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...
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....
The ABCs Of mRNA Vaccines

The ABCs Of mRNA Vaccines

News of positive data from Moderna’s (Cambridge, MA) Phase I trial of a COVID-19 vaccine has dominated this week’s headlines. Their vaccine is an mRNA-based vaccine—an entirely new approach to not only vaccines but also to therapeutics.  mRNA-based drugs...