In the latest podcast episode, we delve into the world of biotech scale-up with the seasoned expert, Leonardo Sibilio, CSO at BetaPro Consulting and CEO of the Biotech Academy in Rome.
Discover how mastering the art of biotech scale-up can transform your journey from doubt to dominance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Early Planning is Paramount: Leonardo emphasizes the importance of initiating the scale-up process as early as possible. Waiting until later phases can lead to challenges and hinder progress. Early planning, including characterizing the cell line and ensuring stability, is key to a seamless transition from R&D to large-scale production.
  • Mindset Shift is Crucial: Successful scale-up requires a shift in mindset, especially for startups originating from academia. Transitioning from research to regulated environments demands precision, rigorous documentation, and an unwavering focus on producing life-changing medicines.

  • Embrace Learning and Structured Processes: Leonardo encourages the use of structured methodologies and tools like R or Python for better data analysis and visualization. Structured documentation and reporting are critical for regulatory compliance and efficient tech transfer.

Tune in as we explore the challenges, pitfalls, and strategies of biotech scale-up, unlocking the secrets to mastering it without guesswork.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the field, this episode provides valuable insights for anyone interested in bioprocess scale-up and commercialization.

All the best,

David Brühlman

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