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Thursday, December 10, 2015  |  Volume 7 / Number 25  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
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Featured on the cover of the BioProcessing Journal Winter 2011/2012 issue (Vol. 10, No. 2): This microtubule network was visualized in the culture of African green monkey kidney fibroblast cells (COS-7) that were transformed with SV40.

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Suggested Reading
In-Process Testing and Process Analysis Technologies
By Keith L. Carson, BioProcessing Journal
Progress and Challenges in Viral Vector Manufacturing
By Johannes C.M. van der Loo, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
and J. Fraser Wright, Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
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