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Process characterization

Ensuring consistent product quality and safety to support secure commercialization

Process characterization is an essential step to ensure a robust manufacturing process and consistency in quality in the commercialization of biopharmaceuticals.  

Our experience spans over 20 years across a diverse range of molecules that include antibodies, antigens, enzymes and their inhibitors, cytokines, virus-like particles, immunotoxins and vaccines.

Through our expertise we recognize that no program is the same.  We understand the criticality of timely and successful process characterization to enable submissions and delivery of medicines to patients. Our global network brings together leading-edge technologies, risk-based study design and efficient work-flows to deliver agile process characterization solutions for clients during their journey to commercialization.

Our Approach

For FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, an effective control strategy is one that ensures robust manufacturing processes that are capable of sustained delivery over the life cycle of your molecule. We recognize there are many successful approaches to process characterization, so we are responsive to client requirements, offering the program you need in line with your filing strategy.  Our modular yet customizable process characterization programs are custom designed to be flexible, robust and rapid.  Including the depth needed to meet client process requirements, whilst balancing timeline and resource needs versus risks and benefits.

We utilize the latest leading-edge and high-throughput technologies including Ambr® systems and Tecan robotic workstations, together with rapid analytics.

Process characterization services can be included as part of your product and process development lifecycle or as a standalone service. Our standalone service means we work closely with your technical experts on designing small-scale studies to demonstrate compatibility and support your process validation efforts.

Key activities we support:

  • CQA (Critical Quality Attributes) identification and FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analyses)
  • Analytical method qualification
  • Unit operation screening and/or DoE (Design of Experiment) studies
  • Intermediate & media stability studies
  • Resin and membrane reuse
  • Robustness and/or linkage studies
  • Scale down model verification
  • Programs associated with process validation and commercial manufacturing
  • Free-standing process characterization programs

The FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Advantage

  • Dedicated teams of scientists and equipment
  • Purpose-built facilities
  • Wealth of experience in a variety of molecules (over 20+ years in 60+ programs)
  • Fully integrated organization
  • Well-defined work packages provide visibility of costs and timelines
  • Modular but customizable approach
  • Leading-edge technologies