A History of Biotechnology

| December 28, 2017

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Although the concept of biotechnology generally brings to mind genetic engineering, it can be conceived of very broadly. Any use of biological organisms or processes in industrial, medical, agricultural and environmental engineering.

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Kameda Arabia (KA) is a Joint Venture between Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Holding company, Jeddah and Kameda Infologics Pvt Ltd based in Japan, India and local support offices in USA, UK, UAE and Malaysia. Dr. Soliman Fakeeh is a renowned name in the Saudi Arabia Healthcare Market from past three decade. Having its Business in Healthcare, Education, Medical Item Supply's and Wellness. Kameda Infologics Pvt Ltd (KI) is a provider of integrated IT solutions to the healthcare industry and has strived to develop world-class software products specializing in Healthcare. Dr. Toshitada Kameda, founder of Kameda Informatics Ltd. is a pioneer in the development of paperless solutions and is currently rendering its service to more than 200 hospitals in Japan. It was Dr. Kameda’s vision which made Kameda Medical Center a 1000 bedded super specialty hospital, south of Tokyo, into a paperless and filmless facility since 1994. KI is using the best practices, systems and quality procedures for its software de

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Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success

Article | April 3, 2020

The integration of artificial intelligence within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, less labor intensive and more cost-effective, says Deloitte’s annual global outlook. According to Deloitte’s 2020 Global Life Sciences Outlook, the biotech sector is at an inflection point. To prepare for the future and remain relevant in the ever-evolving business landscape, biopharma and medtech organizations will be looking for new ways to create value and new metrics to make sense of today’s wealth of data, the report overview says. As data-driven technologies provide biopharma and medtech organizations with treasure troves of information, and automation takes over some mundane tasks, new talent models are emerging based on purpose and meaning. The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning approaches within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, time-effective and cost-effective, the Deloitte report states.

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Making Predictions by Digitizing Bioprocessing

Article | April 20, 2021

With advances in data analytics and machine learning, the move from descriptive and diagnostic analytics to predictive and prescriptive analytics and controls—allowing us to better forecast and understand what will happen and thus optimize process outcomes—is not only feasible but inevitable, according to Bonnie Shum, principal engineer, pharma technical innovation, technology & manufacturing sciences and technology at Genentech. “Well-trained artificial intelligence systems can help drive better decision making and how data is analyzed from drug discovery to process development and to manufacturing processes,” she says. Those advances, though, only really matter when they improve the lives of patients. That’s exactly what Shum expects. “The convergence of digital transformation and operational/processing changes will be critical for the facilities of the future and meeting the needs of our patients,” she continues. “Digital solutions may one day provide fully automated bioprocessing, eliminating manual intervention and enabling us to anticipate potential process deviations to prevent process failures, leading to real-time release and thus faster access for patients.” To turn Bioprocessing 4.0 into a production line for precision healthcare, real-time release and quickly manufacturing personalized medicines will be critical. Adding digitization and advanced analytics wherever possible will drive those improvements. In fact, many of these improvements, especially moving from descriptive to predictive bioprocessing, depend on more digitization.

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Pfizer, BioNTech Plan Clinical Trial for COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Candidate

Article | April 9, 2020

Pfizer and BioNTech plan to begin human clinical trials on their lead COVID-19 therapeutic candidate, an mRNA vaccine, by the end of this month, the companies said today, through a collaboration that could generate up to $748 million for the German biotech. The companies announced plans last month to partner on BNT162, the first treatment to emerge from BioNTech’s accelerated COVID-19-focused development program, “Project Lightspeed.” BioNTech and Pfizer established collaboration intended to draw upon BioNTech’s proprietary mRNA vaccine platforms, and Pfizer’s expertise in vaccine research and development, regulatory capabilities, and global manufacturing and distribution network.

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Cell Out? Lysate-Based Expression an Option for Personalized Meds

Article | February 18, 2020

Cell-free expression (CFE) is the practice of making a protein without using a living cell. In contrast with cell line-based methods, production is achieved using a fluid containing biological components extracted from a cell, i.e., a lysate. CFE offers potential advantages for biopharma according to Philip Probert, PhD, a senior scientist at the Centre for Process Innovation in the U.K.

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Kameda Arabia

Kameda Arabia (KA) is a Joint Venture between Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Holding company, Jeddah and Kameda Infologics Pvt Ltd based in Japan, India and local support offices in USA, UK, UAE and Malaysia. Dr. Soliman Fakeeh is a renowned name in the Saudi Arabia Healthcare Market from past three decade. Having its Business in Healthcare, Education, Medical Item Supply's and Wellness. Kameda Infologics Pvt Ltd (KI) is a provider of integrated IT solutions to the healthcare industry and has strived to develop world-class software products specializing in Healthcare. Dr. Toshitada Kameda, founder of Kameda Informatics Ltd. is a pioneer in the development of paperless solutions and is currently rendering its service to more than 200 hospitals in Japan. It was Dr. Kameda’s vision which made Kameda Medical Center a 1000 bedded super specialty hospital, south of Tokyo, into a paperless and filmless facility since 1994. KI is using the best practices, systems and quality procedures for its software de

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