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Downstream Processing

Downstream Processing refers to the recovery and purification of biosynthetic products, particularly pharmaceuticals, from natural sources such as animal or plant tissue or fermentation broth, including the recycling of salvageable components and the proper treatment and disposal of waste. It is an essential step in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics, hormones (e.g. insulin and human growth hormone), antibodies (e.g. infliximab and abciximab) and vaccines; antibodies and enzymes used in diagnostics; industrial enzymes; and natural fragrance and flavor compounds. Downstream processing is usually considered a specialized field in biochemical engineering.

Andrea Charles

In this podcast Sudip Kumar Majumder, Principal Scientist at Intas Biopharmaceuticals India, speaks to Andrea Charles from Pharma IQ about streamlining and redesigning the downstream process and innovations on the horizon that will change the...

Contributor: Andrea Charles
Mon, 09/12/2011
Genna Weiss

Learn how you can apply Six Sigma to your sales force to increase productivity! In this Profit through Process podcast, Genna Weiss of Six Sigma IQ, speaks with Justin Hitt, Strategic Relations Consultant for JWH Consolidated Inc., who discusses...

Contributor: Genna Weiss
Wed, 09/08/2010
Elisabeth Goodman

Lean is compatible with the innovative nature of research in R&D When I provide training in Lean Process and Six Sigma, and facilitate Kaizen workshops in Pharmaceutical R&D, the issue people regularly raise is whether the application of...

Contributor: Elisabeth Goodman
Tue, 08/03/2010