Bioprocessing
Celebration of postdocs transitions to virtual platform
For the first time ever, the National Postdoctoral Association will celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week from September 21-25 as a virtual, collaborative event among multiple institutions. Executive Director Tom Kimbis discusses how the organization is adapting to meet the challenges of COVID-19 to support and advocate for postdocs.  Discuss
ImmunoPrecise, Zymeworks partner on SARS-CoV-2 antibody
ImmunoPrecise and Zymeworks have announced that they have formed a research collaboration to develop a multispecific SARS-CoV-2 antibody.
Lykan opens manufacturing facility for cell therapies
Lykan Bioscience has opened a new, 64,000-sq-ft "smart" manufacturing facility in Hopkinton, MA.
Moderna, Vertex collaborate on gene editing therapies for cystic fibrosis
Moderna and Vertex Pharmaceuticals have entered a three-year research collaboration for the discovery and development of lipid nanoparticles and messenger RNAs for the delivery of gene editing therapies for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Amgen, Eli Lilly to scale up manufacturing of COVID-19 antibody therapies
Eli Lilly and Amgen will collaborate on global antibody manufacturing to significantly increase the supply capacity of Lilly's potential COVID-19 therapies.
ERS Genomics inks licensing agreement with Applied StemCell
ERS Genomics said that it has signed a licensing agreement with Applied StemCell to commercialize CRISPR gene editing services and reagents.
Bristol Myers Squibb licenses cell therapy candidate from Obsidian
Bristol Myers Squibb has exercised an option to an exclusive worldwide license to a cell therapy candidate based on Obsidian Therapeutics' cytoDrive technology.
Thermo Fisher expands plastics production to support COVID-19 efforts
Thermo Fisher Scientific is investing an additional $140 million to further expand its laboratory plastics consumables production to support the global need for COVID-19 testing, development, and manufacturing of therapies and vaccines.
Optofluidics technology accelerates discovery of COVID-19 treatments
Known for its transformative technology, Berkeley Lights is a pioneer in optofluidics, which has supported the biopharmaceutical industry for years with its deep cell characterization capabilities. These efforts are highlighted by the rapid impact that Berkeley Lights' Beacon systems had during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Discuss
Thermo Fisher center forms partnerships for biomarkers
Thermo Fisher Scientific announced new collaborations for clinical biomarker discovery among the Thermo Fisher Precision Medicine Science Center, AstraZeneca, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
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ESMO Virtual Congress 2020
September 14-29
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2020 ACCP Annual Meeting
September 20-22
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BioProcess International West
September 21-25
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BioProcess International
September 21-25
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