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BioPlan Associates' Ronald Rader

Ron Rader, Sr. Dir. Technical Research: named Editor-in-Chief of Biopharmaceuticals a new peer-reviewed journal from Landes Bioscience. Biopharmaceuticals is the first and only peer-reviewed journal about biopharmaceuticals. Biopharmaceuticals seeks submission of articles concerning biopharmaceuticals and the industry. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief if interested in submitting an article.


BioPlan Associates' Faiz Kermani PhD

Dr Faiz Kermani, Advisory Board: Has helped establish the "Global Health Education Foundation" (GHEF), a not-for-profit healthcare charity to improve educational resources and training for healthcare professionals in developing countries.
At least 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to the most basic healthcare. The new non-profit foundation, Global Health Education Foundation, aims to tackle such issues. As President of GHEF, Dr Kermani is supporting the R&D focus of the charity to reduce health disparities among developing countries. In particular, the lack of appropriate educational resources and training opportunities for healthcare professionals. http://www.globalhef.org


BioPlan Associates' Managing Director Eric Langer

Eric Langer, Managing Partner: On Advisory Board of “BioProcess Asia Pacific Conference” July 2010 Singapore.
The Biopharmaceutical market in Asia pacific is growing at a rate among the highest in the globe. This is creating a strong need for production of biopharmaceuticals at higher qualities and volumes. Bioprocess AsiaPacific brings together global leaders within biopharmaceutical industry to explore dynamic strategies, benchmark technologies and analyze sustaining the growth of the industry. http://fleminggulf.com/conference/life-science/BioProcessAsiaPacific.


Publications, Books & Reports

Expression Systems

New expression systems and recent improvements available for current systems have the potential to revolutionize the biopharmaceutical industry!Lower costs and efficiencies of newer expression systems are driving these changes.

This book provides you with the information you need to make the shift to increased productivity. As reflected by currently marketed products, since the advent of genetic engineering in the 1970s, there has been little basic change in the technologies used for commercial-scale manufacture of biopharmaceutical products.

Nearly all current products are manufactured using much the same old, familiar technologies – primarily using Esherichia coli (E. coli bacterium), Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae) as hosts – technologies invented in the 1970s and commercialized in the 1980s.

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By Ronald A. Rader
Published by the BioPlan Associates, Inc.

November 2008

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Table of Contents Synopsis:

Broad/Platform Technologies

  1. Cell-free systems
  2. Broad, cross- or multi-platform technologies
  3. Prokayotes
  4. Bacteria
  5. Yeasts
  6. Plants
  7. Eukaryotes
  8. Protozoa
  9. Animals, misc.
  10. Mammalian
  11. Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells
  12. Hybridomas
  13. Chickens/Poultry
  14. Human
  15. Insects

More Specific and Component Technologies

  1. Bacteria/Prokaryotes
  2. Yeasts
  3. Mammals
  4. Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells
  5. HEK-293 cells
  6. Plants
  7. Insects
  1. Company/Organization Index
  2. Subject Index
  3. Primary Host/Organism Index
About the Author, Ronald A. Rader

Mr. Ronald A. Rader has a B.S. (Microbiology), an M.L.S. (Library Science), and over 25 years experience as a biotechnology and pharmaceutical information specialist, author and publisher. He is a world-class expert in biotechnology and pharmaceutical information, particularly competitive intelligence, technology and market assessments, and information resources development. Mr. Rader is the author of BIOPHARMA: Biopharmaceutical Products in the U.S. and European Markets, reference concerning biopharmaceuticals. He was also author of the Antiviral Agents Bulletin, the only periodical specializing in antiviral/HIV drug and vaccine development. He also published the Federal Bio-Technology Transfer Directory, abstracting all federal, e.g., NIH, inventions and technology transfers in biotech/biomedical areas, further marketed as an online database until 2000. Recent periodical articles include:

  • "(Re)defining Biopharmaceutical" Nature Biotechnology, July 2008, 26(7), p. 743-751.
  • "Expression Systems for Process and Product Development: A Perspective on Opportunities for Innovator and Follow-on Product Developers," BioProcess International, vol. 6, issue 6, suppl. 4, Success Stories in Protein Expression (lead article), p. 4-9, June 2008.
  • "Biopharmaceuticals: Lack of Information Disclosure Confounds Public Trust, Particularly in the Context of Biosimilars," BioWorld Perspectives, vol. 2, issue 18, May 1, 2008.
  • "Paucity of Biopharma Approvals Raises Alarm: Lower Numbers, Novelty and Economic Impact Indicate Problems," Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), March 15, 2008
  • "How Big is the World Market for Biopharmaceuticals? It All Depends How You Define Biopharmaceutical," in Friedman, Y., Best Practices in Biotechnology Business Development, Logo Press, p. 175-85, 2008.
  • "What Is a Generic Biopharmaceutical? Biogeneric? Follow-On Protein? Biosimilar? Follow-On Biologic?" Part 1: Introduction and Basic Paradigms - BioProcess International, March 2007.
  • "What Is a Generic Biopharmaceutical? Biogeneric? Follow-On Protein? Biosimilar? Follow-On Biologic?" Part 2: Information, Nomenclature, Perceptions, and the Market - BioProcess International, May 2007.
  • Biopharmaceutical Approvals Review - Genetic Engineering News, Aug. 1, 2006
  • What is a Biopharmaceutical, Part 1: (Bio)Technology-Based Definitions - BioExecutive, March 2005.
  • What is a Biopharmaceutical, Part 2: Company and Industry Definitions - BioExecutive, May 2005.