inspection As An Analytical Method For Cleaning Validation

    It has never been clear whether visual inspection is reliable since it has never actually been validated. If it can be validated, then the use of this technique for release of equipment would be justified and might even be used in place of traditional swab methods, which take substantial amounts of time and resources to develop, validate, and perform.

  • Using Trending As A Tool For Risk-Based Thinking
    Using Trending As A Tool For Risk-Based Thinking

    Probably the most significant concern for anyone responsible for implementing, deploying, and maintaining a quality management system is the integration of risk-based thinking. While the concept of risk management is not new, previous practice was more reactionary, primarily focusing on detection after the fact, root cause analysis, corrective actions, and preventing recurrence of the failure. Contemporary thinking places the emphasis on considering risks up front (prevention) and having a solid approach to address risk in planning, managing, and driving actions.

  • Can Biosimilars Increase The Profitability Of Generics Manufacturers?

    Generic drug prices are falling. For confirmation, look no further than the recent earnings reports from generic manufacturers and pharmaceutical wholesalers whose profits from distributing generic pharmaceuticals are also declining.

  • Can New York City Lead In Life Sciences?

    New York City has long aspired to become a life sciences hub, but while the city seems to have all the elements necessary to foster such industry growth, it has continually fallen short of this goal. New York currently ranks a distant third behind both Greater Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area, and there’s some work to do if it hopes to catch up.

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  • Changing Column Packing In Chromatography From An Art Into A Science
    Changing Column Packing In Chromatography From An Art Into A Science

    The most demanding operation in production scale chromatography is typically packing the column in a way that ensures first time success and a validation result which meets the batch record standards.

  • Keeping Your Cool When Storing Purified Protein
    Keeping Your Cool When Storing Purified Protein

    The study of proteins and their function is central to understanding biology, but separating and purifying single proteins from complex mixtures is hard work. After investing the time to purify your target protein using various chromatography methods, losing your protein integrity because of improper storage would be devastating. Good storage conditions are particularly important if you need your protein for several downstream studies. You might need to store your preparation for an extended period of time, and some experiments require that the protein retain its original structure, binding affinity or enzymatic activity. Here we discuss some quick and simple suggestions relating to concentration, additives, sample size and storage temperature to consider when storing your protein for future use.

  • Making Novel Therapies A Reality Part 1
    Making Novel Therapies A Reality Part 1

    Cell therapy, gene therapy, and RNA-based therapies. Right now, those are the classes of therapies we’re considering novel. If you look at it historically, ten years ago, recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies would have been novel therapies, but now they’ve become very much standardized. So now that bar has moved a little bit, and the novel therapies are really cell and gene therapies, and to a certain extent the RNA therapies.

  • Cost Savings And Speed: The Untapped Value Of A Single-Source Solution
    Cost Savings And Speed: The Untapped Value Of A Single-Source Solution

    Small and emerging companies face significant challenges in today’s market. This calls for an alternative solution to help them achieve success. One option is a single-source solution, which can eliminate the silos that can often exist in today’s outsourcing paradigm, increasing both communication and speed.

  • Optimizing Clinical Outcomes For Challenging Molecules With Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Systems
    Optimizing Clinical Outcomes For Challenging Molecules With Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Systems

    Implementing a bioavailability enhancing formulation approach can positively impact safety, efficacy, and patient adherence, leading to successful clinical outcomes. An in-depth look at how lipid-based drug delivery systems (LBDDS) with softgel dosage form can be used as a bioavailability enhancing technology for successful clinical outcomes.

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