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AI drug development market projected to reach $5.1B by 2025
October 6, 2021 -- The world market for AI applications in drug development is projected to reach $5.1 billion by 2025, an increase of more than $3.6 billion from the market size in 2020. However, significant challenges are lurking ahead as the industry enters the next phase, according to Ulrik Kristensen, PhD, of Emersion Insights. Read More
Scientists tease out role of epithelial cells in lung immunity
October 6, 2021 -- 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
Register to attend the BioTools Innovator Capstone Event
October 6, 2021 -- BioTools Innovator is holding its inaugural Capstone Event for the 2021 cohort on Thursday, October 14, at 2 p.m. PST, 5 p.m. EST. The event is co-located with the Cell & Gene Therapy Meeting on the Mesa in Carlsbad, CA. Read More
Learning from older drug modalities accelerates viral process development
October 5, 2021 -- Andrew Tustian, EngD, director of viral process development at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, spoke with ScienceBoard.net about accelerating process development for adeno-associated viruses by modifying strategies from older modalities. Read More
New 4D visualization shows epigenetic processes unfold over time
October 5, 2021 -- Scientists have developed a new visualization method to construct 4D models of X chromosome inactivation, lending insight into gene expression and opening new pathways to drug treatments for gene-based disorders and diseases. The findings are being published on October 8 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Read More
How one company aims to make bedside cell therapies a reality
October 4, 2021 -- 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 Cell Map Initiative reveals protein interactions that drive cancer
October 4, 2021 -- A research group has mapped previously unknown interactions between proteins that drive cancer, thereby revealing potential new biomarkers and drug targets. The findings were published in a trio of papers in Science on October 1. Read More
Halo Labs releases gene therapy quality analysis instrument
October 4, 2021 -- Halo Labs has launched Aura GT, a next-generation instrument that can correlate capsid aggregation with DNA leakage or empty and full capsids. Read More
Nanoscale sequencer detects 2 cancer-linked RNA base modifications simultaneously
October 1, 2021 -- Using a new nanoscale sequencer, a research group has sequenced a microRNA that is a marker for refractory gastrointestinal cancer. The novel method can detect two types of chemical base modifications simultaneously, according to a study published on September 29 in Scientific Reports. Read More
End-to-end automation of closed manufacturing can make cell therapies more accessible
September 30, 2021 -- BOSTON - Cellares is building a cell manufacturing platform that fully automates and closes the process, according to co-founder and CEO Fabian Gerlinghaus. ScienceBoard.net spoke with Gerlinghaus following a presentation at the Cell and Gene Manufacturing and Commercialization event, which is part of Biotech Week Boston 2021. Read More
Services for lab instruments have changed during COVID
September 30, 2021 -- The servicing of analytical and life science instrumentation is vital to maintaining instrument performance capabilities and maximizing the life of costly lab assets. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, several dynamics have emerged in equipment service, according to Strategic Directions International, a sister company of ScienceBoard.net. Read More
New tools are needed for next-gen gene therapies
September 28, 2021 -- BOSTON - Delivering next-generation viral vectors for use in gene therapies requires that scientists reenvision the tools and process modalities that could be leveraged to make gene therapy a reality, according to Stefano Menegatti, PhD, associate professor at North Carolina State University. Menegatti spoke with ScienceBoard.net during the BioProcess International conference in Boston. Read More
Vote for the winner of the BioTools Innovator 1-minute video competition
September 28, 2021 -- With the inaugural BioTools Innovator accelerator program well underway, the organization has launched the "$5,000 Best Video Competition." ScienceBoard.net community members can help choose the winner. Read More
Enrich Therapeutics develops desktop cell isolation system for therapeutic discovery
September 26, 2021 -- Enrich Therapeutics is developing a desktop static cell isolation technology that can separate clones to accelerate therapeutic discovery. We spoke with Dong Wang, who is co-founder, president, and chief operating officer of Enrich Therapeutics, as part of our coverage of the competition. Read More
Nanopore sensor quickly detects infectious viruses
September 24, 2021 -- Scientists have designed a nanopore-based sensor that can detect the presence and infectiousness of a virus in a sample within minutes, according to a new study published in Science Advances on September 22. The new method successfully detected SARS-CoV-2, positioning it as a speedier, less fussy alternative to other tests. Read More
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