Solid Form Screening and Selection: Polymorph Screening - Motivation and Theory

Blog - It is unusual for a sponsor to require a polymorph screen before investigating salts and cocrystals first. All crystalline materials, whether parent API, salt or cocrystal may exist in multiple polymorphic forms usually identified by the Roman numerals I, II, III, IV etc.

12 August 2022
U.S. Alliance Pharma Expands Early Phase Bioanalytical Services Into Australia

News - Alliance Pharma (Alliance), a U.S. leader in small and large molecule bioanalytical services in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, today closed on the purchase of Drug Development Solutions Business (DDS), a UK-based bioanalytical and material science testing contract research organization (CRO), from LGC. Ampersand Capital Partners, a healthcare private equity firm and KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) (NYSE:KKR) a leading global investment firm, will become equal shareholders in the combined company. This transaction expands bioanalytical, analytical material testing and laboratory capabilities internationally for the biopharma and pharma industry, including areas of cell and gene therapy, next-generation biologics, material sciences and protein characterization.

11 August 2022
A method to measure anti-vaccine antibodies

Blog - An antibody assay was required to detect and quantify IgGs produced against a vaccine. This was required to measure the efficacy and reliability of the vaccine.

15 July 2022
U.S. Alliance Pharma Acquires UK-based LGC’s Drug Development Solutions Business (DDS)

News - Alliance Pharma (Alliance), a U.S. leader in small and large molecule bioanalytical services in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, today closed on the purchase of Drug Development Solutions Business (DDS), a UK-based bioanalytical and material science testing contract research organization (CRO), from LGC. Ampersand Capital Partners, a healthcare private equity firm and KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) (NYSE:KKR) a leading global investment firm, will become equal shareholders in the combined company. This transaction expands bioanalytical, analytical material testing and laboratory capabilities internationally for the biopharma and pharma industry, including areas of cell and gene therapy, next-generation biologics, material sciences and protein characterization.

13 July 2022
Challenges of developing an ADA assay for bispecific antibody therapeutics and ADA characterisation

Blog - Bispecifics (Bs) are biopharmaceutical products that bind to two different targets (epitopes). These are mainly two types: IgG-like (antibodies Abs) and non-IgG-like which include Bites (bispecific T-cell engager) and DARTs (Dual-affinity Re-targeting Antibody).

24 May 2022
Alliance Pharma agrees to acquire LGC’s Drug Development Solutions Business Unit

News - Alliance Pharma, a US-based Bioanalytical CRO and an Ampersand portfolio company, has agreed to acquire DDS, a UK-based Bioanalytical Business Unit of LGC. KKR will become an equal shareholder in the combined business alongside Ampersand Capital Partners. Backed by Ampersand and KKR, Alliance and DDS plan to expand the company’s geographic reach, broaden its laboratory capabilities and expand its service portfolio. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and expected to be completed in Q2 2022.

17 May 2022
Introduction to Pharmacokinetics

Blog - An understanding of the characteristics of drug exposure following administration and how it relates to safety and efficacy is critical for progressing drug development (e.g. in decision making for drug candidates, design of dosing regimens and making predictions for future studies) as well as being a requirement for regulatory authorities. Pharmacokinetics (PK) analysis aims to evaluate quantitatively how a drug enters the body, what happens to the drug while in the body and ultimately, how it is removed. These processes are commonly referred to by the acronym ‘ADME’, which comprises absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion.

07 January 2022
Pharmacokinetics (PK) urine analysis

Blog - Urinary pharmacokinetics (PK) parameters tell you about how much drug was absorbed and how much drug is eliminated

03 January 2022
Pharmacokinetics: Area under the curve calculations

Blog - The area under the concentration vs time curve is a useful description of exposure of drug following administration. There are different ways in which AUC may be calculated, and terminology may vary from one source or text to another. This page summarises the calculations and terminology that may be encountered.

03 January 2022
The use and applications of PhosphoFlow

Blog - In this infographic, we explore the applications of a flow cytometry-based technique, termed Phosphoflow, for multiplex biomarker analysis and how it can be utilized in a cell-based environment to provide information on a functional and biological level.

12 May 2021