Protein A alternatives

The Protein A Debate: should we still be looking for alternatives?

Interest in researching a cost effective alternative to Protein A has waned in current years. Should we still be on the lookout for other methods of antibody extraction? Protein A is an essential but costly tool in the manufacture of most monoclonal antibodies (MAb). Protein A makes up approximately 30% of the total cost of production and in the past …

GPCB issues closure notice to Zydus Cadila research unit

Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has issues a closure notice to Zydus Cadila’s research unit in Ahmedabad for allegedly polluting ground water. They received a complaint from people that their unit at Moraiya area has been discharging polluted effluents to ground water. Upon receiving the complaints, GPCB officials inspected the area and found the irregularities, violating provisions of the Prevention …

Early Gene Therapy Results Tout a Promising Treatment for Blindness

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a method that is able to replace the gene in the retina cells responsible for detecting light in patients with choroideremia, an inherited cause of progressive blindness. This new therapy has successfully undergone phase I of the clinical trial with 6 patients that took 6 months to study. It is definitely a …

Teva’s New CEO Moves Quickly on Dealmaking

Recently, pharmaceutical company Teva has been facing numerous challenges. These include expiring patents for their top drugs, strong labour opposition to plans for restructuring, conflict between the Board of Directors and Management which resulted in the CEO’s departure, and shareholder unrest. Eyal Desheh, the CFO, has said that they have to make smart deals and partnerships like how Teva has …

Download Presentation: Understanding the strategies for delivering consistent operational excellence

In February 2013 over 250 delegates participated in the 3rd Annual Cell Culture World Congress at the Sofitel Bayerpost in Munich, Germany. This event focuses on the development and optimisation of cell culture bioproduction and explores the problem-points for each stage in the bio-production cycle. Attendees at this highly successful event were fortunate enough to hear this exciting presentation delivered …

Download Presentation: Development of novel chemically-defined media for CHO cell applications

In February 2013 over 250 delegates participated in the 3rd Annual Cell Culture World Congress at the Sofitel Bayerpost in Munich, Germany. This event focuses on the development and optimisation of cell culture bioproduction and explores the problem-points for each stage in the bio-production cycle. Attendees at this highly successful event were fortunate enough to hear this exciting presentation delivered …

Presentation: Considerations for scaling-down cell-based vaccines processes, Cell Culture World Congress 2013

In February 2013 over 250 delegates participated in the 3rd Annual Cell Culture World Congress at the Sofitel Bayerpost in Munich, Germany. This event focuses on the development and optimisation of cell culture bioproduction and explores the problem-points for each stage in the bio-production cycle. Attendees at this highly successful event were fortunate enough to hear this exciting presentation delivered …

Download Presentation: CAP and CAP-T cells: production of therapeutic proteins and vaccines in a human expression platform

In February 2013 over 250 delegates participated in the 3rd Annual Cell Culture World Congress at the Sofitel Bayerpost in Munich, Germany. This event focuses on the development and optimisation of cell culture bioproduction and explores the problem-points for each stage in the bio-production cycle. Attendees at this highly successful event were fortunate enough to hear this exciting presentation delivered …

Download Presentation: Speeding up media design: a novel high throughput approach for rapid cell culture media development, Cell Culture World Congress 2013

In February 2013 over 250 delegates participated in the 3rd Annual Cell Culture World Congress at the Sofitel Bayerpost in Munich, Germany. This event focuses on the development and optimisation of cell culture bioproduction and explores the problem-points for each stage in the bio-production cycle. Attendees at this highly successful event were fortunate enough to hear this exciting presentation delivered …