Public health and medical research occasionally take unexpected turns that allow us to glimpse new wonders into the world we inhabit. After the scientific community had accepted Pasteur’s germ theory of disease, discoveries in microbiology increased exponentially, including Robert Koch’s use of agar in 1876 as a culture medium to isolate specific micro-organisms.
What is the difference between qualification and validation? This question comes up frequently with both internal and external clients.
Maintaining the appropriate storage temperature of biological material is critical for downstream use. However, due to the complexity of this material and its sensitivity to temperature we are seeing an increase in non-traditional storage temperature requests. In this article, we’ll explore some of the reasons why this is occurring and the associated challenges.
The most common storage is ultra-low temperature storage, but the fastest-growing is cryogenic, in vapor phase liquid nitrogen. This transition is huge. Chain of temperature data and chain of custody in handling is imperative to the pharmaceutical industry of today. These additional factors partly explain the much higher cost of these therapies as well. The three primary issues are: capacity, regulatory, and risk. We’ll look briefly at all three.
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements specify that packaging and distribution systems must protect the agent from contamination and damage. In distributing cryogenically frozen advanced therapies, this includes protection from temperature shock.
With the exciting advances in research and drug development, the importance of sample management has never been higher. If you have ever experienced sample management mishaps, we ask: Do you know where your samples are? In this article, we’ll explore some of the common causes of inventory mismanagement and best practices to guard against sample loss and near misses.
In the world of drug manufacturing not all life-saving decisions happen in the lab. Sometimes it’s a lot closer to delivery that key moments require fast thinking. Such as one Saturday morning in Memphis, TN, when Marcus noticed the freezer temperatures were out of range. With over 2,000 cold chain shipments leaving his facility per day, he couldn’t afford to lose a week’s supply due to warm temperatures. As the repair crew worked on the issue, Marcus knew it wasn’t an easy fix and he needed a backup.
This video introduces Singota Solutions, a CDMO focused on getting products to patients faster by being agile, accountable and transparent. A team of industry experts help virtual to large pharma clients reach preclinical and clinical milestones faster with shorter lead times and agile onsite operations. Services in formulation development, finishing and supply chain support Singota’s flagship aseptic filling operations. A gloveless robotic isolator provides highly repeatable and precise filling for high value drug products.
This video demonstrates how the VIA Thaw CB1000 can standardize a critical step in the delivery of cell therapies with a simple, reproducible and traceable process for recovering cryopreserved samples in cryobags.
A video introduction on the VIA Freeze™ range which are liquid nitrogen-free controlled-rate freezers to cryopreserve any type of samples.
An overview of the regulatory requirements given in the latest guidance documents as well as a description of new technologies for determining the identity of cell substrates and virus seed stocks and detecting adventitious agent contamination.
Rapid growth and geographic expansion in the biopharmaceutical market is increasing supply chain risks that need to be well understood.
Catalent Biologics is your one integrated partner with expertise to get your biologic to market faster. We have the passion to help you accelerate, simplify and de-risk your next biologic from development and manufacturing, to fill/finish, clinical supply and commercial launch.
Whether you have a large, complex global study or need a small, regional solution, we can reliably supply your clinical trial anywhere in the world. From Phase I to Phase III and beyond, we are the catalyst for your success.
The demand for biopharmaceutical products is continuously growing to serve the needs of an aging global population and the prevalence of chronic diseases. At the same time, the environment for biopharma companies is complex and challenging, with novel regulatory pathways, requirements to accelerate patient access, and rising competition.