Genomics
Academic CDMOs, like commercial ones, play critical role in CGT sector
The cell and gene therapy (CGT) industry is growing and academic contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) -- like their larger commercial counterparts -- are playing a critical role in the ecosystem, according to Stuart Curbishley, PhD, head of business and process development at the University of Birmingham’s Advanced Therapies Facility. Read More
Gene overexpression may protect against Alzheimer’s disease: study
Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered the overexpression of a gene tied to cell division and the structure and function of neurons may prevent and protect against cognitive decline in both mice and humans with Alzheimer’s disease. Read More
Induced pluripotent stem cell technology offers potential treatment for hair loss
Science Advisory Board spoke with Stemson Therapeutics co-founder and CEO Geoff Hamilton earlier this month at the 2022 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa about the preclinical stage cell therapy company's focus on curing hair loss by leveraging the regenerative power of induced pluripotent stem cells. Read More
Procedure finds large deletions, other anomalies in 'on-target' CRISPR-Cas9 editing
Single-molecule real-time sequencing has enabled Rice University researchers to find and quantify unintended genetic changes that can occur when CRISPR-Cas9 makes on-target DNA cuts. Read More
Cell therapy startup NKILT Therapeutics takes novel approach to targeting leukemia
Biotech startup NKILT Therapeutics is developing a novel approach of engineering natural killer cells to directly target leukemias and solid tumors. Science Advisory Board spoke with Raphaël Ognar, co-founder and CEO of the company earlier this month at the 2022 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa in Carlsbad, CA. Read More
Identification of genetic drivers of radiotherapy sensitivity opens door to treatment optimization
Using in silico and experimental profiling platforms, researchers at Northwestern Medicine have identified genetic biomarkers of radiation sensitivity, pointing to opportunities to use genomics to guide radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients. Read More
Antion Biosciences takes allogeneic approach to therapies with microRNA technology
Science Advisory Board spoke with Dr. Sven Kili, CEO of Antion Biosciences, at last week’s 2022 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa, where he laid out his vision for where the company is heading and what the industry needs to do to cure diseases with significant unmet medical needs. Read More
CRISPR interference screening reveals mitochondrial door linked to Alzheimer's, cancer
Using CRISPR interference screening, scientists at the Whitehead Institute have uncovered the gene that serves as a doorway to the mitochondrial membrane, providing a molecular basis for understanding its role in cancer and Alzheimer's disease Read More
CDMO Lonza continues drive to support cell and gene therapy commercial customers
In an interview with Science Advisory Board, Alberto Santagostino, senior vice president and head of cell and gene technologies at Swiss contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Lonza, discussed bluebird bio's two recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved gene therapies. Read More
Cell and gene therapy sector is in midst of an ‘industrial revolution’: Miguel Forte
Science Advisory Board spoke with Dr. Miguel Forte, CEO of Bone Therapeutics and president-elect of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy, at last week’s 2022 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa about the state of the cell and gene therapy sector. Read More
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