All articles by Alexander Love

Alexander Love

Overcoming challenges with scalability in biopharma manufacturing

Production of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) therapies has traditionally been expensive and complicated. Scaling up from discovery to lab scale and then to commercial manufacturing can be streamlined by using a consistent approach. We speak to Dr Hani El-Sabbahy, Advanced Application Engineering Specialist from 3M, to understand more about overcoming problems with scalability and reliability of clarification solutions.

A guide to managing hazardous waterborne bacteria outbreaks

It is impossible to completely eradicate biofilm from any water system, meaning that an outbreak of hazardous bacteria can happen at any time. In a healthcare facility, it is essential to keep water running and protect the safety of patients and staff. We learn how a good water management plan and expert advice can help healthcare facilities overcome the roadblocks to promptly restoring a safe water supply.

Solving problems with harvest clarification using fibre-based chromatography

Bottlenecks in harvest clarification caused by intensified upstream processes create challenges in the production of monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapeutics. However, new technologies are enabling an increased yield while reducing the number of steps and resources required in biopharma production. We speak to 3M’s Dr Hani El-Sabbahy to learn more.

Water stagnation: Preventing contamination of water systems in vacated buildings

Risks of water stagnation have increased in the last two years due to buildings being vacated during the global pandemic. Microbial growth has been made more likely in many installations, increasing the potential presence of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens harmful to human health. Dangers are not limited to hospitals, with sites such as office buildings and gyms also susceptible. We speak to experts at Pall International to learn more about the risks from water stagnation and ways to provide immediate protection from harmful bacteria.

Managing dangerous bacteria in hospital water systems

Hospitals must consider water safety at all times. While transmission of waterborne pathogens via drinking water may seem obvious, it is also possible from contact with skin and inhaling aerosols. Biofilms can quickly build up in water distribution systems, increasing the presence of potentially dangerous types of bacteria. And Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila are among the bacteria of particular concern for immunocompromised patients. We learn more about the risks and how these can be mitigated.

How transparency builds trust in medical data management

News stories about how personal data from internet browsers and apps are used have provoked a backlash, making many people more reluctant to agree to share theirs. This reluctance can be hugely problematic in healthcare. But people are more likely to provide consent for sharing their data if they know where it’s going and how it will be used. In this thought leadership article, Glenn Jackson – Syrenis CEO – explains why transparency is essential for building trust in data management, and the support that his company’s Cassie platform can provide.