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JSR Life Sciences Expands Manufacturing Capabilities at KBI Biopharma

JSR Life Sciences (JLS) today announced that KBI Biopharma (KBI), a subsidiary of JSR Corporation (JSR), is expanding its biopharmaceutical manufacturing capacity and capabilities at both its Durham, North Carolina and Boulder, Colorado facilities. KBI is investing approximately $30M on the two site expansion projects, which will greatly enhance the offerings at each site and are scheduled for completion later this year. KBI is building commercial mammalian cell culture manufacturing capability within its Durham facility, which also houses CGMP cell…

May Spotlight

Welcome New Editorial Advisor David Rabuka is global head of research and development in chemical biology at Catalent Biologics, with overall responsibility of overseeing continued research and development of SMARTag technology. He also oversees strategy, resource allocation, and scientific oversight of preclinical and clinical studies. David joined Catalent Biologics following Catalent’s acquisition of Redwood Bioscience Inc., where he was founder, president, and chief scientific officer. David’s scientific areas of expertise include chemical synthesis; drug delivery; translational research; chemistry, manufacturing, and…

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Partners with Nova Biomedical

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading international supplier to the biopharmaceutical industry, today announced an agreement with Nova Biomedical (Nova), a well-known US manufacturer of cell culture analyzers, to integrate their BioProfile® FLEX2 into the ambr® multi-parallel bioreactor systems for automated, at-line cell culture analytics. SSB and Nova are collaborating to combine two highly innovative technologies. Both the BioProfile® FLEX2 analyzer and the parallel bioprocessing functionality of the ambr® create a unique tool able to simultaneously run, sample and analyze…

MilliporeSigma Launches Industry’s First Off-the-Shelf Cell Culture Media for Perfusion Processes

MilliporeSigma, today took a significant step toward increasing manufacturing flexibility and enabling higher productivity with the launch of the EX-CELL® Advanced™ HD Perfusion Medium. This first off-the-shelf, high-density cell culture media supports perfusion processes and facilitates high productivity at low perfusion rates, increasing production yield and speed to clinic. Biomanufacturers are moving toward perfusion processes, the next generation in manufacturing, as they seek to cut costs while increasing quality and efficiency. Perfusion processes, however, require a new type of medium…

JSR Life Sciences Expands Amsphere™ A3 Production Capacity

JSR Life Sciences (JLS), the global life sciences focused division of JSR Corporation, today announced plans for expansion of its production capabilities of Amsphere™ A3 protein-A chromatography resin at JSR’s Belgium subsidiary, JSR Micro NV. This expansion will effectively increase its production capacity by six times and provide redundancy in its manufacturing capability. JLS’s Amsphere™ A3 has experienced rapid adoption as an alkali-stable, high-capacity alternative option for downstream purification in the biopharmaceutical industry since its launch in January 2016. Based…

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Introduces New BIOSTAT STR® Bioreactor Range

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading international supplier for the biopharmaceutical industry, announced the launch of its next generation BIOSTAT STR®, a fully scalable, single-use bioreactor family based on a conventional stirred-tank design. This new bioreactor range featuring upgraded hardware and software, as well as a fully integrated, new design of Flexsafe STR® single-use bags, ensures quick and easy bioprocess scale-up of biologics and vaccines. The BIOSTAT STR® bioreactors are equipped with an improved stainless steel bag holder for user…

Charter Medical Announces Exclusive Global Distribution Agreement with INCELL Corporation

Charter Medical Ltd., a Fenner PLC subsidiary (LSE:FENR), a globally recognized manufacturer of products for the regenerative medicine and bioprocessing industries, announced today that it has established a strategic partnership with INCELL Corporation, an innovative developer and manufacturer of specialty medias and formulated solutions for tissue and cell collection, transport, processing and storage. The partnership will enable both organizations to meet the growing customer demand for more comprehensive solutions in cell culture, cell expansion, and cryopreservation. Mary Pat Moyer, Founder,…

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Launches Chemistry Testing Services

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) announced the launch of a full range of chemistry testing services. Offered by its subsidiary Sartorius Stedim BioOutsource, they characterize the physicochemical properties and structural attributes of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). The service platform methods have been developed to ensure rapid sample analysis and reporting for MAbs and biosimilars. This comprehensive range of chemistry testing services complies with the well-established ICH Q6B scientific guidelines for pharmaceuticals for human use, and includes methods to characterize protein structure,…

MilliporeSigma Collaborates with LabCentral to Foster Biotech Startups

MilliporeSigma announced today that the company will sponsor the Startup Program at LabCentral, a biotechnology incubator, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. LabCentral is a private, non-profit organization that provides entrepreneurs and innovative life-sciences startups with lab space and resources to nurture the next generation of biotech companies. It comprises approximately 125 scientists and entrepreneurs. MilliporeSigma’s collaboration with LabCentral, like its ongoing Emerging Biotech grant program, gives biotech startups access to process development tools, education programs and training to support their success and…

Celeros Separations LLC Releases New Line of Automatic Piston Discharge Centrifuges for Bioprocessing Industry

Formerly known as Celeros, Inc in Foxborough, MA, Celeros Separations LLC has been acquired by its founder Robert Bret Carr and is now under new ownership and management based in Durham, NC. This change of ownership is effective as of January, 2017. The Celeros family of APD centrifuges, which includes the APD-75, APD-125, APD-250 and APD 125 II, are semicontinuous automatic solids-discharge high-speed tubular bowl centrifuge. The core technology is the unification of three unique features in one package: the…