Off-Site Modular Fabrication Of Biopharma Facilities — What You Need To Know
Off-Site Modular Fabrication Of Biopharma Facilities — What You Need To Know

The next frontier in construction delivery method is here, and it will continue to evolve as the biopharma industry demands innovative solutions to optimize drug development costs. The Modular Facilities in Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Industry, 2017-2030 report notes that the biopharma modular facilities market is anticipated to grow at an annualized rate of 8.9 percent between 2020 and 2030.

  • Why We Should Celebrate The FDA’s Biosimilar Comparative Analytics Guidance
    Why We Should Celebrate The FDA’s Biosimilar Comparative Analytics Guidance

    Despite the importance of the process the FDA is outlining in the guidance, I’ve surprisingly heard little chatter — positive or negative — about what the agency is now outlining and what this may mean for biosimilars and the biosimilar regulatory paradigm moving forward. Here are a couple of the biggest takeaways to note.

  • Can The FTC Clear A Path For Biosimilar Access Through The Patent Thicket?
    Can The FTC Clear A Path For Biosimilar Access Through The Patent Thicket?

    The existence of what we now call “patent thickets” is a threat to the biosimilar industry (as well as to the introduction of affordable generic drugs). The possibility that innovator medications like AbbVie’s Humira (adalimumab) and Amgen’s Enbrel (etanercept) can retain market exclusivity decades beyond their original date of introduction angers all except the manufacturers’ shareholders.

  • Is Continuous Manufacturing Right For Your Drug?
    Is Continuous Manufacturing Right For Your Drug?

    Adapting any manufacturing process to continuous manufacturing requires in-depth chemical and mechanical engineering understanding as well as the right technologies.

  • Physicians Speak Out About Biosimilar Value
    Physicians Speak Out About Biosimilar Value

    I particularly enjoyed a conversation amongst a panel of physicians at a recent conference, several of whom elaborated upon the value increased use of biosimilars can bring to the table — both for patients and physicians. And though savings and access are main goals, physicians also see another critical benefit of greater biosimilar use.

  • Will Biosimilars Solve The Insulin Cost-Conundrum In The U.S.?
    Will Biosimilars Solve The Insulin Cost-Conundrum In The U.S.?

    The debate on drug pricing is raising questions about why U.S. patients pay some of the highest fees in the world to access prescription medicines. Politicians are putting manufacturers of insulins under particular scrutiny.

  • Medicare Negotiation And Competitive Licensing Act: An Ambitious Challenge To Biologic Patents
    Medicare Negotiation And Competitive Licensing Act: An Ambitious Challenge To Biologic Patents

    In recent years there has been growing, bipartisan support to address the perceived high cost of biologic drugs. Indeed, recent estimates are that biologic drugs account for approximately 40 percent of all U.S. pharmaceutical sales and 70 percent of drug spending growth between 2010 and 2015.

  • How Should We Really Feel About FDA’s Biosimilar Interchangeability Guidance?
    How Should We Really Feel About FDA’s Biosimilar Interchangeability Guidance?

    Reading through the two versions of the guidance, I had a few thoughts about some of these changes, which led me to reflect more broadly on their impact on the biosimilar regulatory and development sphere.

  • 4 Takeaways From The FDA’s Insulin Hearing
    4 Takeaways From The FDA’s Insulin Hearing

    Overall, four talking points arose during the presentations that I felt were worthy of briefly singling out. Many of these points touch on the broader discussions happening in the biosimilar sphere, including tailored development, interchangeability, immunogenicity, device innovation, and overall patient and provider education.

  • The China Biosimilars Market: Rise Of A Potential Powerhouse
    The China Biosimilars Market: Rise Of A Potential Powerhouse

    Since 2004, biosimilars markets and their regulation have been evolving with the rise of two powerhouses: Europe and the US. How does the rise of the China biosimilars market fit this established picture?

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BIOSIMILAR INSIGHTS

  • Cost Of Healthcare And Biopharma Implications

    The pharmaceutical industry’s success has become something of a double-edged sword, and our healthcare systems are burdened with the costs of lifestyle challenges. Everyday businesses and healthcare professionals must work diligently to improve our quality of life, but pricing and access will continue to be a battle globally that the industry must take note of.

  • Development Pathways For ATMPs: Virus Safety Challenges And Regulatory Perspective

    There is an increased risk of viral contamination in settings where ATMPs are prepared, making it critical to understand the contamination risks and the solutions available to control them.

  • Benefits And Challenges Of Driving Modernization In Vaccine Development

    Protein Sciences learned several valuable lessons during the development and final regulatory approval of its recombinant hemagglutinin (rHA) influenza vaccine, Flublok.

  • Stop Compromising Between High Yield And High Purity In Downstream Purifications

    Mixed-mode resins are often used when unimodal resins fall short of providing the required process productivity and/or process economics. To overcome this deficiency, Bio-Rad developed the Nuvia aPrime 4A Resin with an optimal balance of ion exchange and hydrophobic interactions to deliver simultaneous purity and yield of therapeutic proteins and monoclonal antibodies that are typically difficult to purify.

  • A Model System For Fast Screening Of Optimal Protein Purification Conditions

    This study in an overview of a model system for screening optimal protein purification conditions on a mixed-mode cation exchange resin using a statistical software–generated design of experiment (DOE) model with ChromLab Software’s Multivariable Scouting (MVS) function on the NGC Chromatography System.

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