Monday, November 23, 2015  |  Volume 7 / Number 24  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
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Products & Services
New Variable Flow Control Valve
BioPure Technology, part of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG), announces its BioValve® variable flow control valve, a precision restriction flow controller and shut-off valve for use in bioprocessing and pharmaceutical manufacturing applications.

BioValve features a profile designed to minimize flow path turbulence. The valve’s thread pitch is calibrated to 2mm per turn, delivering highly controlled flow restriction even with single-handed use.
BioValve® variable flow control valve BioValve control valves are produced from reinforced nylon USP Class VI, and are suitable for sterilization by autoclave and gamma irradiation up to 40 kGy, making them ideal for biopharmaceutical applications. Every BioValve is permanently molded with production lot numbers to ensure full traceability, and the product is available in two different sizes to accommodate a range of tube diameters.

BioPure also offers advanced single-use tube and connector systems. Drawing on considerable single-use expertise, BioPure Technology provides the flexibility of customized fluid path solutions to suit a range of bioprocessing needs. For more information, please visit
New Video on ADCC Assays
Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) BioOutsource has posted a new video explaining how to overcome the issues associated with using antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) assays. The bite-sized video outlines the factors affecting the use of ADCC assays and discusses what to consider when determining comparability and designing biosimilar drugs.
In just five minutes, bioassay development experts describe the challenges of using ADCC assays and explain when to use each type of assay to assess biosimilars. Dr. Thomson lists four key reasons why ADCC activity is the greatest road-block to achieving approval of biosimilars and, with real ADCC assay data, shows what a biosimilar which has poor comparability to the innovator molecule looks like. Dr. Galbraith reveals the science behind ADCC assays and describes with real data how different types of effector cells can dramatically affect biological relevance and sensitivity. This provides scientists with a quick snap-shot as to which ADCC assay format is most relevant for the current stage of their biosimilar’s development.

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