Happy New Year! Towards the middle of 2019, South Korean President, Moon Jae In, has confirmed that biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries will be getting receiving more funding to carry out all types of research and development along with manufacturing.
You may have followed many of our injectability application notes and webinar sessions where we began to explain the concept of calculating injection rates. Our next webinar this coming month on November 20, 2019 at 11:00 am PST will actually be a hands-on live workshop where we will start from scratch on how to approach the calculations to injection rate, figuring out which shear rates to run, and ultimately designing your experiments with the real application in mind.
It took quite some time but we are proud to announce our customer portal! Through this portal, you can now access software, full manuals, and additional service notes. You will also get a chance to sign up for exclusive product updates, technical application notes, and exclusive scientific data that we are obtaining from our labs!
Injectability is a common screening criteria when determining the candidacy of protein therapeutics. Often times, the candidate protein therapeutics are scrutinized if the viscosity is higher than the pre-set threshold where the cut off viscosity ranges from 20 to 40 mPa-s depending on the delivery device. However, this type of generalization without specifying the shear rate could potentially lead to a false negative determination of an otherwise excellent therapeutic resulting in significant financial loss and time during development.
Recently, one of my customers brought up a concern that she had seen through other lab instrumentation during her experience in the lab. She asked how we deal with the particular evaporation effects of protein or other samples, especially when it comes to our VROC initium which handles 40 samples or up to 96 samples. So we put it to the test.
Outside of our current pictures or knowledge of the universe lies plasma which is comprised of electrons and nuclei. Due to the lack of knowledge, it is quite difficult to review the behavior of the plasma. However, scientists are aware that the plasma behavior indicates low viscosity behavior resulting in irregularities. Separately, depending on the positioning of the plasma along the magnetic field lines, speculation is that viscosity could vary.