The Science Behind the Headlines

Wading Deeper Into Biomanufacturing

Wading Deeper Into Biomanufacturing

Last week, we began our exploration of biomanufacturing--defining terms, introducing the different types of cells used in production, and explaining how manufacturers create cell banks to provide raw materials for the medicines some of us know and love. This week, we...

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Biomanufacturing: How Biologics Are Made

Biomanufacturing: How Biologics Are Made

Putting Nature to Work There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Or make medicine, for that matter. It all depends on the kind—tabby or calico? Small molecule or biologic? One key feature that distinguishes biologic drugs such as monoclonal antibodies from small...

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Biotech for Non-Scientists

Blueprint Of The Century: DNA

Blueprint Of The Century: DNA

Please enjoy this excerpt from our recently revised book, The Biotech Primer: An Insider's Guide to the Science Driving the Biopharma Industry. This book explains the science behind the industry in an accessible manner, providing the foundation needed to understand...

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Breaking Down Drug Metabolism

Breaking Down Drug Metabolism

When popping a pill, how often do we think about what happens next—to the pill, or to our bodies? Maybe we assume the body welcomes any extra help to soothe our headache or control our blood pressure. This WEEKLY looks into the mystery of what comes after the swallow....

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The Infinitesimal Engines of Biologics

The Infinitesimal Engines of Biologics

Last week, we examined cell lines—what they are, where they come from, and how companies use them in the discovery phase of drug development. This week, we turn to the critical role of cell lines in making those drugs. Although all drugs restore or improve our health,...

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Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Getting The Jump On Alzheimer’s Disease

Getting The Jump On Alzheimer’s Disease

Getting The Jump On Alzheimer’s Disease Your dad has started losing his car keys, forgetting important dates, and even more alarming —is getting lost on the way to the grocery store. You’re thinking, “Is it Alzheimer’s?” Maybe it’s time for a trip to the doctor’s...

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