Immunology
Precision Advance aims to improve patient access to cell and gene therapy
Improving patient access to cell and gene therapy treatments is the goal of Precision Advance, an initiative of Precision Medicine Group. Precision Advance provides a set of interconnected services and personnel designed to help bring new therapies to market. Read More
Dialogue with regulators will help bring cell and gene therapies to market
CARLSBAD, CA - Open engagement and frequent communication with regulators is needed throughout the development process for cell and gene therapies to help bring them to market, according to an October 13 session at the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa. Read More
Catching up with the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine at Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa
CARLSBAD, CA - What's going on at this week's Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa? ScienceBoard.net spoke with Stephen Majors, director of public affairs at the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, who shared what's being discussed at this year's meeting. Read More
What's next for cellular immunotherapies?
CARLSBAD, CA - What's the next step in the development of cellular immunotherapies, particularly for liquid and solid tumors? At this week's Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa, Dr. Kanya Rajangam, PhD, of Nkarta Therapeutics explained the latest approaches. Read More
Tecartus becomes 1st CAR T-cell therapy to receive FDA approval for adults with ALL
Tecartus (brexucabtagene autoleucel), a CAR T-cell therapy, has gained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in adult patients. Read More
Scientists tease out role of epithelial cells in lung immunity
A research group has shown how different lung cell roles guide the immune system, according to a study published online on October 5 in Nature Communications. The findings have larger implications in understanding, preventing, and treating multiple lung pathologies, such as those seen in COVID-19. Read More
How one company aims to make bedside cell therapies a reality
SQZ Biotech is developing high-throughput technology that can manufacture novel cell therapy products in under 24 hours. Founder and CEO Armon Sharei, PhD, spoke with ScienceBoard.net recently at Biotech Week Boston 2021. Read More
Cancer-linked genes help tumors evade immune system
Tumors have more genetic tricks for escaping detection by the immune system than previously thought, according to a new study published on September 17 in Science. The study results may inform the development of therapeutic strategies that can counter those tricks. Read More
Venture Lab selects early-stage companies for accelerator program
The BioInnovation Institute has named the first cohort of early-stage companies participating in its Venture Lab startup accelerator program. Seven ventures have been selected across three specialized areas: therapeutics, bioindustrials, and health technology. Read More
McMaster, Sartorius partner on improving biomanufacturing
Sartorius Stedim Biotech and McMaster University, which is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, plan to collaborate on an effort to improve advanced manufacturing processes for antibody and virus-based treatments for diseases like COVID-19 and cancer. Read More
Conferences
Building Biology in 3D Hybrid Symposium
October 26-27
La Jolla, California United States
Northeast Regional Laboratory Staff and Core Directors (NERLSCD) 2021
November 3-5
Portsmouth, New Hampshire United States
CPhI Worldwide 2021
November 9-11
Milan, Lombardia Italy
Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Annual Meeting
November 10-14
Washington, DC, District of Columbia United States
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