FDA enhances Purple Book with biosimilars upgrade
February 24, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be upgrading the Purple Book, a database of FDA-licensed biological products, beginning on February 24. Early-phase upgrades will include full search functionality for all biosimilar products and their reference products.
Florida CRO expands drug screening and manufacturing
February 21, 2020 -- Florida-based contract research organization (CRO) Alchem Laboratories is constructing a new building to grow its screening and chemical trail manufacturing capabilities.
Audentes plans gene therapy facility in NC
February 19, 2020 -- Audentes Therapeutics has announced that it plans to invest $109 million to build a new 135,00-sq-ft gene therapy manufacturing facility in Sanford, NC, that is expected to be operational by 2021.
MilliporeSigma to make Elypta liquid biopsy kits
February 18, 2020 -- MilliporeSigma has signed an agreement with Swedish molecular diagnostics company Elypta to be the contract manufacturer for Elypta's clinical diagnostic liquid biopsy kits.
Bioprocessing Summit Europe to be held March 24-26
February 13, 2020 -- The Bioprocessing Summit Europe will return to Barcelona, Spain, this year to address the growing global market for gene therapy and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The summit will take place from March 24 to 26.
Catalent completes acquisition of MaSTherCell
February 12, 2020 -- Catalent announced on February 11 that it has completed its acquisition of MaSTherCell Global, improving Catalent's position in the field of advanced biotherapeutics.
Bosc named president of Women in Bio
February 11, 2020 -- Jessica Bosc, director of business development and licensing at Selexis, has been named president of Women in Bio, following a one-year term as president-elect.
ERS Genomics licenses CRISPR tech to Aelian
February 11, 2020 -- ERS Genomics announced on February 11 that it has entered an agreement to license its portfolio of CRISPR technology to Aelian Biotechnology.
MilliporeSigma unveils BrightLab for research scientists
February 11, 2020 -- MilliporeSigma has introduced BrightLab, a cloud-based inventory management and instrument connectivity platform for research scientists.
Trump's 2021 budget calls for 8% NIH cut
February 11, 2020 -- U.S. President Donald Trump on February 10 released a proposed budget for 2021 that includes an 8% cut in funding to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), proposing a 2021 budget of $38 billion, compared with the $41.4 billion for 2020.
Conferences
2nd Annual BioIT World Conference & Expo West
March 1-4
San Francisco, California United States
BioProcess International US West
March 9-12
Santa Clara United States
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
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