The pharmaceutical industry is a sector of the healthcare and medical field that is primarily concerned with the research, development, production, and commercialization of pharmaceutical drugs or medications. These drugs are intended for use in diagnosing, treating, preventing, or alleviating various medical conditions and diseases in humans and, in some cases, animals. The industry plays a vital role in improving public health by creating and distributing a wide range of therapeutic agents, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vaccines, and other biologics.
Depending on specific features and functions, GAO Tek’s life science equipment is sometimes referred to as Biotechnology tools, Biological research instruments, Biomedical equipment, Bioanalytical devices, Bioscience apparatus, Molecular research tools, Bioinstrumentation, Laboratory life tools and Biomedical instrumentation.
GAO Tek’s life science equipment has the following applications in pharmaceutical industry:
- Drug Discovery and Development: GAO’s life science techniques are used to identify potential drug targets, screen compounds for therapeutic effects, and optimize drug candidates for safety and efficacy. This involves molecular biology, genetics, genomics, proteomics, and high-throughput screening technologies.
- Biologics Development: Biologics are complex molecules derived from living organisms, and they form a significant portion of modern pharmaceuticals. Life science methods are used to produce and optimize biologics, including monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, and vaccines.
- Clinical Trials: GAO’s life science tools are employed to design and conduct clinical trials, including patient selection based on genetic markers, monitoring biomarkers, and analyzing trial outcomes. This ensures a personalized and targeted approach to treatment.
- Pharmacogenomics: Life science principles are used to study how an individual’s genetic makeup influences their response to drugs. This field helps tailor treatments to a patient’s genetic profile, leading to more effective and safer therapies.
- Regulatory Compliance: Life science expertise is crucial in ensuring that pharmaceutical products meet regulatory standards for safety and efficacy. This involves validating manufacturing processes, ensuring product quality, and maintaining proper documentation.
- Biopharmaceutical Production: GAO’s life science techniques are integral in producing pharmaceuticals through biotechnology methods. This includes growing cells for recombinant protein production, using fermentation for microbial products, and maintaining cell cultures for vaccine production.
- Personalized Medicine: Life science knowledge is applied to develop personalized treatment strategies based on an individual’s genetic and molecular profile. This approach aims to increase treatment efficacy and reduce adverse effects.
- Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics: Life science tools are used to study how drugs interact with biological systems, how they are absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted, and how their actions are affected by factors like genetics and disease states.
- Biomarker Discovery: GAO’s life science techniques help identify biomarkers, which are measurable indicators of biological processes or disease states. Biomarkers are used to diagnose diseases, predict treatment responses, and monitor disease progression.
- Preclinical Research: Before a drug moves into clinical trials, extensive preclinical research is conducted using life science methods to understand its mechanism of action, potential toxicities, and overall safety profile.
- Gene Therapy and Cell Therapy: Advances in life science have paved the way for innovative therapies like gene therapy and cell therapy, where genetic material or cells are manipulated to treat diseases at a molecular level.
- Drug Formulation: GAO’s life science expertise is used to design drug formulations that optimize the delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients to the target site in the body, ensuring optimal efficacy and minimizing side effects.
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Complying with Pharmaceutical Industry Standards
GAO Tek’s life science equipment comply or help our clients comply with the industry standards such as:
- ISO 9001
- ISO 13485.
- Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
- Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
- International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH)
- US Pharmacopeia (USP)
- European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.)
Complying with Government Regulations
GAO Tek’s life science equipment comply or help our customers comply with the U.S. government regulations such as:
- 21 CFR Part 210 and 211 (Current Good Manufacturing Practices – cGMPs)
- 21 CFR Part 11 (Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures)
- 21 CFR Part 820 (Quality System Regulation – QSR) for Medical Devices
- FDA Guidance on Process Validation
- FDA Guidance on Analytical Procedures and Methods Validation for Drugs and Biologics
GAO Tek’s life science equipment comply or help our clients comply with the Canadian regulations such as:
- Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and Regulations
- Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Pharmaceuticals (GUI-0001)
- Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Medical Devices (GUI-0059)
- Guidance on Validation (GUI-0029)
- Guidance on Data Integrity (GUI-0104)
- Guidance on Quality Management (GUI-0069)
GAO Tek’s life science equipment comply or help our clients comply with the Mexican regulations such as:
- Regulation of Health Supplies
- Good Manufacturing Practices for Medicinal Products
- Good Laboratory Practices
- Guidelines for the Sanitary Control of Health Supplies
- Guidelines for the Validation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes
GAO Tek’s life science equipment comply or help our clients comply with the European regulations such as:
- Medical Device Regulation (MDR)
- In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR)
- Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
- CE Marking
- ISO Standards
Case Studies of Life Science Equipment in Pharmaceutical Industry
Life science equipment is sometimes called as Biotechnology tools, Biological research instruments, Biomedical equipment, Bioanalytical devices, Bioscience apparatus, Molecular research tools, Bioinstrumentation, Laboratory life tools and Biomedical instrumentation.
Here are some practical examples of using life science equipment in pharmaceutical industry:
Drug Discovery Labs, a contract research organization, faced the challenge of rapidly screening thousands of compounds for potential drug candidates. They implemented a state-of-the-art automated high-throughput screening system that combined robotics, liquid handling, and advanced imaging technologies. This allowed them to accelerate the drug discovery process, leading to the identification of a promising lead compound for a rare disease.
PharmaFlow Solutions aimed to enhance their manufacturing processes for a popular oral medication. They transitioned from traditional batch processing to a continuous manufacturing platform. This required the integration of innovative process analytical technologies (PAT), real-time monitoring, and advanced control systems. The shift to continuous manufacturing resulted in reduced production time, decreased waste, and improved product consistency.
