As shared in our previous blog post, "Cell Gene Therapy and Viral Vectors," the making of a vaccine is a complex process that requires extensive knowledge and expertise to minimize all potential risks that could be a threat to human life. The vaccine industry used to be relatively small, but due to recent events, there is more demand for expertise in the field.
As shared in our previous blog posts about the vaccine industry and cell gene therapy, the making of a vaccine is a complex process that requires extensive knowledge and expertise to minimize all potential risks that could be a threat to human life. The vaccine industry used to be relatively small, but due to COVID-19, the industry has only grown.
Who would have thought that genes and cells can be manipulated in such a way to treat and cure compromising diseases? Cell gene therapies, also known as monoclonal treatment, have brought a new era in the biotech industry as a way of treatment for many compromising diseases like cancer, diabetes, genetic disorders, blindness, muscular dystrophy, and even Alzheimer’s. Now, these therapies are aiming to treat COVID-19.
Cross-contamination is a potential risk within the vaccine manufacturing process, especially if different products are processed in the same controlled rooms. Cross-contamination can occur if required controls are not in place to eliminate risks that could impact product quality and, most of all, compromise human lives.
As more vaccines for COVID-19 emerge, safety in the vaccine production process is crucial. Any foreign matter entering the vaccine production process raises major safety concerns, and contamination is a common occurrence and a public health risk.
All of us who work in the Biotech industry or the pharmaceutical industry, including those of us at EG Life Sciences, face daily challenges to maintain an aseptic environment. Rigorous safety standards are in place to avoid any cross-contamination and/or any foreign matter being introduced to the vaccine production process. However, there is still a chance that this could happen.