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eBook: Biopharmaceutical Training – Train Your Team to Meet Evolving Industry Needs

Welcome to this year’s focus on industry training programs. In the past three years we’ve brought this information to you in several forms: as a full supplement issue (2016), a featured report (2017) – and now this ebook. Each program that we’ve profiled offers its unique approach to training present and future biotechnologists. The best of the programs offer hands-on training with current equipment provided by supplier partners and with up-to-date approaches to documentation and regulatory requirements. Many university- and…

The DeltaV™ PK Controller: Powerful Standalone — Easily Integrated

The PK Controller brings ground-breaking innovation and technology that is powerful standalone for small units and easily integrates into a plant-wide DCS. With faster logic execution, built-in native Ethernet ports and native device protocols, the DeltaV™ PK Controller addresses a wide variety of applications and system sizes. The fit-for-purpose controller enables you to have a single native database and system allowing you to shorten project schedule and accommodate late changes. What is Powerful Standalone? Operate and configure your standalone applications…

Accelerating Intensified Bioprocesses with High-Throughput Small-Scale Tools

While many biopharmaceutical companies are exploring paths toward continuous processing, many tools already exist for implementing process intensification. As the authors of this special report illustrate, hybrid continuous processes that benefit from single-use technologies along with continuing improvements in perfusion cell culture already now are enabling improvements in cost reduction and accelerating time to market. And novel high-throughput and automated small-scale systems are helping development scientists gather more information in less time than before, reduce their development footprints, and make…

KrosFlo KR2i with KONDUiT: Turnkey Benchtop System for Walkaway TFF Automation

This webcast features: Philip Yuen, PhD, Application Scientist, Repligen Perform efficient, fully automated downstream tangential flow filtration with volumes from 1mL to 10 Liters. Fully integrated and easy to use out of the box, the Spectrum® KrosFlo® KR2i TFF System from Repligen is the lowest priced fully automated system available today that delivers precise and reproducible control and documentation of TFF processes. The system is compatible with hollow fiber or flat sheet filters, and offers a number of user-defined set-point…

Setting Up a Rapid Mycoplasma Assay Supporting Recombinant Production

This webcast features: Kent Persson, PhD, Project Manager, Octapharma Octapharma AB in Stockholm, Sweden, is the site for the NUWIQ® production, a recombinant human FVIII produced in human cells. Regulatory guidelines states that recombinant bulk harvest need to be tested for mycoplasma prior to further processing. The presentation will give the overview on a nearly completed journey on replacing an out-sourced mycoplasma test with Thermo Fisher’s MycoSEQ qPCR assay. Octapharma in Stockholm has recently been sought regulatory approval for the…

EZ BioPac® Powder Transfer Gets Your Biologic to Market Faster, with Less Risk

This whitepaper quantifies how one simple change can drastically reduce the time it takes to get biologics manufactured. Getting media and buffer into large-scale, continuous bioprocessing has been burdensome, time consuming and messy. Upgrading to modern single-use powder handling in your process gets your product to market without time wasted on complicated weigh and dispense steps, cleaning validations, or worries about powder in the air and in the room.

The Multi-Mode Mimetic Ligand Library: A New Tool for Rapid Development of Downstream Processes

Recent developments in downstream processing of biomolecules — including continuous processing, bind–elute affinity capture, and flow-through polishing steps — have increased the need for greater selectivity from chromatography adsorbents. This has led to the introduction of a new generation of adsorbents: so-called “mixed-mode” or multimodal ligands. They provide greater selectivity and tolerance to process buffer composition than either ionexchange chromatography (IEC) or hydrophobic-interaction chromatography (HIC) alone can provide. Learn more in this Special Report from Steve Burton, Chief Executive Officer…

Scaling Up? No Problem with New 80cm Diameter Pre-packed OPUS Columns

This webcast features: Fletcher Malcom, Director of Product Management, Downstream Technologies, Repligen The technical and economic benefits of ready-to-use, pre-packed chromatography columns have been proven and documented. The question remains, how large can we go? This presentation will show how the unique design of the new 80cm pre-packed OPUS column delivers chromatographic performance, and how usage can result in substantial cost and time savings for clinical and commercial scale manufacturing. Watch the recorded webcast on-demand.

Removal of Endotoxins – From Bench to Process Scale

Endotoxins or lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are highly toxic components of the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria, which are often present in significant amounts in bacterial cell expression systems such as E.coli. A number of methods have been adopted for the removal of endotoxin based on adsorption, in particular ion exchange chromatography. Although downstream processing can significantly reduce endotoxin levels in the product, efficient and cost effective removal of residual endotoxin from biopharmaceutical preparations remains a challenge. Prometic Bioseparations have developed an…

Advantages of Fluoropolymer Single-Use Systems

This webcast features: Eric Isberg, Director of Life Sciences, Entegris There remain significant performance risks restricting the use of disposables in bioprocessing. These factors include bag breakage, which is particularly evident in cold temperature applications; concerns around E&L and material purity; and use of materials which are incompatible with the process itself. Improved plastics are required to meet existing and future process needs; fluoropolymers appear to be very promising to achieve these goals. Fluoropolymers’ unmatched characteristics are inherent to their…