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October 1, Vol. 33, No. 17

  • Columns

    • FDA Speeds Things Up
    • Patricia Fitzpatrick Dimond
    • The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) was signed into law on July 9, 2012 FDASIA section 902 provided for a development path, the breakthrough therapy designation, for new drugs Since last July, the agency has received ... more »
    • Prepping for the Clinic
    • Gail Dutton
    • BioLineRx is a drug development company focused on advancing research products into the clinic The company was formed in 2003 to bring Israeli biotech to global attention, but has since expanded its interests and now in-licenses preclinical and early-stage clinical ... more »
    • HIV Researchers Seek a Potential Cure
    • Gail Dutton
    • HIV research has reached the point that a cure may be possible “HIV is a complicated disease, and it’s very encouraging to see advancements,” says Elizabeth Wolffe, PhD, Sangamo BioSciences spokesperson “We’ve seen antiretroviral therapies that have made HIV a ... more »
    • Cord Blood for Cellular Therapy
    • Enal Razvi
    • Cellular therapy is a challenging discipline from a variety of perspectives: The cells themselves need to be prepared and proven to be the appropriate inoculum free of contaminating subpopulations; there need to be assays to demonstrate, safety, efficacy, and potency; ... more »
    • Advertorial: AbbVie Contract Manufacturing
    • AbbVie continues a legacy reflecting more than a century at the forefront of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing For 25 years, AbbVie Contract Manufacturing has offered contract manufacturing services that today comprise biologics, potent, drug product, and fermentation, as well as ... more »
    • Advertorial: Advanced BioScience Laboratories (A...
    • ABL is a contract research and manufacturing service provider, specializing in the development of vaccines and biotherapeutics for preclinical and clinical studies For more than 50 years, the discoveries made in ABL’s laboratories have offered insights into the workings of ... more »
    • Advertorial: Cell Sciences
    • Cell Sciences’ laboratories produce quality immunochemicals and hematology reagents for life science research Our pipeline provides products for use within the research, biotechnology, and biopharmaceutical communities Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality research biochemical reagents ... more »
    • Advertorial: Corning Life Sciences
    • Corning offers a comprehensive range of innovative, high-quality tools and solutions for life science research and bioproduction All Corning brands offer consistent, reliable, and repeatable results giving you the confidence that you can only get from over 95 years of ... more »
    • Advertorial: Douglas Scientific
    • When Douglas Scientific entered the laboratory automation scene in 2009, it was uncertain if the startup company could achieve the disruptive outcomes it proclaimed Within four short years the Array Tape™ Platform has inspired an industry-wide paradigm shift—replacing microtiter plate ... more »
    • Advertorial: Florida Biologix
    • Florida Biologix is a preclinical and Phase I/II biologics contract development, manufacturing, and testing organization (CDMO) focused on a wide range of value-optimizing services, such as process development, cell banking (cGMP), vector and vaccine production (cGMP), cell and gene therapies ... more »
    • Advertorial: Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
    • Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies is an industry leading biologics contract development and manufacturing organization with a strong track record in process development, refinement, and technology transfer of biopharmaceuticals, from preclinical through commercial cGMP manufacturing With an extensive breadth of process development ... more »
    • Advertorial: OriGene Technologies
    • OriGene Technologies was founded in 1996 as a research tool company focused on the creation of the largest commercial collection of full-length human cDNAs in a standard expression vector... more »
    • Advertorial: Parker Hannifin, PRECISION FLUIDICS...
    • The Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin is a leading supplier of miniature fluidic components and system solutions integral to the world’s medical and analytical instrumentation Product technologies include pneumatic and chemically inert isolation valves, diaphragm pumps, syringe pumps, electronic ... more »
    • Advertorial: Promega
    • Promega’s portfolio includes more than 2,500 products covering the fields of genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, drug discovery, and genetic identity, reflecting 35 years of experience providing solutions for scientists We continue to invest in key technologies and research, infrastructure, and ... more »
    • Advertorial: United States Pharmacopeial Convent...
    • The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through public standards and related products and services that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines As biologic drugs continue to ... more »
    • Events Advertorial: Pittcon 2014
    • Pittcon is the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science This year’s dynamic event will be in Chicago, Illinois, at McCormick Place, March 2–6, 2014 Pittcon offers something for everyone—a robust educational experience, as well as the perfect ... more »