CEP: October 2007 Before working on the Society for Biological Engineers' (SBE) Special Section titled "From Chinese Hamsters to Therapeutic Proteins"(pp. 33-52), I thought of hamsters more as pets than as life-saving animals... Share Recombinant Protein Therapeutics from CHO Cells -- 20 Years and Counting October2007SBE Special SectionDr. Wei-Shou Hu, Karthik P. Jayapal, Katie F Wlaschin, Wei-Shou Hu and Miranda G. S. Yap The CHO cell is at its height of technological prominence thanks to its adaptability to various culture conditions and plasticity in the context of genetic alterations. With further research, the application ofCell Culture Strategies based on... Deciphering the Mechanisms of Therapeutic Protein Production October2007SBE Special SectionDaniel W. Allison, Christoph L. Bausch, Trissa Borgschulte, Matthew V. Caple, Kevin J. KayserDemand for therapeutic recombinant proteins will eventually exceed current production capabilities. This is a major driver in further understanding Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cell biology, which is the cell line of choice for producing these... Avoid Problems in Process Water Systems October2007Heat TransferMarilyn W. Blaschke, Roger D. MetzlerPrevent corrosion, emulsification and fouling by implementing these operational and chemical measures. SBE Update: Taking it to the Next Level October2007SBE Special SectionJune Wispelwey Understand the Emerging Issue of Vapor Intrusion October2007Environmental ManagementMatthew TraisterThe migration of vapors from contaminated groundwater and soil into aboveground buildings can adversely affect indoor air quality by creating an exposure pathway that may not have been addressed previously. Industry and SBE News October2007SBE Special SectionDr. George Georgiou to Receive SBE's James E. Bailey Award; Averting an Epidemic— Novel Device Detects Avian Flu Virus in Less than Half an Hour; Cell-Free Protein Sythesis Comes of Age; Genetically Engineering Microorganisms into Pharmaceutical... Singapore: An Emerging Leader in Biomedical Sciences October2007SBE Special SectionNiki S. C. Wong, Miranda G. S. YapWith a heavy investment in biomedical research— particularly the $330 million to build Biopolis in 2003— Singapore is seeing the fruits of its labor blossom. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.