Using Hamsters to Treat Cancer


Aug 08, 2013

In its new location in Madison, WI, Catalent Biologics has set up shop, making key drug ingredients using Chinese hamster ovary cells.

Catalent Biologics engineers mammalian cell lines. Scientists use Chinese hamster ovary cells, put DNA into them and engineer their components to create a protein used in anti-cancer and rheumatoid arthritis drugs. Catalent has made the active pharmaceutical ingredients for many products that are in clinical trials around the world.

Read more: Michael Jenkins, general manager of Catalent’s operations in Madison, discusses the details of Catalent’s operations.