Developing an Free Bioprocess to Produce Pharmaceutical Quality Grade

Perry Chou C

In 2005, the American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) and global pharmaceutical companies established the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable to encourage the integration of green chemistry and engineering into the pharmaceutical industry. The Roundtable developed a list of key research areas in green chemistry in 2007, which has served as a guide for focusing green chemistry research. Following that publication, the Roundtable companies have identified a list of the key green engineering research areas that is intended to be the required companion of the first list. Intense efforts in bioprocessing development have been made to improve the production of Chinese hamster ovary-based biopharmaceuticals. However, lacking an efficient host cell has hampered therapeutic protein production. This article reviews means by which biopharmaceutical production can be improved via cell engineering. Finally, rational cell engineering facilitated with ‘omics technologies is presented.