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.
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.
GenapSys launches sequencer in Asia, lands new funding
February 12, 2020 -- GenapSys has launched its gene sequencer in the Asia-Pacific region and garnered $75 million in financing to support its international expansion.
Arbor offers NGS coronavirus panel to researchers for free
February 12, 2020 -- Arbor Biosciences announced on February 12 that it will release its myBaits Expert hybridization-based panel for detecting infection with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The next-generation sequencing (NGS) panel will be offered free of charge to global researchers helping to identify the source organism and evolution of the virus.
Opposition fails for key CRISPR patent in Europe
February 11, 2020 -- ERS Genomics announced on February 10 that the European Patent Office has upheld an important CRISPR patent, rejecting opposition filed by anonymous parties.
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.
X-Chem, ALK partner on allergy drug discovery
February 5, 2020 -- X-Chem announced on February 5 a new drug discovery partnership with ALK-Abelló A/S. The collaboration will focus on the discovery of small-molecule drug products to treat a broad range of allergies.
Allen Institute extends cell line contract
February 3, 2020 -- The Allen Institute for Cell Science announced on February 3 that it has extended its contract with the Coriell Institute for Medical Research for the storage and distribution of its Allen Cell Collection. Since its launch in 2016, the collection has grown from five cell lines to more than 40 lines today. The new agreement between the institutes will extend for an additional three years.
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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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