Webinars

    How One CDMO Used an Innovative Technology to Overcome Viral Vaccine Production Challenges

    How One CDMO Used an Innovative Technology to Overcome Viral Vaccine Production Challenges

    08.18.20

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET

    In modern medicine, vaccines are used to prevent or eliminate infectious diseases with exceptional impact in reducing mortality and morbidity rates around the globe. Unfortunately, vaccine developers often struggle to meet demand due to volume, leading many to turn to contract manufacturing and developing organizations (CDMOs) as a reliable partner for flexible vaccine production capacity.
     
    As today’s CDMOs continue to see a spike in demand, they require innovative technologies to accelerate manufacturing, streamline process management, and decrease costs for customers. Structured fixed-bed bioreactors have proven to offer a reliable, scalable solution that increases flexibility while decreasing both cost and footprint.
     
    Join us for a webinar on 18 August 2020 at 2pm EST to learn how Ology Biosciences is leveraging innovative bioreactor technologies and bioprocessing expertise to bring vaccine production to the next level. Case study results and expert insights will be shared on how to find success with adherent-cell growth profiles and viral performance to produce viral vaccines.
     
    Speakers:

    Alex Chatel
    Product Manager at Univercells Technologies
     
    Eric M. Vela
    Executive Director of Process Development at Ology Bioservices


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    Give ‘Em a Hand! - A Happi Hand Hygiene Webinar

    Give ‘Em a Hand! - A Happi Hand Hygiene Webinar

    07.29.20

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET

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    Proper hand hygiene and surface cleaning have never been more important. This Happi webinar will look at this essential topic from several angles, including the jan/san market; new product development and efficacy testing.

    Presenters:

    Laura Mahecha
    Industry Manager, I&I Cleaning Products, Kline & Company, Inc.
     
    Andrea Lisbona
    Founder and CEO, Touchland
     
    Dr. James Kim
    Vice President, Science & Regulatory Affairs, American Cleaning Institute


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    Driving Operational Agility with Digital Quality Management

    Driving Operational Agility with Digital Quality Management

    07.28.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Is the disconnected technology landscape slowing down operations and draining resources?

    New-market demands, increasingly complex supply chains, and changing regulations will continue as the norm. Modern technologies can help manufacturers manage these external forces effectively, enabling them to be more agile, data-driven, and future-ready.

    Today many manufacturers are digitizing quality management to increase operational agility and supply chain collaboration, meeting continually-changing market and customer demands.

    Join Veeva experts in this webinar to learn how digitalizing quality management bridges gaps between manufacturing and quality management, improving cycle times and agility.
     
    In this webinar, you will learn:


    • About the opportunities to transform quality management 
    • How the right technology streamlines global quality processes, increasing automation and operational agility
    • The industry best practices for driving successful digital transformation
     
    SPEAKERS:

    Mike Jovanis - VP Vault Quality, Veeva Systems
    Ashley Wentworth - Director, Vault Quality at Veeva Systems


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    Testing Disinfectant Agents for Antimicrobial Action on Hard Surfaces

    Testing Disinfectant Agents for Antimicrobial Action on Hard Surfaces

    07.15.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Disinfectants must be qualified on the surfaces in a pharmacopeial manufacturing environment prior to use in the facility. Building a study with robust parameters and avoiding common pitfalls is critical to avoid negative responses from regulatory agencies. Spending more time on study design and development upfront will save valuable resources in the long run.
     
    The goal of this presentation is to provide a general overview of disinfectant efficacy testing and to provide a detailed methodology to assist in designing coupon studies that accurately represent facility procedures. As we attempt to bridge the gap between laboratory conditions and environmental conditions, test method acceptance criteria and interpretation of coupon study results will also be discussed. Specifically, we aim to provide insight into how the results of a coupon study can be utilized to improve cleaning procedures.
     
    What you’ll learn if you attend:
     
    • Study Design – how to choose parameters that are representative of your facility while meeting regulatory expectations.
    • Indications that initial or subsequent disinfectant efficacy testing needs to be performed.
    • Interpretation of results – translating microorganism log reductions into useful information on the efficacy of facility cleaning procedures and disinfectants.

