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Why did biotech valuations boom in 2021, and what does it mean for 2022?
Dennis Purcell, founder Aisling Capital and one of the founders of the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, shared his expert opinions on the state of the biotech sector and the investment outlook with ScienceBoard as part of Biotech Finance Month 2022. Read More
Roswell Biotechnologies demonstrates scalable molecular electronics chip
Roswell Biotechnologies and leading academic scientists have developed the first molecular electronics chip, realizing a 50-year-old goal of integrating single molecules into circuits to achieve the ultimate scaling limits of Moore's Law. Read More
Investors double down on AI drug development
Funding for artificial intelligence (AI) in drug development hit $4.1 billion in 2021, a 36% increase from the year before, according to Emersion Insights. The AI drug development industry has gained a lot of attention from investors, venture capital firms, and corporate investment funds in recent years. Read More
Pancreatic stellate cells promote cancer cell proliferation, tumor growth
Using optical imaging to study metabolic processes as they relate to tumor growth, researchers hope to better understand the tumor microenvironment and potential interventions. New research published on January 21 in Science Advances showed that pancreas cells co-cultured with pancreatic cancer cells in 3D organoids resulted in increased pancreatic cancer cell growth. Read More
Critical step identified in immune system response could lead to new treatments
New research has identified a crucial protein that controls the immune system's release of a key factor in fighting infections. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications on January 10, found that the MNDA protein is necessary for white blood cells to produce a type of interferon. This discovery could lead to new drugs to help fight infections or treat autoimmune conditions. Read More
How COVID-19 has shed light on importance of biotech tools, health equity
As the world enters the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that the virus has taught humanity some very tough lessons, but there have also been significant scientific advances. A panel explored the current challenges facing the industry, along with the silver linings, on January 10 at Biotech Showcase 2022. Read More
Rare disease treatments continue to advance alongside gene therapies
Rare diseases represent an underserved and frequently overlooked area in healthcare. As a result, funding for research in these diseases is often limited. However, many of these diseases are fatal or highly impair a patient's quality of life. According to a recent report from Cell and Gene Therapy Business Outlook, a sister publication of ScienceBoard, some institutions are focusing their efforts in the area of rare diseases. Read More
Battle royale: Self-cloaking virus vs. regenerating bacteria
Which one is more likely to win in a fight: a self-cloaking virus or regenerating bacteria? These two groups of microbes can wreak havoc on the human body, albeit in vastly different ways. While there may be no right or wrong answer, ScienceBoard has initiated a long-term effort to probe experts on where they would place their bets in this epic fight. Read More
Biotools M&A scene hot in 2021
It was a busy year for the acquisition of biotool companies. Likewise, 2022 is expected to be another busy year for lab tool mergers and acquisitions. Read More
Virtual Biotech Showcase draws over 300 life science companies
Biotech Showcase is an investor conference that aims to connect global life science executives with investors. The event was scheduled to take place January 10-13, 2022, in San Francisco; however, on December 16, 2021, the event's organizers announced that it would transition to a virtual on-demand platform. Read More
Conferences
International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy Annual Meeting
May 4 - June 7
San Francisco, California United States
American Society for Mass Spectrometry Annual Conference
June 5-9
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States
American Society for Microbiology Microbe Meeting
June 9-13
District of Columbia United States
HPLC 2022
June 18-23
San Diego, California United States
Conferences
International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy Annual Meeting
May 4 - June 7
San Francisco, California United States
American Society for Mass Spectrometry Annual Conference
June 5-9
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States
American Society for Microbiology Microbe Meeting
June 9-13
District of Columbia United States
HPLC 2022
June 18-23
San Diego, California United States
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