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Is localisation the answer for pharmaceutical supply chain resilience?

16 September 2022 | By

Highlighting the findings of a recent supply chain report, EPR’s Hannah Balfour discusses measures pharmaceutical suppliers may adopt to establish demand- and crisis-resistant supply chains. Commenting on the findings, Ernst & Young Global Limited colleagues Famke Krumbmüller, Derron Stark and Olaf Zweig elaborate on the impact and lessons learned through…

Oncolytic viruses: past and present

25 August 2022 | By

It is difficult to treat cancer effectively without causing adverse side effects. In this article, Dr Li, Clinical Assistant Professor at the State University of New York and Board Director of ExonanoRNA, describes how an old strategy that never got off the ground has finally been leveraged to deliver safe,…

Accelerating timelines for development and manufacture of multi-specific antibodies

25 August 2022 | By ,

The critical need to rapidly develop new biological therapeutics was emphasised during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting a sea-change in the speed with which development of complex biological medicines occurs. In parallel, the increasing demand for new molecular formats, such as multi-specific antibodies, to tackle a wide range of disease modalities…

Efficient water determination accelerates API development

25 August 2022 | By

Contract development and manufacturing services for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) must meet the requirements of customers and regulatory bodies alike. In the process control lab of the CARBOGEN AMCIS AG pilot plant in Bubendorf, Switzerland, accurate and efficient Karl Fischer titration workflows for water determination offer fast and reliable decision…

Towards ‘smart’ vaccine development and manufacturing

24 August 2022 | By , ,

The coronavirus pandemic encouraged biopharmaceutical companies to adopt smarter approaches to vaccine development. Here, Vishnu Kumar and Soundar Kumara from Pennsylvania State University, and Vijay Srinivasan from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), explore the emergence of platform-based vaccine technologies and their potential expansion to treat other life-threatening diseases.