Topic #6 Preview: Platform Technologies

Historically, development of protein therapeutics relied on a customized approach for each new molecule. Early efforts focused on establishment of a fixed process that delivered the required quality. Unfortunately, this approach limited application of continuous improvement and incorporation of new technologies to enable improvements in safety and efficacy.

In an effort to address this, platform technologies, in which prior knowledge was collected and leveraged for new molecules, were identified. Platform molecules can then proceed through development using standardized, manufacturing processes.

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