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Biologics & Biopharmaceutical News & Products

Get news on biopharmaceutical packaging and biologic logistics for large-molecule therapies including vaccines, therapeutic patches, cell therapy, blood and tissue products, and monoclonal anti-bodies. Biologics may be used for humans or animals in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and home care applications. Articles also cover aseptic processing/packaging, clean rooms, isolators, and/or restricted access barrier systems, sterilization, biologics distribution and regulatory issues.

May 20, 2015 | News

More approved biosimilars are good for public health, says FDA

During the past several weeks, the FDA has issued four new guidances having to do with biosimilars.
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May 18, 2015 | News

Investigative report shines light on medical laboratory errors

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story cites improperly labeled samples, lack of maintenance on test equipment, and improper refrigeration techniques among the reasons behind incorrect test results that put patients at risk.
May 6, 2015 | News

Court halts sale of first FDA-approved biosimilar

The sale of Sandoz's biosimilar version of Amgen Inc,'s drug Neupogen is on hold.
Severe weather and biological products
May 4, 2015 | Primer

Severe weather and biological products

CBER offers information on how to handle temperature-sensitive biologics in power outages or floods.
Administering measles vaccine with a microneedle patch. Photo credit:  Gary Meek, Georgia Tech
April 30, 2015 | News

Could microneedle patch for measles be a ‘game changer’?

A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
Gerresheimer: Vials and syringes
April 29, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

Gerresheimer: Vials and syringes

Gx MultiShell and Clearject offer high-performance polymer structures suitable for parenterals.
Groninger: Isolator system
April 28, 2015 | Machine Product Brief

Groninger: Isolator system

FlexPro 50 provides enhanced flexibility for small batch processing in isolators.
Solubility enhancement excipients predicted to grow 13% annually through 2024
April 27, 2015 | News

Solubility enhancement excipients predicted to grow 13% annually through 2024

Kline reports solubility concern in the pharma industry drives the solubility enhancement excipients market.
Foreasting the healthcare packaging market from 2015-2025
April 23, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Forecasting the healthcare packaging market from 2015-2025

Visiongain offers prospects for leading companies in over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment.
April 14, 2015 | News

Biosimilar naming system comes under fire

Industry groups, drug companies criticize proposals citing usability issues.


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