Tag: <span>mammalian cell line development</span>

For decades, Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells have proven to be indispensable for the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry, serving as cell factories that reliably produce grams per liter of recombinant proteins with the appropriate post-translational modifications and protein folding. However, one of the challenges of working with mammalian cells is that they are susceptible to viral contamination. Although the adoption of a wide range of risk mitigation strategies has made viral contamination a rare event, staggering costs and a shortage of life-saving medicines can result when these prevention strategies do fail, as demonstrated by a number of high-profile contamination events within the industry…

Manufacturing Risk Analysis and Management

Since the first approval for human use of a recombinant protein therapeutic, this sector of the pharmaceutical market has grown rapidly. The first approved protein therapeutics were small, non-glycosylated proteins such as insulin and human growth hormone; they were produced in bacterial systems. With the advent of mammalian cell-based production systems, it became possible to produce more complex, glycosylated proteins for use as recombinant therapeutics…

Biologics Production

Biopharmaceutical companies are constantly evaluating new methods for mammalian cell line development that provide benefits such as shorter timelines, improved consistency, higher production, better genetic stability, and increased flexibility. Each of these advantages extends a large cost benefit to companies as their recombinant protein products are moved from development into the clinic and finally to commercial launch. A versatile system has been developed that is capable of transferring genes of interest into a wide variety of mammalian host cells and offers a number of the above advantages over other methods. The system, which is referred to as GPEx‚ĄĘ (an acronym for ‚Äúgene product expression‚ÄĚ), utilizes replication-defective retroviral vectors, derived from Moloney murine leukemia virus (MLV) and pseudotyped with vesicular stomatitis virus G protein (VSV-G), to stably insert single copies of genes into dividing cells‚Ķ

Biologics Production Viral Vectors