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Millipore, Baylor partnering on COVID-19 vaccine
MilliporeSigma and Baylor College of Medicine have announced they are working to advance a vaccine manufacturing platform to fight COVID-19. The partnership will help accelerate the vaccine candidates to phase I clinical trials.
Ajinomoto to manufacture COVID-19 drug for Humanigen
Biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing firm Ajinomoto has entered into an agreement with Humanigen for the fill-finish supply of lenzilumab. The drug is being studied in a phase III clinical trial for adult patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
Thermo Fisher to operate new CSL biologics facility
Thermo Fisher Scientific has entered into a long-term lease agreement with CSL to operate a new biologics manufacturing facility in Lengnau, Switzerland.
Need for efficiency, COVID-19 vaccine spurs biomanufacturing in 2020
With the urgent need for COVID-19 therapies and vaccines, funding agencies have prioritized biomanufacturing; companies in turn are preparing to ramp up a variety of biologics. The strong demand for bioprocessed medicines in 2020 will continue to drive growth of the industry.  Discuss
Merck to acquire Themis for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine
Merck announced on May 26 that it has entered an agreement to acquire privately held Themis, a company that is developing a vaccine candidate for SARS-CoV-2.
Novasep, Lysogene partner for gene therapy
Novasep and Lysogene announced that the parties have inked an agreement for the development and manufacturing of an adeno-associated viral vector-based gene therapy drug candidate (LYS-GM101) for the treatment of GM1 gangliosidosis, a neuronopathic lysosomal storage disorder.
IAVI, Merck partner on SARS-CoV-2 vaccine
Merck and IAVI, a nonprofit scientific research organization, announced that they are partnering to develop a recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2.
AbCellera partners with Lilly for antibody discovery
AbCellera Biologics has joined forces with Eli Lilly on a multiyear initiative to identify antibodies for up to nine therapeutic targets.
IMV moves COVID-19 vaccine to clinical trials
Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company IMV has announced that it is moving forward with a vaccine against the novel coronavirus to test in clinical trials.
AGC to manufacture Takara Bio's COVID-19 vaccine
In the fight against COVID-19, AGC Biologics, a contract development and manufacturing organization, is partnering with Takara Bio to manufacture plasmid DNA intermediates for a DNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the firms.
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BioProcess International Europe
July 13-16
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands
Bioprocess International West
August 10-13
Santa Clara, California United States
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