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Sartorius Stedim Biotech partners with Nova Biomedical

Sartorius Stedim Biotech partners with Nova Biomedical

17 May 2017

Unique tool will allow massive quantities of cell culture data to be collected during upstream processing QbD studies.

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Merck launches industry's first off-the-shelf cell culture media for perfusion processes

Merck launches industry's first off-the-shelf cell culture media for perfusion processes

15 May 2017

Allows customers to achieve a more optimal output than they would using conventional batch or fed-batch processes.

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Sartorius Stedim Biotech launches chemistry testing services

Sartorius Stedim Biotech launches chemistry testing services

4 May 2017

This chemistry testing offer complements the company’s existing range of off-the-shelf biological assays for biosimilar products, providing a complete solution from one contract partner.

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GSK invests $139 million to expand production capacity for Benlysta in Rockville

GSK invests $139 million to expand production capacity for Benlysta in Rockville

1 May 2017

Site is also expected to house production of a new subcutaneous form of belimumab, which is currently under review with the FDA.

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Sartorius introduces new BIOSTAT STR bioreactor range and new Flexsafe STR single-use bags

Sartorius introduces new BIOSTAT STR bioreactor range and new Flexsafe STR single-use bags

28 Apr 2017

New generation of bioreactors combined with new Flexsafe STR bags offer a fully scalable, single-use system.

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Fresenius Kabi to strengthen and diversify product portfolio by acquiring Akorn and Merck KGaA’s biosimilars business

Fresenius Kabi to strengthen and diversify product portfolio by acquiring Akorn and Merck KGaA’s biosimilars business

26 Apr 2017

Transactions provide access to attractive pharmaceutical growth markets.

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Sandoz proposed biosimilars rituximab and etanercept recommended for approval in Europe

Sandoz proposed biosimilars rituximab and etanercept recommended for approval in Europe

23 Apr 2017

Company receives positive CHMP opinions for biosimilars rituximab and etanercept to treat immunological diseases. Biosimilar rituximab also recommended to treat blood cancers.

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Fujifilm increases production capacity and establishes new process development facilities

Fujifilm increases production capacity and establishes new process development facilities

19 Apr 2017

$130M USD investment to support growing market demand.

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Millipore Express high area filters ideal for processing feed streams with high particulate levels

Millipore Express high area filters ideal for processing feed streams with high particulate levels

5 Apr 2017

Greater filtration capacity with a smaller footprint than conventional filters, improving economics for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

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Amgen submits applications in the US and Europe to expand current indication for Xgeva

Amgen submits applications in the US and Europe to expand current indication for Xgeva

4 Apr 2017

Applications include data from the largest international trial conducted in multiple myeloma.

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Analytical protein aggregate separation without a column

Analytical protein aggregate separation without a column

28 Mar 2017

System can achieve separations with higher resolution, reproducibility and recovery then has previously been possible.

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$100 billion of revenues up for grabs for drug manufacturers as patents for key biologics expire

$100 billion of revenues up for grabs for drug manufacturers as patents for key biologics expire

15 Mar 2017

For success in the biosimilars sector, manufacturers must adopt QbD, DoE and PAT initiatives.

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