Growing Pipeline of Microbiome-based Live Biotherapeutics Fuels the Manufacturing Demand

Live biotherapeutics are fragile bacteria, which require ideal conditions of heat, moisture and pH of products, to survive and prevent premature germination. In fact, manufacturing is presently one of the biggest bottlenecks in this domain; manufacturing such products is both technically challenging and financially demanding. One of the biggest challenges in the development of a

Growing Oligonucleotide-based Drugs Pipeline Escalates Manufacturing Demand

As therapeutic agents, oligonucleotides are known to be associated with several unique features, such as high selectivity and potency (similar to biologics), and differentiated pharmacology, which further augment their drug-like properties. At present, eight oligonucleotide-based drugs are available in the market, namely (in reverse chronological order of year of approval) GIVLAARI™ (2019), ONPATTRO® (2018), TEGSEDI™

Response to COVID-19 Pandemic with Oligonucleotides

Never before, scientists say, the universal community of researchers have put a halt to all other ongoing research and have urgently focused towards swiftly evolving health emergency. In the past few months, scientists have been repurposing their research efforts towards contributing to the global effort in response to COVID-19 pandemic. For the purpose of mitigating

How COVID-19 Poses a Sharp Challenge on China Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Market?

China, epicenter of the COVID-19, is the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market and accounts for 20 % of the global output of APIs. With over 25 biologics and biosimilar products approved till date and close to 1,000 clinical trials, investigating a variety of biologics and biosimilars, being underway in this region, China’s biopharma market is

Neoantigen Targeted Therapies Pave the Way to Personalized Anti-cancer Therapy

Neoantigen Targeted Therapies Pave the Way to Personalized Anti-cancer Therapy There is an urgent unmet need for developing innovative and effective cancer therapeutics for the treatment of patients with late-stage and refractory cancer. Amidst the widespread initiatives to develop more targeted anti-cancer therapies, immunotherapy emerged as a highly specific and potent option to eradicate tumor

The Future of Manufacturing: Collaborative Robots in the Factories

The world has experienced a radical change with the advancements in technologies and systems that aid daily activities. Particularly, automation has played an important role in increasing the productivity and quality of the production process in various industries. Within the automation industry, robots have already been established; however, one of the fastest-growing segment of robotics