Dr. Jenkins’ presentation is titled “Bench to the Clinic: Using GPEx® Mammalian Cell Culture Engineering to Shorten Timelines, Reduce Risk, and Prepare for Success.” Presentation abstract: The speed at which a recombinant protein product progresses through candidate selection, process development, toxicology production and cGMP manufacturing is of vital importance to both small and large biotechnology companies. Dr. Jenkins will present ways to balance risk, speed and cost as well as ways in which Catalent’s proprietary GPEx technology for mammalian cell line engineering facilitates this process.
Catalent’s Middleton, WI facility is part of the organization’s Respiratory, Analytical and Biotechnology group. The 43,000 sq. ft. site houses process development laboratories, R&D and QC laboratory space, and cGMP product dedicated manufacturing suites withstirred tank bioreactors. Middleton also performs the proprietary GPEx™ technology for the engineering of high expressing, stable mammalian cell lines suitable for cGMP production of biopharmaceuticals.
Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, Catalent Pharma Solutions is a leading provider of advanced dose form and packaging technologies, and development, manufacturing and packaging services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer healthcare companies in nearly 100 countries. Catalent applies its local market expertise and technical creativity to advance treatments, change markets and enhance patient outcomes. Catalent employs approximately 9,100 at more than 30 facilities worldwide and in fiscal 2008 generated more than $1.8 billion of annual revenue. For more information, visit www.catalent.com.