The increasing complexity of formulations and active biological products raises new challenges for pre-filled syringe development. James Mellman, Device Manager at Novartis, speaks to Nikki Withers about the challenges of selecting the right primary packaging for injectable formulations and how he has learnt to expect the unexpected.
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Issue 2 2019
As the pioneers of the Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) testing methodology, Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. (ACC), specialises in bacterial endotoxin and (1→3)-ß-D-glucan detection, using FDA-licensed chromogenic, turbidimetric and gel-clot reagent technologies.
An important step in the research and development of biopharmaceuticals is to identify molecules with favourable physical and chemical stability profiles. Yongchao Su, Wei Xu and Bruce Yu discuss how solution, solid-state and benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods can provide advanced biophysical characterisations of biological products.
Appropriate standards for impurity tests are an important part of analytical testing. In this paper, Kevin Williams outlines various requirements of standards for endotoxin, as stated by United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and elaborates on the definition of endotoxin as distinct from other cellular constituents.
Nelson Labs has a long history of partnering with pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. We perform a variety of testing to support your internal quality processes including: sterility (USP 71) testing in a cleanroom for isolator environment, particulates testing (USP 787, 788) using a variety of methods, bacterial endotoxin, filter validations,…
There are many business challenges to developing a biologics drug, one of which is effective data management. In this article, Unjulie Bhanot focuses on efficient data management policies and systems, and how they could improve biologics product development processes.
Vaccinations have begun in a phase I human clinical trial testing a freeze-dried, temperature-stable formulation of an experimental tuberculosis vaccine candidate. Nikki Withers speaks to Dr Daniel Hoft and Christopher Fox about the formulation process and what this means for vaccine development going forward.
Biopharma developers and manufacturers need to know their molecules and understand their manufacturing processes better than ever before. In this article, Mike Wilson discusses the benefits of mass analysis in biopharma and the current challenges of adopting new technologies.
Those who work in QC know that the job is more than a box to be checked, and that it can’t be done effectively without confidence in the reported results. Tight timelines, regulatory demands, and stringent data integrity standards can make it hard to focus on what’s really at stake…
Wickham Laboratories Ltd, backed by five decades of global experience in GMP/GLP-regulated laboratory services, is an established name in the fields of pharmaceutical and medical device contract testing, research and consultancy.
The work of a pharmaceutical scientist requires precision, attention to detail and is of vital importance to the safety of products and ultimately patients. This section features insights from experienced scientists who’ve worked extensively in microbiological analysis, developing tests, methods and standards that help establish a foundation for the production…
Emerging recombinant Factor C (rFC) methods have many advantages to offer pharmaceutical quality control, including improved specificity, robustness, efficiency and alignment with 3R principles. First, global manufacturers have validated rFC and pharmacopoeias worldwide are on the move. Here, Karolina Heed provides an industry and regulatory update.
Microplate-based standard endotoxin tests require time-consuming manual handling steps, the results of which are by no means conclusive. Read how the GO PLATE - part of ENDOZYME II GO - helps to address these issues.