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Differentiating Public Policy for Technology Startups – Essential for Biotech?

The paper presents the limited quantitative and qualitative analysis of the biotechnology and ICT industries in Lithuania and Estonia, as well as public policy instruments aimed at supporting the development of these industries. In depth analysis of th…


Cell Therapy: Early Process Development and Optimization of the Manufacturing Process are Critical to Ensure Viability of the Product, Quality, Consistency and Cost Efficiency

In recent years cell therapies have evolved and matured, moving from academia to industry. Scale up of a process is the natural path of any product evolutionary development and maturation, this process not only allows higher manufacturing capacity to meet demands but rather to increases the yields and reduces cost of goods. Cells are living things that react to the environment and conditions in which they grow, therefore process changes should be done as early as possible. The traditional 2D culturing systems can be truly up scaled, therefore there is a need to advance to bioreactors that will influence the product. Additionally, in order to make cell therapy a viable one, the cost of manufacturing is critical. Cost drivers such as media, serum, footprint, human resource and infrastructure must be optimized without changing the cells critical quality attributes. The paper analyze the main cost drivers on the cost of goods and is based on the experience of cell manufacturing in both traditional 2D and three dimensional (3D) bioreactor systems produced in Pluristem therapeutics GMP site. Furthermore, the paper discussed possible process development steps to insure cost efficiency emphasizing the need and benefit of early process development investment.   


Access to Innovation

Healthcare innovation saves lives, saves money, promotes economic growth, and provides hope for hundreds of millions of people (both patients and care-givers) in the United States and around the world. But innovation isn’t easy.

There are many roadblocks beyond those of discovery and development. The complicated and conflicting dynamics of politics, perspectives on healthcare economics, of friction between payers, providers, manufacturers, and regulators, the battle for better patient education, and the need for a more forceful and factual debate over the value of innovation all create the need for a more balanced and robust debate.

Should we blame our skewed priorities? American healthcare often works miracles when people become very ill, but it needs to do a better job with preventive care. Equally to blame is the fact that we spend a disproportionate amount of our healthcare budget for end-of-life care.

Rather than tangle up the already volatile healthcare debate in ethical arguments over whose life is worth more, it would be smarter to shift the focus to keeping people healthier longer. Earlier diagnosis and care are crucial to the future health of both Americans and American healthcare—and pharma has a starring role here.

We cannot afford, in terms of dollars or lives, to continue the blame game. In order to deliver on the promise of affordable and quality healthcare for all citizens, all the players in the healthcare debate must work together. At the end of the day, we should unite against our common enemy—disease.

And our most potent weapon in innovation.


Drug Patent Expirations for December 17 2014

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SANDOSTATIN LAR

Novartis

octreotide acetate

Dec 17, 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for December 16 2014

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Incline Therap

fentanyl hydrochloride

Dec 16, 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for December 16 2014

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IONSYS

Incline Therap

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Dec 16, 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for December 15 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for December 15 2014

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RELENZA

Glaxosmithkline

zanamivir

Dec 15, 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for December 10 2014

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Boehringer Ingelheim

nintedanib

Dec 10, 2014
WELCHOL

Daiichi Sankyo

colesevelam hydrochloride

Dec 10, 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for December 9 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for December 9 2014

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IMAGENT

Imcor Pharms Co

dimyristoyl lecithin; perflexane

Dec 9, 2014

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The above list
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listed above may be protected by additional patents and other regulatory
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