Bioprocessing White Papers

  1. Accelerate Flavivirus Vaccine Production With Modern Tools And Solutions
    6/11/2017

    Flavivirus vaccine development and production constitute many challenges and can be both space- and resource-consuming. This white paper gives an overview of modern tools and solutions, adding flexibility and speed to both upstream and downstream operations in flavivirus vaccine production. Single-use production bioreactors and chromatography purification columns mitigate cross-contamination risk and support increased operator safety, while reducing time to market by eliminating costly and time-consuming cleaning operations.

  2. Managing Risk In Biomanufacturing
    6/6/2017

    Commercial, manufacturing, and supply aspects in the biopharmaceutical industry can all be managed in order to mitigate risk. This white paper focuses on how a structured and transparent risk management process can be an ideal way to align the needs of patients with drug manufacturers and their suppliers, regulators, investors, and employees. Read on to learn more about guarding commercial interests, building and managing manufacturing capacity, and preventing supply disruption, and how these things can impact managing risk in biomanufacturing.

  3. Blow-Fill-Seal For Biologics: Breaking Through In Pharma Packaging
    5/3/2017

    As the industry continues its move toward biologics, innovative solutions and technologies will be needed to ensure a safe and reliable approach to the manufacturing and delivery of these drugs. 

  4. Planning And Executing Cycle Development For The Vapor Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination Of A Filling Line Isolator
    4/6/2017

    The cycle development approach described in this document is fairly universal and should not be dependant on individual isolator systems. The terminology used may be slightly different depending on the technology.

  5. Broaden Analysis Of Compound Factors For Predictive Solubility Solutions
    3/2/2017

    Developed by the FDA, the Biopharmaceutics Classification System helps companies when they file for bioequivalence of dosage forms based on in vitro dissolution testing.

  6. Purification Of Mammalian Virus In A Single Step
    2/28/2017

    Viruses can infect mammalian cells and cause diseases such as influenza, hepatitis, yellow fever, smallpox, and AIDS. Since some biotherapeutic products are produced using mammalian cell lines or plasma, the risk of viral contamination in these products is a concern and guidelines have been enforced to alleviate this risk. Chromatographic separation of viral particles from process intermediates is a key part of ensuring viral safety in biotherapeutics (ICH Expert Working Group 1999, Moritz 2005). Additionally, purification of viral particles is used extensively in the study and characterization of these infectious agents.

  7. Streamlining Change Control In Today’s Complex Life Sciences Organizations
    1/11/2017

    Change control is collaborative, iterative and labor-intensive. For any specific change event, multiple users are required to follow a prescribed set of tasks and processes, which need to be carried out in a defined sequence and are subject to multiple stages of review and approval. It’s very easy to lose track of where you are in the process, what actions need to be completed next, who owns them, and when they are due. Yet the consequences of such lapses can be very costly. This paper examines why it is absolutely vital for organizations to take a comprehensive, closed-loop approach to automating change management, spanning all areas of the organization and extending throughout the product lifecycle.

  8. How Hollister Selected An Automated Solution For Tracking Product Registration And CAPA Management
    1/11/2017

    In 2008 Hollister did a thorough evaluation of available solutions to automate some key internal business processes including the tracking of product registrations and the management of CAPAs. Since Hollister has to track registrations for its products in many different countries, the Regulatory Affairs department needed an automated solution to track when a registration was coming due so they could submit a new packet to renew a registration. Additionally Hollister needed to upgrade its existing Corrective Actions and Preventative Actions (CAPA) management system that was built on a Lotus Notes platform that was going to be retired.

  9. For Regulatory Retention Compliance In Life Science Industries And Clinical Trial Research
    1/11/2017

    “Digital born data” is found everywhere in regulated Good Practice environments for laboratory (GLP), clinical (GCP), and manufacturing (GMP) purposes, e.g., (GXP). Paper documents are also scanned into digital format (PDF) for storage and retention. This document explains the fallacy of thinking that system backup tapes suffice for electronic archive purposes. It then describes the characteristics of electronic archives and discusses the history and concepts supporting today’s practical experience with digital preservation for long term retention compliance in organizations subject to US FDA, EU EMEA, and other global authorities.

  10. 5 Reasons External Collaborations Fail In Drug Discovery
    1/11/2017

    In an effort to accelerate innovation, streamline the R&D process, satisfy healthcare expectations and improve the rate of return, pharmaceutical companies have come to embrace external collaborations and their outsourcing partners as an essential part of their discovery programs. This trend towards externalization is significant with roughly 90% of companies outsourcing some steps of drug discovery, and with half of all drugs now resulting from such partnerships. This white paper, discusses the different types of external collaborations research organizations engage in, the reasons that many of these partnerships fail to meet expectations, and an informatics solutions to overcome these issues.