Is a Fungus Among Us the Key to Tomorrow’s Biologic Drugs?

(DGIwire) – If the word “fungus” stirs up nothing but unpleasant thoughts, it might be time to reconsider. Recall that a fungal organism was instrumental to the serendipitous discovery of the first true antibiotic, penicillin. In 1928, as Healio.com notes, Sir Alexander Fleming returned from a two-week vacation to find that a mold had developed […]

Prescribed a Self-Injection? Ask a Doctor These Questions

(DGIwire) – When prescribed a new medication that requires self-injection, it is likely that any patient would have a series of questions. The best person for them to ask is their healthcare practitioner, who can provide detailed answers that are specific to their particular condition and course of treatment. However, there are some general questions […]

Building Tomorrow’s Biologics: Could a Fungus Change the Status Quo?

(DGIwire) – Every pharmaceutical company would like to make its production processes more efficient and cost-effective. According to a recent article in BioPharma Reporter, this includes the makers of biologic drugs noting that most companies in this space have long made their biologics using a method involving the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO). But one leader […]

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