In this final article on the TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, diagnostics and technologies, EPR’s Hannah Balfour considers whether it is the correct strategy to overcome COVID-19 treatment inequalities and explores other options.
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Here, David Leitham, senior vice president and general manager at AspenTech, explains how implementing PAT pushes the industry towards Pharma 4.0.
Foreign biotech start-up? Uncle Sam wants you! (Despite the challenging funding application process)
Here, FreeMind Group’s Ayal Ronen explains the application process for funding by US Government agencies, exploring the challenges and potential benefits of applying for non-US entities.
Biopharma and the life sciences ecosystem: putting the foundations in place for a productive partnership
Even now 65 percent of drugs being approved come from biopharma companies and within a decade that is expected to rise to 85 percent. This is great news for a world hungry for new breakthrough treatments. As growth in pre-clinical and clinical work intensifies globally, Ahmed Bouzidi, Vice President of…
Timelines for assessing the potential for contamination of medicinal compounds with nitrosamines have been revised. Here, Dave Elder explains the EMA’s and FDA’s positions and the likely scenarios to be encountered.
Physicochemical failure modes for first-line therapy Narrow Therapeutic Index (NTI) drugs: a call for attention NTI risk classification and New Prior Knowledge
In this article, Dr Harsh Shah and colleagues summarise their research into the importance of characterising physicochemical characteristics that can result in stress-induced solid-state changes in Narrow Therapeutic Index (NTI) drugs.
In this article, EPR’s Hannah Balfour discusses the potential impact of waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19-related medicine and technology on pharma, biopharma and biotech companies.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed various issues with the software and data processes employed in the pharmaceutical industry and spurred rapid digital transformation at a rate never before seen in the sector. In this article, Jordan Stobaugh, Principal Research Scientist at AbbVie, discusses how software can improve data management and…
“Continuous improvement” is a buzz phrase in the biopharmaceutical industry. Despite its reference in numerous regulatory and guidance documents, resistance to improvement remains strong in microbiological quality control.
With companies acknowledging the value of their data, it becomes increasingly important that data integrity be assured – and data stewardship implemented. In this article, Ian Harrow and Thomas Liener, Consultant Project Managers at The Pistoia Alliance explain the importance of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles, factors…
Pharma 4.0 represents the next step in the evolution of pharmaceutical manufacturing, and is heralded as providing manufacturers with better efficiencies, higher output and quality, as well as flexible production. Here, Dr Saly Romero-Torres highlights some of the key trends in digital transformation and explains why a strong informatics infrastructure…
How COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation and how laboratory orchestration platforms are changing the landscape
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Here, industry experts share their research, guidance and pharmaceutical knowledge.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the emergence of RNA vaccine technology has enabled rapid development of critical vaccines. Traditional vaccine production methods makerapid development challenging, requiring cell line production of viral proteins and laborious purification development, which requires extensive effort and long timelines. RNA…