    Speakers:
     
    Hayden Booth - Study Director, Nelson Labs
    Braxton Snarr - Study Director, Nelson Labs


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    Biopharmaceutical Process Characterization

    Biopharmaceutical Process Characterization

    06.11.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Laboratory scale process characterization provides in-depth process understanding and documentation of a manufacturing process needed to establish critical product and process parameters, determine proven acceptable control ranges and minimize the risk of manufacturing failures at production scale. Here we present process development and characterization strategies at Samsung Biologics required to support commercial scale manufacture of antibody therapeutics. The webinar will discuss approaches to demonstrate process understanding needed to develop a robust and scalable manufacturing process to support successful GMP manufacture of biologics.
     
    SPEAKERS:

    Kenneth Dawson Green
    PhD / Senior Director, Manufacturing Science & Technology Team
     
    Thomas Rene Gervais
    PhD / Director, Manufacturing Science & Technology Team - Downstream


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    Pharma Packaging Considerations for Radiation Processing

    Pharma Packaging Considerations for Radiation Processing

    05.20.20

    Plus, a discussion on the new container closure integrity testing: Mass Extraction
     

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

     

    This webinar is designed to build your foundational knowledge of pharma packaging. The type and method of packaging is an important consideration for radiation processing using gamma and electron beam. This webinar discusses how product packaging and presentation (density, weight and product orientation) can affect routine processing. Examples will be presented about how certain considerations are taken into account when developing the product packaging to ensure an effective radiation sterilization process. The webinar will also cover mass extraction, a relatively new container closure integrity test which is included on the USP 1207 list of approved deterministic CCIT test methods. You will learn the basic methodology behind a mass extraction test, the advantages of mass extraction testing over other CCI methods, and how the test is performed.

     

    Speakers:

     

    Jennifer Gygi  

    Validation Specialist III / Technical Consulting Manager, Nelson Labs

     

    John Schlecht 

    VP, Radiation Technical Services, Sterigenics 


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    PRIME: A Knowledge-based Assessment Tool to Classify Pharmaceutical Processes

    PRIME: A Knowledge-based Assessment Tool to Classify Pharmaceutical Processes

    05.11.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    The manufacturing of API is a long and complex process. The comparison between the different processes is not easy since the chemical structures vary and therefore the compounds physical properties also change. 

     

    In this webinar we will be presenting the tool we developed to be able to take advantage of 60 years of experience in developing API process. The use of this tool allows us to develop our clients' projects using a Development by Design approach and to better manage the expectations of different outputs at different lifecycle stages of the processes. This follows a structured approach which allows for a faster process development. 

     

    What can you learn from this webinar?

    • How we score processes
    • How the knowledge can be used to develop an API manufacturing by design
    • How we can speed-up the process development.

    Join this webinar where our speakers will share their views on this new tool that is able to accelerate the development process.

     

    Speakers:

     

    Rui Loureiro 

    Director, R&D Process Chemistry Development

    Hovione

     

    Filipe Ataíde 

    Senior Scientist, R&D Process Chemistry Development

    Hovione


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    ICH Stability Testing and Method Development

    ICH Stability Testing and Method Development

    04.22.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Stability testing is a vital part of product development and is conducted throughout a product’s life cycle. Stability is part of a biotherapeutic’s quality target product profile, and results help analysts understand how critical quality attributes (CQAs) of both drug substances and products are influenced under specific conditions of temperature, relative humidity (RH), light, storage, pH, and other factors. These studies are required to be conducted in a planned way following the guidelines issued by ICH, WHO and or other agencies. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the ICH guidelines for Stability testing, as well as aspects of analytical method development.

