Newsletter - 1018-03
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Issue #1018
 
 
Top Articles
 
 
A (Pregnant) Pause For Thought
 
Roisin McGuigan, Deputy Editor, argues it’s time for maternal health to escape from the dark ages, and that pharma has a duty to help.
 
 
 
 
Including Pregnant Women from the Start
 
We need to move towards a mindset where we assume pregnant and lactating women should be included in studies and trials.
 
 
 
 
Injectable Innovation
 
A company looks to give the humble injection an inventive makeover with a new competition called the “Open Innovation Challenge – Injection 2.0.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
White Papers
 
 
Protein Stability Analysis Technologies for the Biopharmaceutical Industry
 
This buyer's guide discusses the available instrumentation for protein stability characterization, and what to consider when choosing stability assays. Protein stability and higher order structure is used to assist with biocomparability studies.
 
 
 
A technological solution for combating counterfeit drugs
 
This white paper examines the issue of counterfeit drugs, reviewing the various types produced and the nature and range of the damage they cause. The report then focuses on analytical methods for tackling the problem, in particular the use of X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD).
 
 
 
Using automated powder dispensing to tackle bottlenecks in pharmaceutical R&D
 
Accurately dispensing small amounts of powder causes bottlenecks in screening and high-throughput experimentation. In a recent benchmarking study by the Enabling Technologies Consortium™ (ETC), the performance of several automated powder dispensing systems was compared, using a diverse set of reference powders. The results are described in this case study.
 
 
 
 
Product Profile
 
 
Viral Vaccine Production — Cultivation of Vero Cells in Packed-Bed Bioreactors
 
Viral diseases like rotavirus and influenza are causing many deaths worldwide, resulting in strong demands for more productive manufacturing techniques for vaccines. Vero cells are widely used for the viral vaccine production. Read more about their cultivation in a bioreactor pre-packed with Fibra-Cel, a promising alternative compared to ordinary microcarriers.
 
 
 
 
Special Promotions
 
 
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Events
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Be it a large congress at a huge venue or an expert meeting that fits around a table, these events are a fantastic way to network and educate yourself on the latest developments in the industry – so why not take a look at our list of upcoming events?