Drug Discovery & Development
Tech Overview: Quadrupole LC/MS
This week The Science Advisory Board will begin our Mass Spectrometry series. A mass spectrometer (MS), known as a mass spec, is an instrument that can measure the mass of different molecules within a sample. The mass spec can take a chemical compound and convert it from a molecule into ions. These ions are then separated according to their mass to charge ratio, and finally the abundance of each ion is measured. There are numerous types of MS systems, but all have six major components: the inlet system, ionization system, a vacuum system, mass analyzer, ion detector and a data handling system.  Discuss
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
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
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
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
Conferences
Festival of Genomics & Biodata
January 28-29, 2021
London, Greater London United Kingdom
Lab of the Future USA
May 11-12, 2021
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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