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Adalimumab – blockbuster & never ending story

Resolved patent disputes With Abbvie and Alvotech having solved their patent disputes, market entry for new biosimilars for adalimumab applicable for various indications might speed up. The patent protection of the originator product  Humira ® has expired in the EU in 2017, though due to complex patent claim development and market launch of non-component material
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VelaLabs announces GLP extension

VelaLabs has successfully been granted the extension of its GLP certification.   Klaus Hajszan, Head of Quality and Test Site Manager, about this important step: “We have been GLP certified in 2020 for the first time and since then have continuously improved and strengthened our testing processes to ensure safety and quality”. The team responsible
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How to set up assays for HER2 expressing cancer cells

HER2/neu binding antibody trastuzumab One of the major & established therapies targeting breast cancer is the HER2/neu binding antibody trastuzumab. It has improved the five-year disease free survival of stage 1–3 HER2-positive breast cancers to about 87%. The patent protection of the originator product  Herceptin ® has expired in the EU in 2014 and the
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Turbidity and Colour measurment

Beyond visual inspection – new Turbidity and Colorimetry devices at VelaLabs

As a well known & trusted lab analysis partner for drug development to Pharma and Biotech companies VelaLabs continuously invests in state-of-the-art technology. A new turbidimeter TL 2360 and a new colorimeter Lico 690 have been installed. According to pharmacopoeia Monographs Ph. Eur. Chapter 2.2.1 and USP <855 measurements of clarity and degree of opalescence
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From management buyout to international player

As an analytical partner for biotech and pharma companies, VelaLabs delivers expertise and laboratory analysis services throughout the whole drug development process.   Development VelaLabs  was founded as “Vela pharmazeutische Entwicklung und Laboranalytik GmbH” as a management buy out end of 2006 and took over analytic and infrastructure of the former Novartis spin off Ingeneon.
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VelaLabs im Biotechnologie Jahrbuch N34

Spreading out wings – VelaLabs in Biotechnologie Jahrbuch N34

VelaLabs is one of 151 Biotechnology companies in Austria offering analytical laboratory services from medication development to market release. The company figures reflect the positive trend of the industry in terms of revenue, number of projects and employee growth. Already serving customers from all over the world we also want to set a strong focus
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VelaLabs supports biosimilar development with proliferation assay

Bevacizumab patent protection expires soon

FACES OF CANCER Over 100 types of cancer – a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with potential of invading and spreading into other parts of the body – affect about 100 million people worldwide, with over 8 million deaths anually. The risk of cancer increases with age and is more likely in developed
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Old woman - brain - puzzle - alzheimer

Aducanumab – first new treatment approved for Alzheimer’s since 2003

Alzheimer disease: Alzheimer’s is responsible for 60% of the world’s estimated 50 million dementias. The heterogeneity of the disease makes Alzheimer’s diagnosis and counting the total number of affected people difficult. Every fifth patient has an atypical Alzheimer’s disease, which is often not recognized This progressive neurodegenerative disease starts with microscopic changes in the brain
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Video showing VelaLab's laboratory for ligand binding assays

VISIT the labs – discover Velalabs’ ligand binding services

August 2021: For the characterization of proteins, interaction analysis is essential. See which methods we apply in our laboratory to investigate binding interactions of molecules.  Resulting parameters include kinetics, affinity, specificity, concentration and content. Pharma and Biotech companies can rely on broad experience in providing tailormade applications to help understand binding interactions in detail. Take a look into the laboratories of VelaLabs!   Click HERE for further information on
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New developments in HACCP by the EC

The European Commission has issued a new communiqué which aims to lay the foundations and provide tools to instil a Food Safety Culture in the EEA, which goes beyond the simple implementation of a HACCP-based system. With the entry into force of COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/382 of 3/03/21 amending the Annexes to Regulation (EC) No
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New version of efficiency standard UNE EN 13624

On 27 July 2022, the new version of the efficiency standard UNE EN 13624 was published. This standard cancels and replaces Standard EN 13624:2013. Chemical antiseptics and disinfectants. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or levuricidal activity in medicine. Test method and requirements (phase2, step1)   The standard applies to products used in
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New RD on Legionella published

Laboratorio Control informs of the publication of the new Royal Decree which aims to prevent and control legionellosis by establishing new health measures to be applied in facilities susceptible to the proliferation and dissemination of Legionella. As reflected in the new Royal Decree 487/2022, published on 21 June, the main responsibility for compliance with the
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Cosmetic Products Should be tested for Bacteria, But if Not…

Most cosmetic and personal care manufacturers and brands want to keep their customers safe when using their products. A big part of that safety is the testing that’s run on each formula and batch of what they produce. It’s common to run standard Aerobic Plate Count (USP 61), Yeast and Mold (USP 61), and Pathogen
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Flavonoids in cocoa

Everyone likes chocolate, but it doesn’t necessarily contribute to health, or does it? Cocoa contains a high proportion of flavanols, a subgroup of naturally occurring polyphenols. Polyphenols are also found in other foods such as tea, wine or fruits. They are attributed positive effects on human health due to their prominent antioxidant properties. In September
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HHC-THC-O-Testing-Columbia

Chlorate testing discount offer

Chlorate Testing Discount: 10% off through Summer 2022 Due to the increasing regulations and demand for traceability of Chlorate, Columbia Laboratories is offering a 10% discount to Agriculture Industries and Hops Growers for Summer 2022. New regulations for residues of perchlorate and chlorate in food stuff have been published and will enter into force as
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New efficacy test for veterinary disinfectants

Laboratorio Control, a reference partner of numerous companies for the analysis of biocidal products, implements a new efficacy test for disinfectants used on the skin in the veterinary industry.   > NEW PHASE 2,2 SKIN TEST FOR VETERINARY INDUSTRY (PT3). PR standard NF EN 17422:2019. The launch of this new quantitative surface efficacy test focuses
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In which foods are furan and its methyl analogs present?

In a recent recommendation, the European Commission calls for the determination of furan and methylfurans. These are process contaminants that form in food during thermal treatment. Consumers ingest furan particularly through coffee and cereal-based foods, but young children are also exposed to furan through jarred or canned ready-to-eat foods. According to the European Food Safety
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Laboratorio Control expands ENAC scope in food and animal feed

Laboratorio Control continues with its work plan focused on offering a wide range of analytical services under ENAC accreditation.   On this occasion, Laboratorio Control expands the ENAC scope in food and feed with the accreditation of mould and yeast count by culture according to ISO 21527-1 and 21527-2. Moulds and yeasts are one of
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