Bioprocessing
Faster fluid mixing could reduce costs for silica microparticles
A surprisingly simple approach to manufacturing silica nanoparticles by taking advantage of fluid dynamics in tiny Teflon tubes could reduce manufacturing costs. The work is described in a June 28 article published in the Chemical Engineering Journal.  Discuss
High-throughput analysis speeds downstream process development
Adding high-throughput analysis helped speed up downstream process development for drug candidates based on monoclonal antibodies, according to a case study presented June 17 during the BioProcess International Spring Digital Week 2020.  Discuss
Sexton, BioSpherix collaborate to support cell & gene therapy needs
Sexton Biotechnologies is partnering with BioSpherix Medical on the final steps of downstream bioprocessing, fill-finish.
Kite to manufacture CAR T-cell therapy in Europe
Gilead subsidiary Kite has received approval from the European Medicine Agency for end-to-end manufacturing of individualized cell therapies at its European facility.
Thermo Fisher to operate new CSL biologics facility
Thermo Fisher Scientific has entered into a long-term lease agreement with CSL to operate a new biologics manufacturing facility in Lengnau, Switzerland.
Need for efficiency, COVID-19 vaccine spurs biomanufacturing in 2020
With the urgent need for COVID-19 therapies and vaccines, funding agencies have prioritized biomanufacturing; companies in turn are preparing to ramp up a variety of biologics. The strong demand for bioprocessed medicines in 2020 will continue to drive growth of the industry.  Discuss
Exyte, Univercells fast track construction for COVID-19 vaccines
High-tech construction firm Exyte and biomanufacturing company Univercells Technologies are partnering for construction of modular standardized and flexible manufacturing facilities for vaccines.
MilliporeSigma expands viral and gene therapy capacity
MilliporeSigma is expanding its BioReliance viral and gene therapy service offering with a second commercial manufacturing facility in Carlsbad, CA. The $110 million facility is set to open in 2021.
New biocompatible microparticles created with heat, light
A new simple and scalable protein-processing technique based on temperature-sensitive phase changes creates unique microarchitectures within microparticles for use in drug delivery and other bioengineering applications, according to a study published in Nature Communications on March 12.  Discuss
Biopharma processing market shows early indicators of strong 2020
The biopharmaceutical processing market shows early indicators of strong 2020, according to our partners Strategic Directions International and Kalorama Information, which are developing an upcoming report on the sector.  Discuss
Conferences
2020 ACCP Annual Meeting
September 20-22
Bethesda, Maryland United States
Bioprocess International West
September 21-24
Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST) United States
BioProcess International
September 21-24
Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST), Massachusetts United States
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