Podcasts

Establishing a Research Agenda in Bioproduction

In an audiocast with managing editor Maribel Rios, Rick Johnston (principal at Bioproduction Group), discusses his views on some changes in the biomanufacturing industry since his January 2008 article, “Establishing a Research Agenda in Bioproduction.” In that article, Johnston reviewed some of the industry’s operational challenges, including the need for supply chain reliability, uncertainty in demand and production processes, and variability in quality assurance and quality control. In the audiocast, he talks about steps the industry has taken toward addressing…

Reviewing Bioindustry’s Economic Year in 2013

This month, managing editor Maribel Rios discusses the financial state of the bioindustry with Howard Levine, founder, president, and principal consultant of BioProcess Technology Consultants. The industry is facing new opportunities for sales growth not only in the United States and Europe, but also in emerging markets such as those in Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the “BRIC” nations). Some of that growth comes from an increasing pipeline of biosimilars driven by the patent expiration of some major blockbuster biotherapies.…