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 […]

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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