Great symphonic music starts with the fundamental elements common to all orchestral instruments, but what separates a good symphony from a great one is not just pure talent, but the ability of the musicians to work together to create something ethereal. In most respects, science is no different. The open exchange of ideas and collaborative spirit is how science moves forward to create something impactful for society. And like great instrumentalists, scientists practice their craft every time they step into the laboratory—but even the most talented amongst them requires assistance on occasion.
The need for these collaborative scientific environments is most apparent in emerging biotechnology regions like China, where companies are quickly ramping up biomanufacturing processes to become competitive with more established biotech hubs. Scientists at the M Lab™ Collaboration Centers from Merck are well versed in supporting scientists and engineers and assisting them with bioprocessing challenges that can make even the most harmonious scientific teams go out of tune. They M Lab Collaboration Centers’ team has the expertise to assist growing companies with manufacturing scale-up questions, provide chromatography support, and offer the latest expertise on single-use bioprocessing systems.
We connected recently with a few members of the M Lab Collaboration Centers to discuss some of the recent, successful projects they collaborated on with clients in China. They discuss some of the challenges they faced on their project, how they set out to resolve those issues, and what the future holds for them and the Chinese biopharma market. Listen in to the conversation below.
Senior Biomanufacturing Engineer Manager, Greater China
Senior Process Development Scientist Manager