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Vycellix, Avectas partner for product development
Vycellix and Avectas have unveiled plans to collaborate on the development of cell-based immunotherapeutic products.
Scientists alter cell function with genetic engineering, polymer science
A new method called genetically targeted chemical assembly (GTCA) has demonstrated the ability to build artificial structures within the body to carry out unique functions. The research, presented in the latest edition of Science, provides compelling evidence for GTCA's ability to modify cell function with bioengineering tools.  Discuss
FTC greenlights $20B GE-Danaher deal
Following an agreement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), GE Healthcare Life Sciences is moving forward with the sale of its GE Biopharma business to Danaher for $20 billion as planned.
NIH shifts noncritical research to maintenance
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has decided to shift all laboratory operations that are not mission critical to a maintenance phase, according to a statement released on March 20.
Exothera offers process development, viral vector support to biomanufacturers
Biomanufacturing company Univercells announced on March 19 that it has established a contract development and manufacturing organization named Exothera to support cell and gene therapy developers with process development and production of viral vectors.
Gyros immunoassay integrated into TJU training programs
Immunoassay developer Gyros Protein Technologies announced on March 17 that it will integrate its technology into advanced training programs at the Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU).
New biocompatible microparticles created with heat, light
A new simple and scalable protein-processing technique based on temperature-sensitive phase changes creates unique microarchitectures within microparticles for use in drug delivery and other bioengineering applications, according to a study published in Nature Communications on March 12.  Discuss
National Postdoctoral Association cancels meeting due to COVID-19
Yet another scientific meeting has been canceled as a result of the rapidly spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. On March 10, the National Postdoctoral Association made the decision to cancel its annual conference scheduled to take place in San Diego on March 27-29.
Berkeley Lights debuts new workflow for Opto CLD
Berkeley Lights has introduced Opto Cell Line Development (CLD) 2.0, a new workflow designed for the Beacon optofluidic instrument.
Major bioprocessing conference in Calif. postponed
The Bioprocess International West 2020 Conference has been postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, which has resulted in the cancellation or postponement of medical and scientific meetings around the world.
Conferences
Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2020
March 30 - April 3
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of United Kingdom
Experimental Biology 2020
April 4
San Diego, California United States
BioProcess International Europe
April 28 - May 1
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands
Lab of the Future USA
May 19-20
Boston, Massachusetts United States
2nd Annual Cell Therapy Bioprocessing Conference
June 25-26
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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