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Essential Pharmaceuticals LLC releases Cell-Ess serum replacement - MarketWatch

Essential Pharmaceuticals LLC releases Cell-Ess serum replacement - MarketWatch | Cell Culture | Scoop.it
Essential Pharmaceuticals LLC releases Cell-Ess serum replacement for use in ...
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EWING, N.J., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Essential Pharmaceuticals LLC, Ewing NJ announces the release of Cell-Ess® serum replacement for cell culture.
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While Animal-Component free is certainly a benefit, and it will likely reduce the variability as many know occurs between FBS lots, the key factor here will be price. If Essential Pharmaceuticals can manage to keep the price equal to or below FBS, then I can see it being reasonable to switch.

 

This also will enable "custom serum", as I'm sure Essential Pharmaceuticals fully intends to experiment with their formulation. 

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Are Biologics More Dangerous than Drugs?

PEOPLE, PLEASE COMMENT ! ! Biologic drug use is skyrocketing. These compounds are unlike any drug ever produced by man. They are made from living immune cell...
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There are side effects to ANY drugs, whether they be produced by a chemist in a lab or by living cells. To assume that simply because these drugs are made "differently" means that they are more dangerous is patently false.

 

In fact, Biologics have a much larger opportunity to be safe than the drugs created by chemists. Despite the FDA regulations and clinical trials before a drug reaches market, there simply isn't a way to tell how that drug is going to react with every single person it touches. Often, Chemical reactions cause slight changes in drugs which can lead to any sort of averse reaction. Somtimes, just the drug facing the wrong direction chemically can cause problems as severe as death.

 

Biologics have a leg up - they have been produced by mammalian cells, so they are packaged and generated according to the mechanism already built in our cells. If anything, they are less "man-made" than the chemist drugs of old. While there is, as always, a chance of an averse reaction - there is no indication that they are any more dangerous than drugs that we have been using for half a century.

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