There are many challenges faced by the biopharmaceutical industry in order to develop and provide sufficient drugs to treat a growing and ageing population. This article discusses whether continuous processing provides the solution.
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Issue 2 2020
The problem of children accessing medication at home is growing and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) claims the most common form of poisoning1 in the UK is from medication, with children under five being most at risk. While parents have a role to play in the home by keeping…
Marc Baiget Francesch explains how commensal bacteria can be opportunistic pathogens and why treating them as merely a light threat to cleanrooms can bring disastrous consequences.
How modern chromatography data systems are improving regulatory compliance in pharmaceutical manufacturing
Delivering confident QA and QC in pharmaceutical manufacturing is of critical importance. This article discusses how the latest chromatography data systems are ensuring compliance with modern regulatory requirements.
Native liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometric analysis for the assessment of higher order structures of proteins
The accurate measurement of the molecular mass of proteins is an essential component of protein characterisation. In this article, Ioannis Papayannopoulos discusses the applications of native protein chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry to enable the characterisation of tertiary structures and non-covalent interactions.
Application of liquid chromatography in characterisation of lipid nanoparticle-based oligonucleotides
Duplex oligonucleotides (OGN) with lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) as delivery vehicles for different therapeutic indications are of great interest in pharma, exemplified by the recent approval of Onpattro from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. Liquid chromatography is an essential analytical technique in the characterisation of LNPs containing OGNs. This brief review is intended to…
Earlier this year, the British Biosimilars Association (BBA), the trade body representing the interests of biosimilar manufacturers, welcomed Dr Andrew Ellis as its new Chair. In this interview, Nikki Withers asks why biosimilars are so important for pharma and how he foresees the market evolving in the coming years.
An international team of researchers has used nanoparticles to deliver a drug – one that previously failed in clinical trials for pain – into specific compartments of nerve cells, dramatically increasing its ability to treat pain in mice and rats. Nikki Withers spoke to Nigel Bunnett to hear more about…
While membrane filtration is often straightforward, some sample types can be challenging. These include difficult-to-filter viscous oils, water-in-oil emulsions and fatty base ointments as well as samples containing substances that inhibit microbial growth.
Dr William Sanders discusses trends in the development and manufacture of highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) and toxic payloads for antibody drug conjugates (ADCs).
Solid dosage forms have been one of the foremost choices of drug administration for generations. However, with an ever-growing global population, evolving customer demands and continual updates to regulations comes greater need for advanced medicines and progress in this sector. This article explores the benefits and how the field must…
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 US Food and Drug Administration-licensed chromogenic, turbidimetric and gel-clot reagent technologies.
Last month, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that corporation tax would be frozen at 19 percent, reversing previous plans to cut it to 17 percent. In this article, Lawrence Wild and Richard Turner expand further on what was delivered in the 2020 Budget and explore the relative competitiveness…