Featured Bioprocessing Editorial

  1. How To Establish Growth Promotion Tests For Pharmaceutical Culture Media
    1/7/2019

    The article discusses some of the guidance documents and regulatory expectations regarding media growth promotion and provides guidance on establishing a compliant growth promotion test.

  2. Strategies For Implementing An Improved Change Management Process
    1/4/2019

    In the first article of this two-part series, we provided an overview of a co-creation model for change management and the tools and methodologies that form the foundation for improved change management. This second part will look at strategies for implementing an improved change management process.

  3. FDA’s New Data Integrity Guidance — Highlights & Observations
    1/2/2019

    The FDA recently posted the final guidance Data Integrity and Compliance with Drug CGMP Questions and Answers, finalizing a draft first published in April 2016. This article provides an overview and analysis of the guidance's 18 questions, which span the broad areas of data integrity and data governance.

  4. mAbs For Migraines: Crowded Field A Headache For Drug Developers
    12/28/2018

    With the U.S. launch of three anti-CGRP (calcitonin gene-related peptide) monoclonal antibodies likely on the way soon — many questions remain about how physicians will choose between these new migraine-prevention drugs and which among them may ultimately win out.

  5. Why Now Is The Time For An Aseptic Processing Revolution
    12/27/2018

    This article is the first in a three-part series exploring the need and means to achieve improvement in aseptic processing of sterile biopharmaceutical products. Part 1 presents the current state and opportunity for improvement using innovative technology. Part 2 further discusses some of the changes in strategy that might be needed for and result from the use and improvement of technology. Part 3 presents the impact of technology changes.

  6. “The 12 Months Of Quality:” Tips For Building A Voluntary QA Culture In 2019
    12/26/2018

    Rather than 12 days of gifts, here are 12 months of suggestions to assist you in helping your organization bring its quality efforts and programs to the next level. As you think about where you want to be in 2019, consider these thoughts as strategies for building more credibility, cachet, and value around quality.

  7. Critical Considerations For Packaging And Delivery Of Gene Therapy Products
    12/20/2018

    The temperature-sensitivity of cell and gene therapies, their personalized nature, and their circular (“vein-to-vein”) supply chain make maintaining a seamless supply chain critical; however, it is not easily achieved.

  8. New FDA Powers Under The SUPPORT Act — What Pharma Manufacturers Need To Know
    12/19/2018

    Drug manufacturers should be aware of new regulatory powers given to the FDA in a recently enacted law aimed at deterring opioid abuse. The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act) became law on Oct. 24, 2018 with bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate.

  9. Top Trends In The Biopharmaceutical Industry And Bioprocessing For 2019
    12/18/2018

    This article presents trends and findings from a survey and study of 222 responsible individuals at biopharmaceutical manufacturers and CMOs in 22 countries, as well as over 130 direct suppliers of materials, services, and equipment to this industry.

  10. An Intro To Tools And Methodologies To Improve Change Management
    12/17/2018

    This is the first in a two-part article describes a change management model derived from the concept of co-creation, a process in which brands and consumers work together to create better ideas, products, and services. This first part discusses the tools and methodologies that provide a foundation for improving change management.