Month: September 2020

Single-Use Bioreactors on Rescue for COVID-19 Research

The development of single-use bioreactors started nearly 40 years ago in 1980s. It was around this time that the bio-processors began to use plastic film bags to culture cells, which were initially designed for food storage and culture media containment. Moreover, incremental evolution of the concept of disposable technologies have facilitated various advancements in development

Nuclear Medicines And Radiopharmaceuticals: Redefining The Use Of Radioactivity In Modern Day Healthcare

Fostered by partnerships between national laboratories, academia, and the pharmaceutical industry, the field of nuclear medicines and radiopharmaceuticals has evolved over the past few decades, in parallel with advances in imaging instrumentation, radionuclide production, and radiopharmaceutical development. Nuclear reactors and particle accelerators are presently used to produce a wide array of radionuclides for diagnostic and

Will the Renascence of Microbial Manufacturing be Impacted by the Pandemic?

Since the discovery of recombinant DNA technology, several types of microbes have been established as a versatile biomolecule expression system. This can be attributed to the ease of handling of microbial cell lines, which are considered less fragile (compared to cells of higher eukaryotes); rendering them a popular choice for manufacturing operations. Moreover, incremental evolution