Aldevron Breakthrough Blog: Plasmid DNA

A Focus on Analytics, for RNA and Beyond

Driving innovation of industry tools

Analytical innovation is often overlooked in discussions of biotechnology product development and manufacturing processes. For example, in the DNA area, most “state of the art” analytical methods in use were developed in the 1980s, or even earlier. Industrywide, there is a need to continuously innovate in the analytical space due to the tremendous advances in enabling technologies.

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Webinar on Demand: Advanced Plasmid Technology – Improving Safety and Performance

Nanoplasmid™ Vectors: The Power of Small

In cell and gene therapies, delivery is a critical factor. Regardless of your modality, optimizing payload, impact, and duration are common challenges. Countless programs, globally, are working on the delivery mechanism. However, many have overlooked a key component in improving therapeutic or manufacturing performance: the plasmid.

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A Complete Suite of rAAV Constructs

New ITR Cloning and Reporter Constructs Now Available
By Jeff Briganti, Senior Director, Global Strategic Marketing

Manufacturing standardization for cell and gene therapies (C&GT) has received increased focus in the last several years, spurred by the rapid exponential growth witnessed in this field. The resulting need for improved access to high-quality raw materials, including plasmid DNA, has made standardization integral to streamlining the development process for this biologic product category.

For recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) viral vector production, we now offer several off-the-shelf ITR cloning backbones and GFP reporter constructs to complement our standardized set of OTS helper and packaging plasmids. This product set is available license and royalty free for research through commercial rAAV applications.

Utilizing this standardized portfolio can provide significant time and cost reduction, expediting time to market and de-risking specialized, transformative therapeutic development. By partnering with a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) offering a complete suite of plasmids for viral vector production, researchers can streamline their upfront development while minimizing supply chain disruption throughout their program’s lifecycle.

For full information about our new product offering or to request a sample, visit our pALD-ITR Products page.

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The Benefits of Streamlining and Standardizing Plasmid DNA for Cell and Gene Therapies

Manufacturing standardization for cell and gene therapies (C&GT) has received increased focus in the last several years, spurred by the rapid exponential growth witnessed in this field. The resulting need for improved access to high-quality raw materials, including plasmid DNA, has made standardization integral to streamlining the development process for this biologic product category. 
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Applying Experience - Partnering with Pioneers to Deliver Plasmid for Discovery Through Commercial Application: On Demand Video

Aldevron recently hosted a webinar through FIERCE Biotech titled: Applying Experience - Partnering with Pioneers to Deliver Plasmid for Discovery Through Commercial Application.

Listen below to hear featured presentations from Cindy Biffert, VP of GMP Nucleic Acids Business Unit at Aldevron, Barry Byrne, M.D, P.h.D, Associate Chair of Pediatrics and Professor at UFL, Director of Powell Gene Therapy Center, and Earl and Christy Powell University Chair in Genetics, and Christine Sheaffer, Manufacturing Operations Lead at Spark Therapeutics. 

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The Pivotal Role of Plasmid DNA

Plasmid DNA has historically been key to the development of biologic drug manufacturing. Today, it plays a critical role in the production of next-generation cell and gene therapies and vaccines. With our nearly 23 years of plasmid DNA manufacturing expertise, Aldevron has helped facilitate the advance of these important therapeutics. We continue to invest in additional capacity and novel capabilities to support biopharma manufacturers into the future.
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Plasmid DNA Insights: Expanded Focus on CMC in Gene & Cell Therapy Development

Aldevron recently hosted a webinar through Endpoints news titled: Plasmid DNA Insights: Expanded Focus on CMC in Gene and Cell Therapy Development.

Arsalan Arif, the publisher and founder of Endpoints News moderated the well-balanced, industry expert guest panel featuring Dr. Anthony Davis, Chief Executive of Dark Horse Consulting, Ken Bonnell, SVP of Quality and Regulatory at Aldevron; Biswarup Dasgupta, Director of Quality Assurance at Sarepta; and Frank Bonnelly, Director of Supply Chain at Encoded.

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Investments in Innovative Methods: Rapid Sterility Testing

Speed, control and comparable results: these are among the foremost needs of contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) and our clients when it comes to plasmid DNA that will be used to support cell and gene therapy at a research, clinical and commercial level. As an early adopter of rapid sterility testing, Aldevron delivers on all three.

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