Author Archives: BPI Contributor

Targeted Locus Amplification for Transgene Sequencing in rCHO Clones Expressing Therapeutic Lysosomal Enzyme

This webcast features: Vishal Agrawal, PhD, Scientist II, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. and Joseph Abad, Field Applications Scientist, MaxCyte. Transgene site of integration dictates clonal stability and the long term transcriptional activity of gene of interest in recombinant CHO cells. In this presentation, we will discuss the application of targeted locus amplification (TLA) technology to identify genomic sites of transgene integration and integrity of transgene sequence itself to assess the suitability of recombinant CHO clones as a…

Bioprocessing in a Time of Digital Transformation

eve® is a modular software system for bioreactors and incubator shakers, rethinking bioprocess control to meet the needs of modern users: Fast, secure access to data via a web browser from anywhere, using a range of devices The move to Big Data Analytics for process data analysis A single platform for different types of information required by different users e.g. researchers, production and quality assurance A browser-based approach to accessing this information makes considerations such as operating system, size of…

Fast Trak Education and Training 2017

Gain specialist knowledge in bioprocessing With our Fast Trak education, you can access application training in specialized bioprocessing techniques. The courses provide a tangible learning experience for process development and manufacturing scientists, relevant to everyday work. Comprehensive training for your specific needs The Fast Trak courses cover various topics from upstream to downstream. These include cell culture, bioreactor scale-up, column packing, basic chromatography, as well as optimization and scale-up for both pilot and manufacturing scales. In addition to our standard…

Antibody Targeted Therapy Online Course

This online module focuses on an intensive overview of the antibody therapeutics field, enabling you to: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the antibody field and awareness of the historical aspects, current research and future direction of the development of antibodies as therapeutics. Provide an overview of the antibody fields ranging from structure and function, through to the recent development of antibodies as therapeutics including manufacture and clinical development. Gain insights to some of the issues that are required to develop…

Lonza Cell & Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility in Houston, TX, Area to Complete Construction on Schedule in 2017

Lonza confirmed today that its new cell and gene therapy manufacturing facility in Pearland, in the area of Houston, TX (USA), which started construction in 2016, is nearing completion and is on schedule to start production in Q1 2018, despite the storms that hit the state of Texas in late August and early September. The event organized around the opening of the facility has been moved into 2018 out of respect for the Lonza staff and people of Texas who…

Updated Sustainability Report from NewAge® Industries Showcases Recent Improvements

Plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries has released the Second Edition of its Sustainability Report focused on continued commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). The company made additional improvements to its facility and operations to further its sustainability practices. This Second Edition report highlights recent upgrades such as: The installation of an electric vehicle charging station Energy-efficient LED lighting in all building renovation areas Becoming a zero landfill organization by using enhanced recycling and an EfW, or Energy from Waste, facility…

WPI’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center 2018 Schedule

Now is the time to plan professional development for 2018: check out the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center’s 2018 schedule. Download the flyer and gain access to exclusive discount opportunities for BPI subscribers. About: The Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (BETC) is where biotechnology professionals gain a competitive edge. Our innovative partnership between academia and industry creates customized workforce development solutions for forward-thinking biotechnology companies across the region and around the world. Whether you’re an employee…

Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH Announces Transition into a European Corporation Called Rentschler Biopharma SE

Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH, a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) for biopharmaceuticals, today announced that the Company has successfully transitioned into a European corporation (SE) with entry into the German commercial register on October 1, 2017. The Company is operating as Rentschler Biopharma SE with immediate effect. There will be no operational changes for clients or employees of the family-owned company due to the transition. “With our transition to Rentschler Biopharma SE, we emphasize our long-term international corporate identity,…

Single-Use Bag Permeability Testing in Cryopreservation Conditions

This webcast features: Mike Johnson, Business Development Engineering Manager, Life Sciences Puncture strength, haze, Tg, extracts and permeation rates are all single-use bag attributes about which end-users want data. While these are important characteristics, they are polymeric material properties that may or may not indicate actual bag performance. Ultimately, an end-user wants to know that the single-use bag will not put their process fluid at risk. In this study, single-use bags with different gas permeation rates were filled with a…

The Eclipse 5300 Dissolution Sampler Receives CE, ETL and FCC Mark Approval

Distek, Inc., has announced that the Eclipse 5300 Dissolution Sampler has now received CE, ETL and FCC mark approvals. The Eclipse 5300 has undergone certification with an accredited testing laboratory and has passed all the required testing standards for obtaining approval. Placing CE, ETL and FCC Marks on our product shows consumers, specifiers and authorities that our instrument fully complies with these important safety and regulatory standards. The European Commission describes the CE mark as a “passport” that allows manufacturers…