U.K. scientists recognized for bioprocessing work
Two scientists from the U.K. were recognized for their contributions to the bioprocessing and biologics manufacturing sector at a recent conference. Read More
Krystal expands commercial gene therapy production
Krystal Biotech on January 24 announced the beginning of construction on its second commercial gene therapy facility in Findlay Township in Pennsylvania. The facility will have the capacity to produce commercial gene therapy medicines for a variety of rare diseases. Read More
Joint venture targets cell and gene therapy
A new joint venture dedicated to supporting researchers and biopharmaceutical companies in cell and gene therapy was announced on January 21. The joint venture is owned equally by three partners: Bio-Techne, Fresenius Kabi, and Wilson Wolf. Read More
Researchers tackle fake medicine with uncrackable puzzles
Protecting patients from consuming counterfeit medicines is an urgent need. A new uncrackable authentication system is being developed with the use of degradable fluorescent proteins. Researchers from Purdue University are developing edible "security tags" that can be embedded on medicines. The work was published in Nature Communications on January 16. Read More
Sartorius expands small sample filtration to 50mL
The new Sartolab RF 50 vacuum filtration units are available in two versions, one with an asymmetric 0.22 µm PES membrane for sterile filtration and another with a 0.45 µm PES membrane for clarification. Read More
New chemistry technique builds more precise nanoparticles
New research published in Nature Communications on November 27th demonstrates a new chemical technique that provides researchers enhanced control over the size and shape of nanoparticles used in drug delivery systems. Read More
New chromatography resin enters commercial production
Purolite Ltd. today announces that its Praesto agarose-based chromatography resin range is being utilized for the commercial manufacturing of FDA-approved biotherapeutics. Read More
Medical Research Council (MRC) helps academic researchers attract more than £1.1 billion in downstream funding for translational research

A new report published on September 11 looks at the impacts of the Medical Research Council (MRC) support for translational research over the last decade. The report found that the contributions to translational research has streamlined funding process to benefit academic laboratories and the business community.

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The drug development industry is hungry for 3D printing – from the 4th Peptide Drug Design & Delivery Summit
The Science Advisory Board attended the 4th Annual Peptide Drug Design and Delivery Summit in Philadelphia from August 27 to 29. One of the most discussed topics at the event of the use of 3D printing for pharmaceutical applications. Many scientists are pursuing this technology with gusto, utilizing the technology to improve peptide drug design. Read More
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CPhI North America
August 10-12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Bioprocessing Summit
August 16-19
Boston, Massachusetts United States
6th Annual CAR-TCR Summit
August 30 - September 2
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European Congress of Immunology (ECI) 2021
September 1-4
Belgrade Serbia
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