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Reproductive Toxicology & the EPA’s Tiered Testing System

Reproductive Toxicology & the EPA’s Tiered Testing System

The endocrine system comprises myriad glands, hormones and receptors throughout the body that regulate biological processes from birth to death. Chief among those processes is the differentiation, growth and function of the human reproductive system. Human...

The Secret Recipe for Extractable/Leachable Testing Success

The Secret Recipe for Extractable/Leachable Testing Success

Every great chef has a secret "something" to their name—a recipe, a technique, an ingredient. It stands to reason that a lab essentially concerned with chemistry would also have its own special something. After all, cooking is a form of chemistry, isn't it? While some...

What Is E/L for Biopharma? 4 Essential Things to Know

What Is E/L for Biopharma? 4 Essential Things to Know

Extractable and leachable (E/L) studies are becoming more and more important to drug development programs. Here’s why – and an overview of what E/L looks like for biopharma. As drug manufacturing changes and becomes more flexible with plastic systems, the requirements...

Everything You Need to Know About Single-Use Systems

Everything You Need to Know About Single-Use Systems

Pharmaceutical manufacturers have used single-use products since the 1990s, when plastic filters and tubing were integrated with stainless steel bioreactors, revolutionizing biomanufacturing. Prior to this breakthrough, manufacturers were forced to clean and prepare...