During the outbreak in China, WuXi Biologics executed on its Business Continuity Plan and led the way in adopting additional stringent measures to mitigate possible risks to operations and the supply chain due to the rapid spread of the virus. During a Fierce Virtual Series expert panel discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Chris Chen, CEO of WuXi Biologics, shared lessons learned and a series of best practices that WuXi Biologics established and provided insights that global pharmaceutical and biotech firms of any size could also implement to ensure continued operations. (Read more)
In this podcast, we interviewed Dr. J.J. Luo, Executive Director and Dr. Lily Yin, Head of Biologics Conjugation Development, at WuXi Biologics about the state of the ADC marketplace and the challenges in developing antibody drug conjugates. We then dove into reasons behind why they built a dedicated manufacturing facility for ADCs and other bioconjugates and how a single-source development platform can benefit bioconjugate drug development efforts. (Read more)
New Flexible Bispecific Antibody Format Demonstrates Improved Therapeutic Properties And Manufacturability
“WuXiBody,™ an Innovative and Versatile Bispecific Antibody Format, Opens a New Era For Therapeutic Antibody Development,” was presented by George Wang, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President of Biologics Discovery at The Next Generation Protein Therapeutics & Bioconjugates™ Summit. The talk provided an excellent overview of the promise of bispecific antibodies as well as the associated challenges. (Read more)
At the recent CBI Speed to IND for Biologics Conference in San Francisco, there were many interesting talks on strategies for reducing time to IND. One of the talks was a perfect fit as it discussed a process that brought a product from DNA to IND in a record 9-month timeline for for biologics drug development. The talk, “From DNA to IND in 9 Months – How organizations worked together to meet a national healthcare initiative,” was presented by Jie Chen, Vice President of CMC Management at WuXi Biologics. (Read more)
Is Continuous Biomanufacturing a Good Fit for Your Process? – Continuous Biomanufacturing Implementation – Frequently Asked Questions
WuXi Biologics’ Hang Zhou, Ph.D, Director of Cell Culture Process Development addressed questions in a Q&A forum regarding the implementation of continuous manufacturing strategies for protein therapeutics. The session covered several common questions related to continuous biomanufacturing, including PAT initiatives, expected timelines, potential cost savings, optimization, process parameters, and lot release and how it compares with traditional fed-batch processes. (Read more)
Scale-Out Biomanufacturing – A Paradigm Change to Scale-Up – Summary of Webinar provided by Dr. Jie Chen, Vice President of CMC Management
In biomanufacturing, a production scale change is required to either meet the market growth demand or when a product moves from clinical to commercial manufacturing. How that volume is increased depends on whether a scale up or scale out philosophy is used. The industry standard has been to scale up, which translates to increasing the size of the bioreactors used in manufacturing runs. However, due to the recent availability and ease of single-use technologies, coupled with improvements in cell culture productivity; scale out may soon create a shift in the way biologics are manufactured. (Read more)
WuXi Biologics is committed to its core values and our mission statement “to accelerate and transform discovery, development and manufacturing in the fast growing field of biologics to benefit patients worldwide”. This video gives an overview of our role in the global healthcare industry and provides a real world example of how we are working towards the goal of “a solution to every disease in the world”
Overcoming Challenges in Developing Antibody Drugs Against Immune Check Point Targets – An Interview with Dr. Jing Li, Vice President of Biologics Discovery
In May, Dr. Jing Li, Vice President of WuXi Biologics, presented to approximately 175 attendees at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s (CHI) 11th Annual PEGS Essential Protein Engineering Summit at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA. This week we sat down with Jing to continue the discussion on the topic of overcoming challenges in developing antibody drugs against immune check point targets. (Read more)
As China is the largest developing country with a dramatically aging population, the need for new medicines to treat cancer and other diseases is becoming urgent. Regulators, the pharmaceutical industry, and policy makers are working together to address both affordability and availability of these new medicines—especially mAbs. In this article the authors discussed the newly published CFDA (renamed NMPA) guidelines on biosimilars and major regulatory reforms to drive innovation in China. Additionally the authors also reviewed the current landscape of biologics development in china. (Read more)
WuXi Biologics expands its biosafety testing capacities by adding a new facility in Suzhou, China. The 38,000 sq. ft. facility has been operational since December 2014 and provides viral clearance studies, cell line characterization and lot release testing services. (Read more)
Steve Kuehn of Pharma’s Almanac interviews Steve Farmer, Senior Director at WuXi Biologics about the real advantages of a streamlined single-source approach and how WuXi Biologic’s open access technology platform and extensive expertise delivers a right-first-time approach to support clients from early development to clinical trials.
Interview with Steve Farmer, Senior Director at WuXi Biologics, where he discusses with Bio-Rad, approaches to continuous manufacturing and the risks associated with scaling-up biologics manufacturing from clinical scale to commercial scale.