Characterization and Validation for Biologics

Monoclonal antibodies and next-generation therapeutics need a more complex manufacturing process than a simple enzyme. For those molecules you need to assure their quality attributes and safety profile. In this article, we are going to explain how this validation process is done.    Understanding Process Risks  Even during the early drug discovery process, there are valuable opportunities to simplify the path to commercialization.  At this stage, multiple candidate molecules may be screene...
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Upstream Optimization for Plasmid DNA Manufacturing

Plasmid DNA manufacturing is increasingly needed. The pDNA-based cell and gene therapies treatments emerging in both industry and academia are growing. The need for novel treatment options to combat cancer, metabolic disorders and other infectious diseases is increasing on a global scale.   In this article, we will analyze the scalable process workflow solutions available for plasmid DNA manufacturing, from initial R&D investment to clinical testing, and commercialization. We will focus on...
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Plasmid DNA Production for Cell and Gene Therapy – Q&A

In cell and gene therapy manufacturing, high-quality plasmid DNA is a key component. The demand of high-quality plasmid DNA has increased and this has led to the need to optimize the manufacturing and the quality required for use in the manufacture of therapeutics. However, the plasmid DNA (pDNA) manufacturing faces several challenges like: Its large size. The shear sensitivity. The high viscosity. The similarities between the pDNA and the impurities present during manufacturing. This makes impo...
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