Thursday, November 12, 2015  |  Volume 7 / Number 23  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
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Featured on the cover of the BioProcessing Journal Spring 2013 issue (Vol. 12, No. 1): Fluorescent confocal image collage of the Drosophila melanogaster digestive system.

— Image provided by Dr. Irene Miguel-Aliaga, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

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Why I’m Feeling Upbeat About Biologics – From the Editor-in-Chief
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