Author Archives: BPI Contributor

Modular, Single-Use Facilities Increase Biomanufacturing Flexibility

The pipelines of biopharmaceutical companies are becoming increasingly diverse while improvements in cell lines are leading to more productive bioprocesses. These factors are driving new capacity demands for bio-pharmaceutical companies and their CDMO partners. It is becoming increasingly important, therefore, that companies implement innovative, highly efficient, flexible facilities that are capable of meeting these challenging capacity demands. Login to view full PDF version of poster.

ANGUS Life Sciences Expands U.S. Biotechnology Commercial Team

ANGUS Life Sciences, a business of ANGUS Chemical Company, and the world’s only fully integrated manufacturer of TRIS AMINO™ tromethamine buffers, has announced the addition of five regional account managers to cover the U.S. biotechnology and pharmaceutical markets. The new team bring decades of combined industry experience and are playing an essential role in further developing relationships with leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturers. “The expansion of our Life Sciences team reflects our dedication to providing customers with the highest-quality production…

Quattroflow™ Introduces QF4400HT Quaternary Diaphragm Pumps

Quattroflow™, part of PSG®, a Dover company and a leading brand of positive displacement quaternary diaphragm pumps, is pleased to announce that it has extended its HT product line with the release of the QF4400HT Quaternary (Four-Piston) Diaphragm pump. The new QF4400HT model is the ideal solution for a wide variety of biopharmaceutical applications, featuring a high turn-down ratio and accuracy in controlling flow rates. The Quattroflow QF4400HT incorporates all the same industry-leading features and benefits as the QF4400 model…

Lonza Acquires Micro-Macinazione to Create the Global Leader in Micronization Capacity and Capabilities

Lonza has acquired Micro-Macinazione, one of Europe’s leading contract manufacturers providing micronization of active ingredients for the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. Micro-Macinazione, which had sales of ~ CHF 20 million in 2016, has 120 employees and is based in Monteggio, Switzerland. Micro-Macinazione was purchased from Cross and the acquisition was completed on 26th July 2017. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition of Micro-Macinazione creates the global leader in the field of micronization services by building…

AdvantaPure® Announces Its ISO 9001:2015 Certification

After several months of preparation, the AdvantaPure high purity products division of NewAge® Industries, Inc. has received ISO 9001:2015 certification. This updated certification helps demonstrate the company’s commitment to quality and its ability to consistently provide products that meet its customers’ stringent requirements. AdvantaPure manufactures AdvantaSil™ platinum-cured silicone tubing and reinforced hose, AdvantaFlex® tubing, and Single-Use molded manifold assemblies and components for the biopharm, pharmaceutical and clean application industries. The new certification also applies to the company’s Verigenics® division, which…

Arecor, CPI, and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Improve Downstream Operation Through Formulation Innovation

Arecor, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) today announced that its collaboration project entitled ‘Improving Downstream Operation through Formulation Innovation’ has successfully completed its initial rounds of downstream performance testing of formulations, which have shown very positive results. The aim of the project, which is on track for completion in November 2017, is to achieve a step change in biopharmaceutical yield and quality by improving product stability during downstream processing (DSP). To achieve this, the…

Lonza Pharma&Biotech Launches Ibex™ Solutions – An Innovative New Concept in Biological Manufacturing and Development

Lonza’s commitment to constant innovation and adding value to its customers and partners is today demonstrated by the launch of Ibex™ Solutions – a unique addition to its current offering. Ibex™ Solutions is an innovative new biological development and manufacturing concept, coupling flexibility in facility-build-out with fully tailored business models and leveraging Lonza’s expertise and service network in Visp (CH). Construction began in June with a formal groundbreaking ceremony expected in the second half of 2017. Several hundred new positions…

Routinely Identify Low-Level Attributes – Fast and Accurately

This webcast features: Sibylle Heidelberger, Technical Marketing Manager for Biologics, SCIEX. Biotherapeutic peptide mapping LC-MS acquisition methods can make it difficult to routinely identify low-level modifications, such as deamidation and oxidation. This webinar discusses how the use of generic SWATH® Acquisition method on the benchtop X500B QTOF System and BioPharmaView™ Software allows you to confirm the identity of low-level attributes with fast and accurate batch analysis and processing. She also presents how the use of this unbiased data-independent SWATH® Acquisition…

Extract Technology Ltd and CPi Technology Announce Ireland Agency Agreement

Extract Technology Limited has made an exclusive distribution agreement with CPi Technology for Ireland. The newly established partnership will provide a greater level of service and local support to customers in Ireland. Extract Technology based in Huddersfield UK & New Lisbon USA are market leaders specializing in the supply of high quality containment and aseptic equipment for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Extract Technology manufactures, fully assembles and tests the equipment in-house. The company has global coverage with manufacturing capabilities…

Refine Technology, LLC Establishes East Coast Distribution for New 1.5″ Single Use Connector

Today, Refine Technology, most known for developing the award winning ATF™ System for cell perfusion, announced distribution arrangements with three companies to help promote and sell its new CleanLine™ 1.5” Single Use Connector on the east coast. Refine Technology has partnered with Triangle Process Equipment in Wilson, NC, Accuflow Systems in Frederick, MD and Casella Process Systems in Barrington, NH to help develop the market for improved high volume, low shear sterile fluid flow rates in single use bioprocessing. “We…