Freeslate Inc., a provider of high throughput research solutions for biopharmaceutical development, announced highlights of its Biologics Formulation Summit held at Janssen Pharmaceutical in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The meeting featured a tour of the Janssen high throughput lab, customer case studies, and discussions of best practices in high throughput research and data management.
At this year’s Biologics Formulation Summit, scientists gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities of formulation development and bring knowledge about best practices back to their organizations. The summit consisted of case-study presentations by a diverse set of customers including Janssen Pharmaceutical, Novo Nordisk, KBI Biopharma, and Amgen, who highlighted their experience with Freeslate products to achieve dramatic innovation and rapid return on investment. Hands-on training sessions were given by Freeslate staff who focused on accelerating productivity. A tour of the Janssen facilities allowed attendees to see automation tools at work and discuss specific implementation with scientists and technicians. Networking between sessions and at evening events offered opportunities for one-on-one discussion and exchanging of new strategies and ideas.
“Developing biologic drug products has always been a complex challenge, and today, the demands placed on development organizations are only increasing,” said John Senaldi, president and CEO of Freeslate. “We’re pleased that we can support leaders in biologics formulation coming together to have an open dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for making dramatic improvements in their productivity.”
Formulation development labs are under growing pressure to increase productivity due to a number of factors: an increasing number of biologics candidates, implementation of Quality by Design (QbD) initiatives requiring a broader understanding of the formulation design space, and reduced available resources. All these factors are pushing formulation chemists to achieve significant productivity gains. Freeslate is the leader in high throughput research solutions for drug development. Through collaborations with pharmaceutical/biotechnology R&D organizations, Freeslate has developed a unique high throughput research approach to address the challenges in biologics formulation.
Date: May 22, 2014
Filed Under: Drug Discovery