    Speaker:
     

    Shiri Hechter

    Chemistry Senior Lab Operation Manager, M.Sc., ASQ CQA and CSSGB

    Nelson Labs Fairfield
     

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    New Horizons in Formulation

    New Horizons in Formulation

    03.24.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    A Revolution in the Production of Mono-Dispersed Controlled Release Microparticles

    Are existing technologies fit-for-purpose in terms of quality, control, efficiency and throughput volumes for manufacturing complex 21st century therapeutics? A new generation of proven, energy efficient, high volume membrane emulsification equipment, promises to be a game-changer for contract pharma. In this webinar you will learn:

    • The enhanced therapeutic performance potential for emulsions, double emulsions and encapsulated particles in pharma applications with improved mono-dispersity;
    • Why membrane emulsification offers significant advantages over both traditional homogenization and microfluidic processing; and
    • Through specific case studies, how this new technology can significantly reduce or eliminate downstream processing steps with significant manufacturing savings.
    Speakers:
     
    Dr. James D. Oxley, Ph.D
    Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, TX, USA.
     
    Sam Trotter MSc
    Operations Manager at Micropore Technologies Ltd.


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    Serialization 2.0 – What’s Next?

    Serialization 2.0 – What’s Next?

    02.12.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    The road to serialization has been long and arduous for the pharmaceutical industry. Yet, there are still many hurdles to overcome in the next few years—saleable returns, line aggregation and interoperable data exchange just to name a few.

    Additionally, industry experts now realize that serialization alone will not solve the ever-increasing global threat of counterfeited and diverted pharmaceutical products. The investments made to date on serialization are staggering and pharmaceutical companies are now looking to leverage these efforts to more effectively fight their supply chain and compliance issues.

    Join us as we discuss the future of the pharmaceutical supply chain and review innovative technologies that will not only get us to the 2023 DSCSA deadline, but are changing the landscape for brand, product and consumer protection.

    In this webinar we will discuss:

    • Saleable Returns and VRS
    • Secure tracking at the package level, including aggregation
    • Why your drug distribution channel is still not safe
    • Augmenting existing serialization solutions with innovative technologies
    • Leveraging existing package labeling to fight supply chain threats
    • Cost-effective solutions to prevent counterfeiting and diversion
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     Designing Auto-Injectors for Multiple Drug Viscosities

    Designing Auto-Injectors for Multiple Drug Viscosities

    11.26.19

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    The global injectable drug delivery market and, more specifically, the auto-injector market is booming.  That growth is predicted to continue skyrocketing through the next decade.  With such a huge market in play, and given the range of physical properties of drugs and biologics being administered via auto-injectors, it is crucial for pharma and biopharma industry OEMs to optimize device designs to be as adaptable, and thereby as cost-effective, as possible.  Learn how to effectively partner with contract manufacturers and what design support they readily provide to you and your peers.

    SPEAKER: Dave Philbrick

    Dave Philbrick is Business Development Manager & Lead Product Engineer for Economy Spring, an MW Industries Company. For more than 38 years he has been involved in supporting new product development for medical instrumentation & drug delivery systems for Medical / Pharma OEM’s. He is a specialist in metal component development, design and integration.


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    Microbiological Control in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Environment

    Microbiological Control in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Environment

    10.29.19

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Part 1: Microbiological environmental monitoring data and establishment of alert and action levels
    This webinar will address the evaluation of microbiological, environmental monitoring data as well as what would be considered significant differences in data. We will review microbiological trending and how it can assist in understanding what is significant in each particular situation. The discussion will cover how the analysis of this trended data enables a company to establish alert and action levels as methods for determining these levels.

    Part 2: Pharmaceutical Environments Cleaning Validation Programs and Associated Disinfectant Studies
    We will review cleaning validation protocols, methods, and procedures to evaluate and define a robust program to protect your products, personnel, and equipment. We will discuss correlating disinfectant validations with the trending of routine-environmental monitoring data to establish a compliant program in a cleanroom environment.


    Part 3: Water Quality; Water Impurities, Purification Methods, Validation, and Process Controls
    Water is perhaps the most extensively used raw material in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Its use as an inactive ingredient, active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), analytical reagent, and even as a solvent in cleaning processes, leads to potential product and environmental contamination from residual water impurities. This presentation addresses the removal and control of microbiological and chemical impurities in a quality water system.


    Speakers:
    Martell Winters - Director- Scientific Competency
    Danina Rinaldi - Laboratory Technical Services Manager
    Paul Littley - Consulting Manager


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