Bioprocessing
Trends in Bioprocessing: Continuous Upstream Bioprocessing
The Science Advisory Board ® is excited to present the second piece in our trends in bioprocessing series, written by Angelo DePalma, Ph.D. This article addresses the topic of continuous manufacturing, which is being extensively explored in academia and industry as a means to increase efficiency and integrate new technologies to bioprocessing operations.
Extractables and Leachables in Single-Use Bioprocessing
At The Science Advisory Board ®, we recognize the important role that bioprocessing and drug development scientists play in the biopharmaceutical industry, and we value your input on the panel. We invited bioprocessing expert Angelo DePalma, Ph.D. to provide his opinion on the state of extractables and leachables in single-use bioprocessing.  Discuss
The Intersection of Life Scientists and Social Media: A Revolution
How do your peers receive information online and how do they utilize social media as a means of learning new information and sharing content? These are just a few of the questions that our colleagues at BioInformatics Inc. explored in a recent report about digital marketing to life scientists.  Discuss
Tech Overview - Organic Elemental Analysis
We're back again with another article in our atomic spectroscopy series! Today we are discussing organic elemental analyzers. At the Science Board we classify organic elemental analyzers as instruments specialized for the measurement of elements strongly associated with organic molecules, as well as samples typically studied within the life sciences.  Discuss
The Future is Here... Applications of 3D Printing in Biopharmaceuticals
There’s some seriously cool science being developed with the help of 3D printing including transparent skulls to allow researchers to view real-time brain activity, and a sponge that “soaks up” excess chemo drugs to reduce toxic side effects. In bioprocessing and drug discovery, 3D printing has already been instrumental in changing the way the industry functions with the dawn of precision medicine and applications in single-use technologies. Applications in the medical industry are disruptive and many scientists are focused on innovations in medical devices, and regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Manufacturing plays a vital role in supporting nearly all sectors of the global economy and 3D printing, or “additive manufacturing”, is poised to change the landscape of manufacturing in the U.S. and the world.  Discuss
Tech Overview - Inorganic Elemental Analysis
Welcome to the next piece in our atomic spectroscopy series! This post will feature inorganic analyzers. At The Science Advisory Board we consider inorganic analyzers to include instruments that detect and measure elements that are not typically associated with organic chemistry, as well as organic elements that are detectable in inorganic materials (such as measuring carbon in steel).  Discuss
Is It Worth The Risk? Business Trends You Should Know About In The Bioprocessing Industry
The bioprocessing market is currently worth billions of dollars globally and is expected to increase 8.7 percent over the next five years. Pharmaceutical and biotech industries are the largest consumers of bioprocessing and their demand is expected to increase 9.3 percent over the next five years. Within these industries there are a limited number of vendors with the largest market share, including: Danaher (Pall & GE Life Sciences), MilliporeSigma (Merck Group) and Thermo Fisher. All of us probably have used products from one, if not all, of these companies at some point in our scientific careers. So the question is: how did these companies grow so large and gain dominance in the bioprocessing field?  Discuss
2019 ASM Biothreats Conference Highlights Biosecurity and Epidemics Research
“What’s the first thing you think of when you hear Ebola?” asked speaker John Dye, PhD, of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) Biothreats conference, held during the last week of January in Arlington, Virginia. Ebola was one of the most talked about high-consequence pathogens at the event. However, the discussions were not somber but rather inspirational, focused on learning from past outbreaks in order to inform novel ways to approach detection and prevention of Ebola, as well as other pathogens and toxins.  Discuss
Biosimilars: How the FDA is Boosting Demand in Analytical Instrumentation
Establishing a regulatory pathway for pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. to manufacture biosimilar drugs presents a much anticipated new market opportunity for life science analytical instrument users.  Discuss
Precious Metal Analysis with Atomic Spectroscopy- A Touchstone for Today!
Human culture has valued gold since prehistoric times. Gold was used in trade, and the first gold coins arose in the 6th century BCE. Doubtless, counterfeiting and adulteration arose almost immediately thereafter. Consequently, technology arose to evaluate gold for authenticity and purity. The importance and ubiquity of these methods have led to them entering the language as metaphors – we may speak of an ‘acid test’ or ‘touchstone’ for evaluating or exemplifying something’s worth. Although few of us still use gold in a day-to-day fashion for commerce, the need to assess purity remains, and analytical laboratory tools can be brought to bear on the question.  Discuss
Conferences
Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics
December 9-13
San Diego, California United States
Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2020
January 25-29, 2020
San Diego, California United States
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Biothreats
January 28-30, 2020
Arlington, Virginia United States
Festival of Genomics 2020
January 29-30, 2020
London, Greater London United Kingdom
Medlab Middle East
February 3-6, 2020
Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates
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