Development 'cookbooks' could speed up gene therapy
Great strides have been made in the development of gene editing tools in the past decade, but translating the technology into real therapies to treat patients has taken longer than expected. How to accelerate this process was the subject of a panel discussion on January 13 at the Biotech Showcase virtual event. Read More
Fujifilm secures funding, signs lease for new research/manufacturing center
Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies has announced $76 million in financing for the Center for Advanced Biological Innovation and Manufacturing and that a lease for a site in the Boston area has been signed. Read More
Startup Creative Bio launches cell culture portfolio
Creative Bio has launched a portfolio of cell culture tools that it hopes will be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Bone Therapeutics, Rigenerand partner on cell therapy process development
Bone Therapeutics and Rigenerand have formed a cell therapy process development partnership. Read More
Lentigen to manufacture vector for Oncternal
Oncternal Therapeutics announced an agreement with Lentigen Technology, a subsidiary of Miltenyi Biotec, to manufacture lentiviral vectors for Octernal's investigational receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 1-targeting chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy program. Read More
How is the pharma-AI partnership landscape changing?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is taking on a growing role in drug discovery and development, with some 250 firms in a market space that's worth over $9 billion. And developers of AI are becoming attractive acquisition targets for contract research organizations, according to Ulrik Kristensen, PhD, research analyst and founder of Emersion Insights. Read More
KSQ Therapeutics, Takeda to develop novel cancer immunotherapies
KSQ Therapeutics has entered into a broad strategic collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical to research, develop, and commercialize novel immune-based therapies for cancer. Read More
Taysha, UTSW start fund to speed up CNS gene therapies
Taysha Gene Therapies and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) have launched a fund to accelerate the development of adeno-associated virus gene therapies for monogenic diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). Read More
What makes immuno-oncology therapies attractive investments?
Although immuno-oncology therapies have been around for many years, investors are excited to partner with innovators in the space who can push the boundaries of what these therapies are able to achieve. A panel of investors and business development executives discussed what exactly makes a specific candidate attractive as a business opportunity during a recorded session at the Biotech Showcase virtual event. Read More
Tessera closes $230M in series B round for gene writing tech
Tessera Therapeutics has raised over $230 million in series B financing to advance its gene writing technology, capable of writing therapeutic instructions into the genome to treat diseases at their source. Read More
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