Why Should you Attend:
Within the last 10 years, the amount of biologically based pharmaceutical and diagnostic products (proteins, peptides, viruses (live, modified, attenuated), and cells has grown substantially. This has been due largely to solving the human genome, and understanding the genetic make-up and function of biologically based and genetic disease agents.
Unlike small molecules, these types of molecules are extremely complex both in their structure, in their function, and in their mechanisms of action. Since these molecules are biologically based, and derived from living organisms (or at least containing genetic material in the cases of viruses), they pose a real challenge for the formulation and process development scientist who is trying to take these entities from their stable environment in the body, and place them in vials, tubes, etc. for long term storage, so that they can be used later for parenteral administration, or for use in diagnostic kits.
Developing a formulation and manufacturing process to keep these molecules stable is a very difficult task, and many factors have to be taken into consideration to protect these labile molecules. As such the resulting formulations for these products tend to be very complex, and many of the excipients used to help stabilize these products for a short period of time in the liquid state, make it extremely difficult or impossible to freeze-dry them with any success either in retaining physical structure or activity, titer, viability, etc. Understanding the routes of degradation and the mechanisms of stabilization, make it much easier to develop a safe, effective product with a long shelf life.
This webinar will start off with a discussion of the thermal properties of a formulated product and how stabilizing excipients can affect these (the first step in any well designed and understood process and formulation). Next, the discussion will turn towards understanding the different types of biologically based products commonly encountered in modern pharmaceutical and diagnostic markets, and the problems with long term stability. The mechanisms and process of stabilization through targeted stabilizing excipients and lyophilization will be covered in great detail, in addition to understanding the analytical techniques used to develop and verify a suitable formulation and process. Finally, the session will finish with a discussion on formulation and stabilization techniques for cells and viruses, which pose a very large challenge for the formulation and process development scientist.
Objectives of the Presentation:
Who can Benefit:
- Thermal properties of formulated products
- Mechanisms of degradation (chemical and physical)
- Theory of physical stabilization of biologically based products
- Process of choosing the best stabilization agents to use and their effects on the thermal properties
- Analytical techniques used to develop and verify acceptable formulations and processes.
This webinar will provide valuable assistance to those companies involved in the development and manufacture of liquid and lyophilized proteins, peptides, monoclonal antibodies, cells, and viruses.
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