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Remsima's US FDA review held back by contradictory demands, says Celltrion

26-May-2015 - Contradictory requests from the US FDA on the statistical analysis of Remsima are one of many regulatory hurdles facing biosimilar developers, according to Celltrion.

Single-use will never fully replace stainless, say biologics makers

29-Apr-2015 - The plant of the future will be increasingly equipped with disposable technology but single-use will never fully replace stainless steel, according to biomanufacturers at a recent industry event.

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Eliminating fear culture can save operational costs and jobs, says Pfizer

23-Apr-2015 - Pfizer reduced costs 40% without cutting jobs at a facility in Sweden using an alternative approach to organisational and cultural behaviour, and hopes to do the same at its newly acquired Austrian...

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Repligen boasts about the size of its column

17-Apr-2015 - With an internal diameter of 60cm, Repligen says its pre-packed disposable column will cater for future downstream demands.

Dispatches from BPI 2015

Breakthrough barriers: Seeking fast track review means betting on data says Roche

16-Apr-2015 - To benefit from breakthrough therapy designation (BTD) pharma companies must be willing “bet on the right data” according to Roche, which says this could be a challenge for smaller firms....


Virtual Sterility? GE uses Xbox tech to showcase products

15-Apr-2015 - GE Healthcare has embraced Xbox Kinect technology to virtually demonstrate its upstream and downstream offerings at tradeshows.

Dispatches from BPI 2015

Sartorius' new cell harvesting tech uses brewing sector filtration knowhow

15-Apr-2015 - Sartorius has launched a cell harvesting technology, the first to incorporate diatomaceous earth filtration more commonly associated with the brewing industry.

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Pfizer's vetting process sorts the strategic CMOs from the casual flings

15-Apr-2015 - Looking for a full-on partnership with Pfizer or a no-strings-attached manufacturing deal? Either way prepare for a tough screening process and don't be located too far from an airport.

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Autobahn or trans-Europe Express? Biopharma industry heads to Dusseldorf

14-Apr-2015 - [View the story "Biopharma heads to Dusseldorf" on Storify]

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CRISPR mediated cell line improvements a tech challenge, Thermo

14-Apr-2015 - Biopharma firms must improve processes and technologies to control costs according Thermo Fisher which says the higher yields possible with CRISPR engineered cell lines are a challenge for industry.

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