Archive for the ‘Continuous Processing’ Category

SAFC Lives: Kevin Kolell, Ph.D., Global Head of Technical Sales

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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Kevin Kolell, Ph.D., Global Head of Technical Sales

SAFC Lives presents personnel profiles where we talk to the people and personalities who make SAFC tick to find out more about their position, what drives them and what they enjoy doing when they’re not playing a critical role in the ongoing growth of SAFC.

In this edition, we talk with Kevin Kolell, Ph.D., Global Head of Technical Sales, based in Lenexa, KS. (more…)

SAFC to Speak at 2014 World ADC Summit Europe in Frankfurt, Germany

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

SAFC is proud to sponsor the upcoming 2014 World ADC Summit in Frankfurt, Germany, February 17-20. Held at the Maritim Kurhaushotel Bad Homburg, the annual ADC Summit brings together leaders in the research and development of next-generation medicine and targeted therapeutics from across the globe.

In addition to sponsoring the event, SAFC will also be leading a discussion on Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs). Dr. Cynthia Wooge, Global Strategic Marketing at SAFC, will address “How to ensure success in technology transfer for ADCs while avoiding pitfalls,” at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19. Her presentation will feature information about successful transfer to ensure robust and reproducible conjugation processes. Additionally, Cynthia will highlight the use of solid analytics to aid in the understanding of process controls and product characterization, appropriate engineering design, and the importance of effective communication.

Full event details can be found by clicking here.

In Q4, SAFC announced plans to further invest in ADCs with a commercial ADC facility expansion and additional HPAPI manufacturing capacity, as well as took part in various industry discussions about this exciting and novel technology. To learn more about SAFC’s full ADC offering, click here.

The Holidays are a Time for Giving Thanks!

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Workers at Manna Food Center sort the food donations.

Workers at Manna Food Center sort the food donations.

Off-loading food donations to Manna Food Center.

Off-loading food donations to Manna Food Center.

It has been a bit quieter here at SAFC Live in the month of December as everyone prepares for time off during the holiday season. We can hardly believe that 2013 is almost over and wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for your support in 2013.

The teams at Sigma-Aldrich, SAFC and BioReliance strive to show our thanks to the communities we operate in through the year. In 2013, the team at BioReliance implemented various projects for charity and provided a great example of how giving back is not only rewarding, but also fun.

Employees volunteered time to various programs, participated in charity runs and walks, coordinated lab tours for local students and provided monetary support to local charities like the Joshua Frase Foundation (supporting myotubular myopathy treatment research). As the holidays approached, the team turned their attention to making the holidays brighter for local families with over 500 toys donated to the local chapter of Toys for Tots, and 2,186 pounds of food donations to Manna Food Center (www.mannafood.org) as part of the Sigma Aldrich global food drive. The success of the toy drive is driven by departmental toy exchanges where Secret Santas buy toys for co-workers instead of the traditional coffee mug.

We are sincerely appreciative of the communities we work in, our exceptional employees and valued partners – none of this is possible without you – and so we leave 2013 with our deepest thanks.

Best wishes for the happiest (and healthiest) of holidays and a prosperous new year. We look forward to seeing you on SAFC Live in 2014!

 

The Changing Landscape of Contract Manufacturing

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Dr. Andreas Weiler, Global Head of Strategic Marketing at SAFC

Dr. Andreas Weiler, Global Head of Strategic Marketing at SAFC

Just over a month ago, SAFC was onsite in Germany with 34,000 pharma professionals from across the globe for the annual CPhI Worldwide event. Leading into the event and during time onsite, contract manufacturing was on everyone’s minds as the changes in the pharmaceutical market continue to transform the traditional definitions for growth, competition and success in this sector.

For contract manufacturers looking to stay competitive and increase market share, the evolution of the industry can mean a myriad of things. SAFC’s own Global Head of Strategic Marketing, Dr. Andreas Weiler took part in multiple conversations about the status of the pharmaceutical industry, what he projects for the future and how SAFC is operating its own custom manufacturing services and solutions division in the changing market.

Prior to the show he was featured in a Pharmaceutical Technology industry roundtable titled, Gaining Insights on Contract Chemical API Manufacturing. While onsite, Dr. Weiler spoke with Biopharma-Reporter.com about how changes in the market are fostering interest and investment in specialized technologies and treatments, particularly the development of antibody drug conjugates (ADCs), in an interview titled, “The sexiness of the ADC world”.

To read more about how the perceptions of outsourcing contract manufacturing services shifted in 2013, click here.

To learn more about Dr. Andreas Weiler and his position with SAFC, click here.

BioReliance is an Exhibiting Sponsor at the 2013 PDA/FDA Advanced Virus Detection Technologies for Evaluation on Biologics Conference

Monday, November 11th, 2013

BioReliance is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor, exhibiting in Booth 7 at the upcoming 2013 PDA/FDA Advanced Virus Detection Technologies for Evaluation on Biologicals Conference this week from November 13th to 14th at the Bethesda North Marriott in Bethesda, MD.  (more…)

SAFC Lives: Patrick Klipstine, Global Director of Project Management

Monday, November 4th, 2013
Patrick Klipstine, Global Director of Project Management

Patrick Klipstine, Global Director of Project Management

SAFC Lives presents personnel profiles where we talk to the people and personalities who make SAFC tick to find out more about their position, what drives them and what they enjoy doing when they’re not playing a critical role in the ongoing growth of SAFC.

In this edition, we talk with Patrick Klipstine, Global Director of Project Management, in Madison, WI.

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SAFC is Onsite and Active at CPhI Worldwide 2013

Monday, October 21st, 2013

SAFC is onsite in Frankfurt, Germany ready to attend CPhI Worldwide this week from October 22nd to 24th. The team will be available in booth 51B36 to network with the industry and is offering up the chance to win an Apple® iPad® just for visiting the booth and answering questions about SAFC contract manufacturing services and solutions! To learn more about SAFC’s time at CPhI Worldwide 2013, click here.

While in Frankfurt, Dr. Andreas Weiler, Global Head of Strategic Marketing at SAFC will offer a look into the future of the Western CMO during a CPhI Speaker’s Corner (Tuesday, October 22nd) at 4:30pm. His talk will address the increasing trend to outsource non-core activities to countries that offer perceived cost advantages in terms of low-cost labor, cheaper raw materials and flexibility in terms of production volume. In it, Dr. Weiler will uncover how to bridge these gaps with a robust, customer intimate strategy that is focused on specialized technologies and services.

To view the full Speaker’s Corner agenda, click here.

To read about SAFC’s recent US expansions click here.

To read about the growth of SAFC’s PharmaGrade line out of the Arklow, Ireland facility click here.