Live Virus Vaccine

Formulation and lyophilization process development for live virus vaccines.

ProJect Pharmaceutics expands its service portfolio to meet customer’s increasing need for the development of GMO S2 and BSL-2 biological products including live viruses.

ProJect Pharmaceutics expands its service portfolio to meet customer’s increasing need for the development of GMO S2 and BSL-2 biological products like protective and therapeutic vaccines, as well as gene and cell therapy products.

New safety facilities in dedicated labs and a deep understanding of the challenges when processing virus vaccines enable ProJect Pharmaceutics to provide specific solutions for this group of highly complex products.

Smart formulations and manufacturing processes to safeguard the efficacy of the finished drug product are provided together with mandatory safety requirements up to GMO S2 and BSL-2 classification.

Maintaining the native quaternary structure of the virus capsid and avoiding virus aggregation is the key to maintain its full biological activity even under stress conditions like elevated temperature, freezing or freeze-drying. 

Cutting-edge analytical high-throughput methods have been implemented in our biological safety lab in order to select the most effective combination of excipients for the final drug product.

Our biosafety lab is equipped with a dedicated pilot freeze dryer to design tailored lyophilization cycles both maximally robust and efficient in order to maintain virus activity during long term storage.

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