Environmental monitoring is a crucial part of the pharma, biotech, and medical device field to indicate that the microbial particulate content of all cleanroom air and work surfaces is below acceptable levels. For new startups with a small number of employees wearing many hats, you might not have a deep understanding of what kind of monitoring is available, so this article shares an introduction.
BioPlan's 2023 Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Report shows an increasing demand for single-use and modular manufacturing systems for traditional biologics like mAbs. It also confirms that these technologies become even more critical for advanced therapeutics where small-scale applications may be the only option.
Over the years, we have seen the progression of the biologics contract services go from contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) to what this expert today calls the C(x)DMO: the contract analytical/research/testing development manufacturing organization. Focusing on the mammalian biologics segment, this expert analyzed public information and a proprietary database by looking at 80 service providers supporting projects ranging from early discovery to commercial manufacturing.
BioSolution’s Danny Chou, Ph.D., Pharm.D., breaks down the advantages of real-time monitoring for protein therapeutics, including how these approaches can accelerate timelines, produce better data, and smooth regulatory compliance.
This article, part 2 of a 3-part series, examines the prerequisites phase, development and approval of the study protocol phase, execution sequence, and post-execution of a continuous gage repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) study for drug delivery system measurement system analysis.
In today’s consulting marketplace, there are numerous firms and individuals who consider themselves “consultants,” but, in fact, there are different types of consulting services. Determining which will serve you best is an important decision before you seek support.
Between October last year and March this year, FDA inspectors showed a heightened level of discretion for OAI inspections, choosing to withhold enforcement action. This isn't an invitation to breathe easy; there's a reasonable explanation for less enforcement action.
Quality management maturity is an important new trend in the bio/pharmaceutical industry, lauded as the latest evolution in quality management systems and, as recently as September 2023, enshrined in the FDA’s regulatory documents as a defined assessment protocol.
Risk registers can be a valuable risk management tool, and having a risk register is increasingly becoming a regulatory expectation. It can be structured as a database or spreadsheet and ensures decision makers have key information about risks. Discussion also includes pitfalls to avoid.