In the article “Do The Arguments For Pharmaceutical Price Increases Make Sense?”, we began to look comprehensively at the U.S. healthcare system from a cost perspective. In it, we acknowledged and illustrated that there is no single reason behind the outpacing of inflation and GDP growth by healthcare spending and healthcare pricing. We then focused on the pharmaceutical industry, advancing data-driven arguments for how the risk of developing and obtaining approval of pharmaceutical products neither supports nor excuses the pricing of drugs we have seen in the United States.
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.
Pharmaceutical companies producing combination products or companion diagnostics may not have a clear idea of how the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the EU In Vitro Device Regulation (IVDR) will effect their products. However, under the new regulations, no medical device will escape regulatory scrutiny, regardless of whether its function is central or ancillary to the drug product.
This is the second part of a two-part article exploring various types of prefilled syringes (PFSs) for biopharmaceutical products. Part 1 looked at needle-free and dual-chamber prefilled syringes, discussing the important aspects of those devices. In this part, we will examine the various aspects of prefilled syringes with staked-in needles and their impacts. We will conclude with some general thoughts on vendor selection for successful partnership.
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 implications on the biosimilar market are 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.
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 to regulate combination products. In Part 2 of this series, we cover the EU guideline and show how two diverge.
With many end users now demanding streamlined operations, high-density culture in fed-batch modes, even higher production by perfusion cultures, and contrastingly gentle operations required in microcarrier applications, standard S.U.B. offerings must keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of the bioprocessing industry. Read about recent enhancements that are helping keep up with these increasing demands.
Single-use bioreactors are widely accepted in the pharmaceutical industry and are increasingly being used to perform mammalian cell cultures in commercial manufacturing applications. They address some of the key challenges the industry faces by decreasing time-to-market, reducing validation efforts, increasing flexibility, reducing investment costs and optimizing cost of goods.
A guide for today’s biopharma executives seeking to navigate through the important considerations necessary to successfully build their own cGMP biomanufacturing facility.
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.
Through proper implementation of ICH Q12 tools and enablers, the industry could manage CMC changes effectively under a company’s pharma quality system with less need for oversight prior to implementation.
Finding the CDMO that is right for your company and project can be a daunting task, particularly if this is your first time outsourcing. Some companies, especially those with limited experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, may find themselves unprepared when it comes to beginning the search.
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