From the Editor: April 2024

Cheryl Scott

April 10, 2024

2 Min Read


Change continues to abound in BPI’s world, most recently with the launch of our newly redesigned and mobile-optimized website at It should look familiar to you but refreshed, and we editors are most pleased with the refined search function. That should make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for in our ever-expanding content archive. The new site is a little faster and better integrated with the BPI events sites now as well.

To download PDFs of our articles — which are often the best presentations for our technical content — you will have to reregister for the site. We have a new platform and service provider running things, and the registration data did not transfer directly from the old host. If you’re looking for a digital page-turner, you can find issues at going back to 2010. I find that format to be surprisingly easy to navigate and read on screen.

Also “new and improved” this year will be our July–August issue. Longtime readers might remember our annual “Yearbook” issue becoming the flashier “Industry Innovators” around 2017 — and then leading into our massive, celebratory 20th anniversary issue in 2022. After that came Industry 360, which this year incorporates our BPI Theater coverage to evolve into the Platform issue. We think that it better represents our original intentions with the “360” idea: to provide a forum for the industry to take stock of where it stands and where it’s going.

The Platform issue is a conversation. Through it, we hope to recreate in print some of the best parts of our industry events: those chats that happen among experts in the hallways before and after sessions, at receptions, and in exhibit halls. The BPI Theater section will bring you the more formal presentations, moderated roundtables, and interviews from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s annual convention, taking place this year in San Diego, CA, early in June. Complementing those summaries will be “An Expression Platform” facilitated by the editors. That part of the issue will feature results from a reader survey alongside focused discussions and highlights of the past year from both BioProcess International and BioProcess Insider. We want to learn about what opportunities and barriers you are encountering in your laboratories.

I write to you while preparing for BPI West in San Diego, where I do hope to meet up with some of you under the California sunshine. I’m also working with my fellow editors to develop the survey, which you can find online here: Be part of the conversation, and you might just win a free pass to an upcoming BPI event.


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