Drug Discovery & Development
USCAP 2022: 4 tips for a more sustainable lab
LOS ANGELES -- The global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry has a carbon footprint greater than even the forestry or paper industry, but there are ways scientists can help decrease their environmental impact, according to a keynote lecture at this week's United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 2022 meeting. Read More
Organizations invest in stem cell research using unique approaches
Stem cell technology is increasingly being used and developed for a variety of therapeutic purposes, most notably for the treatment of damaged tissue. While these treatments have significant clinical potential, they also require extensive research and investment to support the development of these novel therapies. Read More
Viral vector manufacturing opens doors to new and innovative therapies
The use of viral vectors has gained significant traction in recent years with many companies implementing and expanding on such technologies. Exothera, Novartis, and Ray Therapeutics are some of the companies that have directly invested in the expansion of viral vector technologies, according to Cell and Gene Therapy Business Outlook, a sister publication of ScienceBoard. Read More
New checkpoint target boosts immunotherapies against solid tumors in mice
The human immune system can be a powerful weapon in halting the spread of cancer, leading to long-term remission. However, many tumors find ways to protect themselves by switching off the immune response. Scientists have discovered a new way to reactivate T cells to attack solid tumors and boost existing therapies in mice, according to research published in Cancer Discovery on March 8. Read More
Researchers grow functional pancreatic beta cells from stem cells
A research group has demonstrated that stem cells can form cells that closely mimic normal pancreatic islets, in terms of both structure and function. The findings, which were published in Nature Biotechnology on March 3, show how stem cell islets can be used as tools for diabetes research and cell therapies. Read More
Targovax and Agenus team up on mutant KRAS cancer vaccine
Targovax and Agenus have entered into a clinical collaboration and supply agreement to combine Targovax's TG mutant KRAS cancer vaccines with Agenus' clinically validated and U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved QS-21 Stimulon adjuvant. Read More
How diversity, inclusion help one company turn sci-fi into sci-fact
Juliana Blum, PhD, co-founder and executive vice president of corporate development at Humacyte, spoke with ScienceBoard about diversity and inclusion in the life sciences, especially about being a woman in science. Read More
Combined imaging approach gives detailed picture of blood vessels
Mapping out the intricate network of blood vessels in tissues can help researchers to better understand the changes in diseases like dementia or cancer. However, techniques to image the vasculature are individually limited and difficult to combine. Now, a new easy-to-use system, described in a paper published February 10 in the journal Nature Methods, can combine multiple imaging techniques to provide more detailed information at a range of scales. Read More
Experience sharing is critical for women in science
Sharing experiences with future generations is key to moving science and biotechnology forward. As a female leader of a biotechnology company, Dr. Bridget Martell, CEO of Artizan Biosciences, shares her experiences and perspectives with ScienceBoard. Read More
Flexibility is key for automated flow cytometry workflows
A tutorial titled "Handling Large Data Sets Generated by Flow Cytometry in an Automated Environment" presented by Bio-Rad at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening 2022 International Conference and Expo demonstrated the flexibility and power of the company's flow cytometry workflow, from reagents and instrumentation to automation and data analysis. Read More
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