Reinvigorated Pfanstiehl Launches Its New cGMP-Produced, Non-Animal Derived Galactose, Targeting Upstream Bioprocessing Applications.
March 24, 2014
Since shedding Ferro in April of 2013, the newly independent Pfanstiehl has been carefully considering its options to bring a new generation of formulation and bioprocessing solutions to its biopharma clients worldwide. Known for nearly a century for its first in class carbohydrate chemistry expertise, Pfanstiehl has built a reputation on high quality, cGMP-produced excipients and highly potent APIs at its Waukegan, Illinois headquarters. Cynthia Kerker, Pfanstiehl’s President, states, “We have a renewed focus on delivering solutions to the challenges brought to us by our customers. We believe that by smartly expanding our High Purity excipients portfolio, we will enable our clients to achieve their formulation goals without sacrificing quality.”
Today, Pfanstiehl is focused on building on its rich heritage by investing in new product development and expanded capacity to meet the growing demand for highly consistent, pure, and functional solutions for process developers and formulators. As the industry undergoes the transformation from small molecule therapeutics to biologics, scientists are being challenged with the often daunting task of screening an endless array of media components and excipients from across the globe, while trying to gain an understanding of the supply chain and regulatory complexities that exist for those materials. All too often, they are finding that resources have been squandered and time lost due to inconsistent quality or compliance limitations at the source. The global regulatory environment, now more than ever, dictates that these critical materials not only function properly, but are of cGMP quality, are from a reputable source, and are of non-animal origin.
It follows that Pfanstiehl’s first product launch of 2014 is its new high-purity, low endotoxin, non-animal-derived Galactose, manufactured in the US, under strict cGMP, ICH Q7 compliant conditions. “Clients have already observed the benefits of Galactose as a cell culture media component” says Dr. Christopher Wilcox, VP, Business Development at Pfanstiehl. “Galactose has been demonstrated to reduce lactate and ammonia build up, thereby enhancing overall culture performance and yield. With a high purity, GMP-produced, animal free option now available, Galactose is likely to gain even more recognition as a critical component of media for production of novel protein therapeutics and biosimilars”.
Need more information?For more information about Galactose and other Pure Solutions
Galactose is a monosaccharide sugar of the hexose class that is a constituent of lactose and many polysaccharides. Galactose is found in milk, sugar beets, gums, and mucilages. It is also synthesized in humans, and is a constituent of glycolipids and glycoproteins. Galactose is finding an ever-increasing use as a cell metabolism modulator in the optimization of protein therapeutics bioproduction.
Pfanstiehl Brand High Purity Low Endotoxin Galactose was developed specifically for biopharmaceutical use, to the highest quality and purity standards. It has been utilized as a key, chemically defined component to optimize protein production while mitigating lactate and ammonia formation.
The various benefits imparted by Galactose in bioproduction include but are not limited to:
• Reduced Lactate & Ammonia Production
• Increased Target Protein Production
• Clean and Consistent Media Impurity Profile
Pfanstiehl Brand Galactose is available as USP/NF (United States Pharmacopoeia—National Formulary), EP (European Pharmacopoeia).
|Product Description||Product Code||CAS Number|
|D-Galactose, Plant-Derived, High Purity Low Endotoxin||G-126-2||59-23-4|
|D-Galactose, Plant-Derived, High Purity Low Endotoxin||G-126-3||59-23-4|
Available Package Sizes: 1kg, 5kg, 25kg, 50kg
Pfanstiehl Establishes Asian Subsidary
November 30, 2015
Pfanstiehl, a leading US-based manufacturer of cGMP high purity, low endotoxin injectable grade excipients and biopharmaceutical components for upstream bioprocessing, downstream formulation, and specialty applications, has announced the establishment of its Asian subsidiary, Pfanstiehl Singapore Pte. Ltd. The subsidiary will be anchored in Singapore, but will provide the foundation to support Pfanstiehl’s growing customer base throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Pfanstiehl Singapore will offer the same tried and true, platform-enabling protein stabilizers, lyoprotectants, cell culture media components, and solubilizers as Pfanstiehl, Inc. Such technologies include Trehalose, Sucrose, Mannitol, Sorbitol, Maltose, Galactose, Mannose, and Cyclodextrins.
Pfanstiehl Singapore Pte. Ltd.
28 Bukit Pasoh Road
+65 6602 8180
Pfanstiehl Establishes European Subsidary.
April 2, 2015
Pfanstiehl, a leading US-based manufacturer of cGMP high purity, low endotoxin injectable grade excipients and biopharmaceutical components for upstream bioprocessing, downstream formulation, and specialty applications, has announced the establishment of its European subsidiary, Pfanstiehl GmbH. The subsidiary will be anchored in Switzerland, but will provide the foundation to support Pfanstiehl’s growing customer base throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Pfanstiehl GmbH will offer the same tried and true, platform-enabling protein stabilizers, lyoprotectants, cell culture media components, and solubilizers as Pfanstiehl, Inc. Such technologies include Trehalose, Sucrose, Mannitol, Sorbitol, Maltose, Galactose, Mannose, and Cyclodextrins.
Baarerstrasse 43, 6302 Zug Switzerland
Custom cGMP Solutions
Pfanstiehl can create custom solutions to address your unique high purity, cGMP component requirements. Contact us to discuss collaborative opportunities.
Large Volume Parenterals
|Product Code||Product Description||CAS No.|
|A-152-1||Ammonium Lactate (Pharmaceutical Grade)||515-98-0|
|S-108||Sodium Gluconate, USP (Low Endotoxin)||527-07-1|
|S-110||Sodium DL-Lactate Solution 60%, USP||72-17-3|
Other Specialty Products including Supplements
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