GenoHealth Solutions aimed to leverage genomic sequencing for personalized medicine. By adopting advanced high-throughput sequencing platforms and data analysis software, they established a comprehensive genomics lab capable of analyzing large numbers of patient samples efficiently. This enabled them to provide tailored treatment recommendations based on patients’ genetic profiles, contributing to improved patient outcomes.
RegenCell Therapeutics was developing cutting-edge cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine. They faced challenges in preserving cells during storage and transportation. By implementing state-of-the-art cryopreservation equipment and protocols, they successfully increased cell viability post-thaw, ensuring the quality and effectiveness of their therapies.
SouthernPharm Labs specialized in natural product-based drug discovery. They faced the challenge of screening a vast library of natural compounds. By implementing automated liquid handling systems and high-content screening equipment, they accelerated their screening process, leading to the identification of novel compounds with potential therapeutic applications.
BioTech Insights was conducting research on targeted drug delivery systems. They required advanced imaging equipment, including confocal microscopes and live-cell imaging platforms. By visualizing drug interactions at the cellular level, they gained insights into drug release mechanisms, leading to the design of more efficient drug carriers.
SynthoChem Solutions aimed to streamline their active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) synthesis processes. They adopted continuous flow chemistry systems equipped with online analytics. This approach enabled them to optimize reaction conditions, reduce waste, and enhance the efficiency of API production.
CanBio Therapeutics aimed to increase the efficiency of their monoclonal antibody production process. They implemented advanced cell culture automation equipment with integrated bioreactor systems. This allowed them to achieve higher cell densities, reduce production time, and improve the yield of therapeutic antibodies.
Patho Genix Labs specialized in rapid pathogen detection for clinical diagnostics. They adopted real-time PCR equipment with advanced fluorescence detection capabilities. This enabled them to accurately identify and quantify pathogens in clinical samples, leading to faster and more precise diagnostic results.
Mexi Pharma Research aimed to accelerate their drug discovery efforts. They implemented high throughput screening equipment, including liquid handling systems and robotic platforms. By automating their screening process, they identified potential lead compounds for further development more efficiently.
Quality Meds Manufacturing needed to enhance their quality control processes for pharmaceutical products. They invested in advanced analytical equipment such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), mass spectrometers, and dissolution testing systems. This enabled them to ensure the quality and consistency of their drug formulations.
Pharma Analytica Europe needed to enhance their analytical capabilities for drug quality control. They acquired a state-of-the-art HPLC system with advanced detection capabilities. This allowed them to accurately analyze complex drug formulations, identify impurities, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
Pharma Flow Manufacturing aimed to improve the efficiency of their oral solid dosage manufacturing processes. They adopted a continuous manufacturing platform that integrated equipment such as continuous granulators, roller compactors, and tablet presses. This resulted in reduced production time, minimized waste, and enhanced product uniformity.
GAO RFID Inc. GAO RFID Inc., a sister company of GAO Tek Inc., is ranked as a top 10 RFID suppliers in the world. Its RFID, BLE, and IoT products have also been widely used in pharmaceutical industry.
Use of Life Science Equipment with Leading Software and Cloud Services in Pharmaceutical Industry
GAO Tek has used or has facilitated its customers to use life science equipment with some of the leading software and cloud services in their applications. Examples of such leading software and cloud services include:
- Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
- Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)
- Chromatography Data System (CDS)
- Spectroscopy Analysis Software
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Microsoft Azure
- IBM Cloud
- Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
- BaseSpace Sequence Hub
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Meeting Customers’ Demands
Large Choice of Products
In order to satisfy the diversified needs of their corporate customers, GAO Tek Inc. and its sister company GAO RFID Inc. together offer a wide choice of testing and measurement devices, network products, RFID, BLE, IoT, and drones.
To shorten the delivery to our customers, GAO has maintained a large stock of its products and is able to ship overnight within continental U.S. and Canada, and fast delivery to Mexico and Europe from the nearest warehouse.
Local to Our Customers
We are located in both the U.S. and Canada. We travel to customers’ premises if necessary. Hence, we provide a very strong local support to our customers in North America, particularly the U.S., Canada and Mexico and Europe. Furthermore, we have built partnerships with some integrators, consulting firms and other service providers in different cities to further strengthen our services. Here are some of the service providers in pharmaceutical industry we have worked with to serve our joint customers:
- Healthcare IT Integrators
- Manufacturing IT Integrators
- Financial Services IT Integrators
- Education IT Integrators
- Government IT Integrators
- Retail IT Integrators
- Energy and Utilities IT Integrators
- Telecommunications IT Integrators
- Agriculture IT Integrators
GAO Has Many Customers in Pharmaceutical Industry
Life science equipment from both GAO Tek Inc. and GAO RFID Inc. have been widely used in the pharmaceutical industry by many customers, including some leading companies. Here is more information on applications of GAO RFID Inc.’s life science equipment in the pharmaceutical industry.
Here are some GAO’s customers in pharmaceutical industry:
- Pfizer Inc.
- Johnson & Johnson
- Merck & Co., Inc.
- AbbVie Inc.
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Bristol Myers Squibb
- Amgen Inc.
- Gilead Sciences, Inc.
- Allergan plc (now part of AbbVie)
- Biogen Inc.
- Abbott Laboratories
- Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
- Perrigo Company plc
- Horizon Therapeutics
- Akorn Pharmaceuticals
- Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
- Endo Pharmaceuticals
- Mylan N.V.