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BioPharmaSpec expands into Asia

Thursday, March 24, 2016

BioPharmaSpec, a CRO providing a full range of characterization services for the biotechnology industry, is expanding its business in Asia with business development teams in India and the Asia Pacific region. This will allow scientists in the region to access BioPharmaSpec’s cost-effective, efficient characterization strategies and help accelerate the development of their biosimilars.

BioPharmaSpec’s new business development teams will offer scientists in Asia access to technical experts, who will detail how the company’s unrivalled expertise in mass spectrometry can be used to characterize critical features of biologics, providing them with a competitive edge for their biosimilar development.

Having already established relationships with major Asian firms developing biosimilars for the global market, BioPharmaSpec operates to robust quality standards, allowing full traceability without the associated costs of a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) system (which is not required for the early-stage characterization and comparability of biosimilars). The company also provides Asian biopharma firms with a clear understanding of what types of analysis and documentation are necessary to meet the stringent requirements of European and U.S. regulators.

“The structural characterization of biopharmaceutical products is a broad and complicated process and a wide variety of techniques are involved in providing full characterization information. For these reasons, I believe that our industry values proven technical expertise and product experience when selecting a CRO partner, especially when important decisions relating to comparability or biosimilarity are to be made,” said BioPharmaSpec Founder and CEO Dr. Andrew J. Reason.

Reason added, “We are an international CRO, performing a comprehensive range of characterization services from fully-equipped, modern laboratories in both the UK and U.S. Asia is an important aspect of our expansion plans and we encourage BioPharma Asia delegates to visit us at Exhibition Space C12 or contact us directly through our website, where our new business development team will be pleased to discuss development projects and characterization requirements.”

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