What are biologics?
In contrast to most drugs that are chemically synthesized, biologics are medical products derived from biological sources. Examples include vaccines, treatments for immune diseases like cancer and many common therapies like hormones and treatments for diabetes.
WHY ARE BIOLOGICS IMPORTANT?
Biologics represent the cutting-edge of medical research and often are the most effective and sometimes only means to treat or prevent a variety of medical illnesses and conditions.
WHY ARE BIOLOGICS CHALLENGING TO MANUFACTURE?
Biologics are very sensitive to changes in the environment and complicated to manufacture. The process to create them has many steps that need to be duly respected to maintain safety and effectiveness.