This week’s biotechnology news headlines include, justifying drug costs, BRAIN Initiative grants, faster approval of chemotherapy drugs considered, Amgen’s Humira copy successful, and Ebola treatment developments.
Cell Culture Dish – Ask the Expert Session
Our Next Session – Got mRNA? Solve DNA transfection issues with mRNA transfection.
Typically, DNA enters the nucleus when cells divide because cell division creates small nuclear pores. In non-dividing primary cells DNA doesn’t enter the nucleus making these cells very hard-to-transfect. If DNA entry is a bottleneck, why not deliver mRNA directly?
Please reach out and ask our expert your transfection questions! Our expert is here to help answer any questions. What’s the best way to transfect mRNA? Which reagent should I use? Can I transfect primary cells with a reagent? How do I prepare an mRNA template from DNA? What’s the protocol? These are just some examples of the type of questions to be covered in this Ask the Expert Session.
Please reach out and ask our expert your transfection questions on Monday!
Cell Culture Events
2-Day Workshops on Modeling and Simulation in Biomanufacturing Operations
Bio-G is hosting 2-Day workshops around the country on Modeling and Simulation in Biomanufacturing Operations. Attendees work in hands-on sessions with the Bio-G Real-Time Modeling System (RTMS) to solve challenging manufacturing problems, including:
Roche Custom Biotech, AGU Industrial ITand Bayer Technologieswill be sharing and discussing their experience of applying modern cell culture monitoring and how this enables succinct quality by design(QbD) with focus on:
Solutions for reliable and precise measurements of a broad range of parameters taken from a small sample volume
Modern data management approach towards a paperless lab solution with a “Closed Loop”
Solutions for automated sampling, monitoring and storage in bio-pharmaceutical process development
Bioproduction – October 8-9, 2014 – Barcelo Sants Hotel – Barcelona, Spain
Conference: October 20-23, 2014, Exhibition: October 21-23, 2014
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
Complete programming coverage of the full bioprocessing continuum – featuring 65 innovative case studies and 70 new data presentations intended for companies of all sizes and at every stage of development.
The world’s largest bioprocess exhibition – featuring over 150 exhibitors, lounges, and the BPI Theater with live product launches to help you plan future purchasing decisions.
Face-to-Face Networking opportunities that no other bioprocessing event can offer, plus access BPI’s event specific partnering tool to schedule meetings.
Featured Luncheon Presentation at BPI:
Integrated Single-Use Purification Technologies Enabling Continuous MAb Processing, by Michael W. Phillips, Director, Technology Development, EMD Millipore. Tuesday October 21st 12:20 pm
Well Characterized Biologicals – November 3-4, 2014 – Washington Marriott at Metro Center Washington, DC
“If you’ve been wondering why the high cost of a new hepatitis C cure has ignited such a fierce public debate over the past few months, it’s because more specialty drugs like Sovaldi are going to flood the market in coming years. This class of drugs accounted for less than 1 percent of all prescriptions in 2013, but about 25 percent of all prescription drug spending — and spending on specialty drugs is projected to increase 63 percent by 2016, according to Express Scripts.”
If you like this story, please see our blog titled “A High Throughput, Scalable Solution to Upstream Process Development“
“A North Carolina drugmaker says it is providing an experimental antiviral drug for patients with Ebola, an emergency step authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.”
If you like this story, please see our blog titled “Flexible Facilities for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing”