title:INNOVATION MODELS IN THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR
journal:Journal of Innovation Management
abstract:The innovation process in the biopharmaceutical sector is influenced by long business cycles, multiple stakeholders and complex interactions. Early models of the innovation process are inadequate to capture the complexity of innovation in the life sciences sector. In particular, narrow classifications which describe innovations as "radical" or "incremental" are not particularly useful when considered in the context of the complex patterns of interrelated innovations observed in practice.
Many partial models of the innovation process which equate innovation to inventive research, patenting and product development fail to recognise that innovation is a cyclical and business-driven process and underscore the final phase of the innovation process, namely, achieving timely market diffusion and adoption of innovations to benefit patients and innovators. Innovation is sustained if it is appropriately rewarded. Investment in the science base alone without appropriate reward system for innovations is unlikely to promote renewed competitiveness in the European biopharmaceutical industry.
Title:New Expression Method and Characterization of Recombinant Human Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor in a Stable Protein Formulation
Author:Boubeva, Ralitza1; Reichert, Christian1; Handrick, René2; Müller, Claudia1; Hannemann, Jürgen1; Borcharda, Gerrit3
Journal: CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry
Abstract:Human recombinant granulocyte colony stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) is widely used in hematology and oncology for the treatment of neutropenia, for the restoration of neutrophil production after bone marrow transplantation, for myelodysplastic syndromes, and aplastic anemia. The E. coli expression system is commonly used for fast recombinant production of rhG-CSF at a large scale. We have applied a novel autoinduction method for the batch expression of rhG-CSF to study whether this new system would increase cell mass and target-protein yield compared to conventional E. coli cell culture and induction with isopropyl β-D-thiogalactopyranoside (IPTG). We could demonstrate 3-fold higher culture densities and a 5-fold higher protein yield compared to IPTG induction without the need to monitor cell growth in a shortened 24 h expression procedure. rhG-CSF expressed in autoinduction media was successfully extracted from E. coli inclusion bodies and refolded by dialysis. After size exclusion chromatography (SEC) purification, rhG-CSF showed similar conformation, biological activity and aggregation profile compared to the commercially available biosimilar TEVAgrastim(R) (TEVA Pharma AG). Expression by autoinduction is suggested as a cost- and time-effective method for rhG-CSF production.
Title:Bevacizumab-induced normalization of blood vessels in tumors hampers antibody uptake
Author:Arjaans M, Oude Munnink TH, Oosting SF, Terwisscha van Scheltinga AG, Gietema JA, Garbacik ET, Timmer-Bosscha H, Lub-de Hooge MN, Schroder CP, de Vries EG.
Abstract:In solid tumors, angiogenesis occurs in the setting of a defective vasculature and impaired lymphatic drainage that is associated with increased vascular permeability and enhanced tumor permeability. These universal aspects of the tumor microenvironment can have a marked influence on intratumoral drug delivery that may often be underappreciated. In this study, we investigated the effect of blood vessel normalization in tumors by the antiangiogenic drug bevacizumab on antibody uptake by tumors. In mouse xenograft models of human ovarian and esophageal cancer (SKOV-3 and OE19), we evaluated antibody uptake in tumors by PET imaging 24 and 144 hours after injection of 89Zr-trastuzumab (SKOV-3 and OE19), 89Zr-bevacizumab (SKOV-3) or 89Zr-IgG (SKOV-3) before or after treatment with bevacizumab. Intratumor distribution was assessed by fluorescence microscopy along with mean vascular density (MVD) and vessel normalization. Notably, bevacizumab treatment decreased tumor uptake and intratumoral accumulation compared to baseline in the tumor models relative to controls. Bevacizumab treatment also reduced MVD in tumors and increased vessel pericyte coverage. These findings are clinically important, suggesting caution in designing combinatorial trials with therapeutic antibodies due to a possible reduction in tumoral accumulation that may be caused by bevacizumab co-treatment.
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Title:VDAC: old protein with new roles in diabetes.
Author:Sasaki K, Donthamsetty R, Heldak M, Cho YE, Scott BT, Makino A.
Abstract:A decrease in capillary density due to an increase in endothelial cell apoptosis in the heart is implicated in cardiac ischemia in diabetes. The voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) plays a crucial role in the regulation of mitochondrial metabolic function and mitochondria-mediated apoptosis. This study is designed to examine the role of VDAC in coronary endothelial dysfunction in diabetes. Endothelial cells (ECs) were more apoptotic in diabetic left ventricle of diabetic mice and mouse coronary ECs (MCECs) isolated from diabetic mice exhibited significantly higher mitochondrial Ca(2+) concentration and VDAC protein levels than control MCECs. The expression of VDAC-short hairpin RNA (shRNA) not only decreased the resting mitochondrial Ca(2+) concentration but also attenuated mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake in diabetic MCECs. Furthermore, the downregulation of VDAC in diabetic MCECs significantly decreased mitochondrial superoxide anion (O(2)(-)) production and the activity of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening (an indirect indicator of cell apoptosis) toward control levels. These data suggest that the increased VDAC level in diabetic MCECs is responsible for increased mitochondrial Ca(2+) concentration, mitochondrial O(2)(-) production, and mPTP opening activity. Normalizing VDAC protein level may help to decrease endothelial cell apoptosis, increase capillary density in the heart, and subsequently decrease the incidence of cardiac ischemia in diabetes.
Title:Chronic Alcohol Consumption Impairs Distribution and Compromises Circulation of B Cells in B16BL6 Melanoma-Bearing Mice
Author:Hui Zhang, Zhaohui Zhu and Gary G. Meadows
Journal: Journal of Immunology
Abstract:Accumulating research indicates that B cells are involved in anti-tumor immunity. Chronic alcohol consumption is associated with decreased survival of cancer patients. The effect of alcohol consumption on B cells in tumor-bearing hosts is unknown. Results in melanoma-bearing mice showed that chronic alcohol consumption did not alter the percentage and number of B cells in bone marrow, spleen, and lymph nodes but dramatically decreased B cells in the peripheral blood. Alcohol consumption did not alter the development of B cells in the bone marrow and did not affect follicular B cells in the spleen; however, it increased T1 B cells and decreased marginal zone B cells in the spleen. Alcohol consumption also decreased mature B cells in the blood. It did not alter the chemotactic capacity of plasma to facilitate migration of splenocytes or the chemotactic response of splenocytes to CXCL13 and CCL21. However, the response of splenocytes to sphingosine-1-phosphate was impaired in alcohol-consuming, melanoma-bearing mice. The expression of sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor-1 (S1PR1) and sphingosine-1-phosphate lyase-1 (SPL1) in splenocytes was downregulated. Taken together, these results indicate that chronic alcohol consumption decreases peripheral blood B cells by compromising B cell egress from the spleen. The downregulation of S1PR1 and SPL1 expression in alcohol-consuming, melanoma-bearing mice could be associated with compromised egress of B cells from the spleen
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