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Pros and Cons: Working in Small Life Sciences Companies vs. Large Organizations

Is your dream job with a large organization or a small company? It’s common for life sciences professionals to have a preference one way or the other when considering employment opportunities. While many people might have a primary reason for desiring to work at a small company or a large organization, most individuals haven’t really compared the differences and the implications on their career. Are you impressed by large established organizations? Or, do you seek out innovative start-ups and small companies? To help with your career planning, we’ve compiled a list of the major pros and cons when working in small companies versus large organizations!

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Virus Contamination in Biomanufacturing

In an interview with Pharmaceutical Technology, Robert Kiss, PhD, gives the inside scoop on PDA's TR 83: Virus Contamination in Biomanufacturing.

Akron Biotech Expands to Second US Manufacturing Facility

Akron Biotech has acquired a state-of-the-art 60,000-square-foot biologics manufacturing site in Sarasota, FL, bolstering the company's U.S. capacity and strengthening its position as an ancillary materials supplier. The site will be operational later this year. The Sarasota site will facilitate rapid growth in each of the company's three main cGMP business verticals: cytokines and growth factors, growth and cryopreservation media, and viral inactivated human-derived media supplements. It also enables the company to add cGMP-compliant plasmid development and production to its custom development and manufacturing services, addressing one of the central bottlenecks in the cell and gene therapy industry. Learn More