microplastics

How to prepare for the upcoming REACH restrictions on microplastic usage in Europe under Annex XV

Intentionally added microplastics (tiny solid polymer particles) are included in various chemical products. Like degraded microplastic waste, intentionally added microplastics are of concern because of their potential to impact human and animal health. Regulators worldwide are assessing how to address intentionally added microplastics, with the ECHA classifying them as equivalent …

Immunogenicity studies for the coronavirus vaccines: How to stay on track and build testing capacity even during COVID-19

As the world waits for a vaccine to protect against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, it will need not only scientific excellence but also business continuity excellence to keep vital research and immunogenicity studies running. Vaccine development relies on many early, nonclinical studies; some of the earliest …

Cell Therapy

Advancing the next generation of pluripotent and multipotent stem cell candidates

Cell therapy breakthroughs, such as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy, have made a significant impact on the oncology landscape, but many potential breakthrough cell-based therapies are emerging in other therapeutic areas, such as neurodegenerative diseases and macular degeneration. “What we see in the cell-based therapeutic research area today represents …

CRO Meeting

Working with a CRO – tips from the sponsor’s perspective

Congratulations! You’ve just selected the contract research organization (CRO) that best fits your goals, timeline, budget and philosophy. You’re confident that the project team, study and company will be successful! What’s next? Whether you are expecting a “turn-key” solution from your chosen CRO or are partnering with them for a …