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  • 2018 Outlook: Biosimilar Trends To Watch
    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.

Top 5 Biosimilar Developments Of 2017

These top five events reflect the steps the numerous industry stakeholders are taking to build what they hope will be a biosimilar friendly framework in the U.S. Though a number of these developments could bring positive implications for the biosimilar industry moving forward, several of these have raised a number of questions and concerns.

Biosimilar Evolutions To Watch For In The New Year

Experts from Adello Biologics, PA Consulting Group, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, and Avalere Health, share which trends and challenges they’re watching closely, along with how the industry could “break from tradition” in the next few years.

What U.S. Biosimilar “Traditions” Need To Be Broken In 2018?

You may feel “tradition” is not yet a realized concept in the biosimilar industry — and I would agree with you. But this didn’t stop me from asking several experts which areas they felt could stand more attention or redirection in the future. And they left no stone unturned.

DIA Biosimilars Conference Reveals “More Questions Than Answers”

During the DIA Biosimilars 2017 conference, there were three topics of discussion that, arguably, could remove barriers to biosimilar development and advance it. But a phrase that was regularly used over the two days highlights one of the biggest issues standing in front of this industry: “There are more questions than answers.”

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  • 4 Steps For Successful Tech Transfer Of Gene And Cell Therapy Products
    4 Steps For Successful Tech Transfer Of Gene And Cell Therapy Products

    As the gene and cell therapy sector develops and its products start to move from development to commercial manufacture, the requirement for the technology transfer of these products will only increase. This technology will transfer from smaller or academic establishments and development laboratories, to larger facilities with greater capacity in-house, or to a partner company or CMO. It can occur at any phase of a product’s life cycle, from R&D preclinical stages to post-Phase 3 clinical trials to full commercial production.

  • Environmental Risks & The Life Science Supply Chain: Lessons Learned From Hurricane Maria
    Environmental Risks & The Life Science Supply Chain: Lessons Learned From Hurricane Maria

    The hurricane season of 2017 will be remembered as one of the worst, with some of the strongest tropical cyclones ever witnessed creating havoc in the Atlantic basin.

  • Identifying Outliers In Process Data Using Visual And Analytical Techniques
    Identifying Outliers In Process Data Using Visual And Analytical Techniques

    Identifying outlier data points using visual and analytical techniques is especially important for proper process validation, control, and monitoring in the FDA regulated industries. Additionally, properly identifying outliers can assist FDA regulated companies with the proper establishment of trending and excursion limits for complaint and nonconformance management, and other aspects such as environmental monitoring, which can trigger investigations or initiate the formal corrective and preventive action (CAPA) process.

  • Renovating An Existing Biotech Plant To Accommodate A Higher-Titer Product

    Over the last few years, we have discussed various design approaches and compliance trends. In this article, we will tackle a design problem that typically emerges in a mature production organization.

  • An Analysis Of FDA FY2017 Drug GMP Warning Letters

    This article presents a detailed summary of the drug GMP warning letters issued in FY2017, as well as a comparison of trends since fiscal year 2013. A comprehensive GMP intelligence program includes evaluation of health authority enforcement actions, including FDA Forms 483, warning letters, seizures, recalls, and consent decree agreements.

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    Pharmaceutical Primary Packaging Strategies

    There are several factors that biopharmaceutical companies should take into account when considering outsourcing primary packaging. This article provides an in-depth look at the benefits of developing packaging strategies as early as possible in the drug development process, how primary packaging should be approached to ensure patient compliance, and different forms of packaging that best protect and improve the stability of a product.

  • Characterizing Drug Substance Properties Early Can Optimize Drug Product Formulation
    Characterizing Drug Substance Properties Early Can Optimize Drug Product Formulation

    Molecules continue to get more challenging from the perspective of solubility, bioavailability, and exposure. Advances in formulation technologies continue to provide more solutions. Establishing effective communications between DS chemists and DP formulators manage the risks and maximize the rewards of transforming less soluble and less bioavailable molecules into effective new drugs.

  • Choosing The Right Single-Use Bioreactor Platform
    Choosing The Right Single-Use Bioreactor Platform

    When selecting a bioreactor, you can choose stainless steel or single-use technologies, depending on your biomanufacturing requirements. The bioreactor is a key component of your bioprocessing workflow and should be regarded as a strategic asset. It is important that this core technology is carefully chosen, specified, designed, and supported, both now and in the future.

  • Which Laboratory Software Is The Right One For Your Lab?
    Which Laboratory Software Is The Right One For Your Lab?

    To ensure that your requests for specific software and systems receive full consideration, it pays to fully understand the types of lab management software available.

  • Sanofi Asks — Will Standardization Take End User & Supplier Relationships To The Next Level?
    Sanofi Asks — Will Standardization Take End User & Supplier Relationships To The Next Level?

    A larger scale adoption of SUT may continue to be delayed as biopharmaceutical manufacturers must have access to a reliable supply chain that allows us to successfully deliver product to our customers.

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Stability Programs - Key Factors in Meeting FDA/ICH Expectations January 17, 2018
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Cell Therapy: Process Design Considerations To Support Commercialization February 1, 2018
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Cell Therapy: Process Design Considerations To Support Commercialization February 1, 2018
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