Fujifilm Irvine Scientific Inc has started the commissioning phase of its new 250,000 square feet (22,800 square meter) cell culture media manufacturing facility in Tilburg, the Netherlands; the site joins existing plants in the US and Japan.
CEOs at large pharma and biotech companies are upbeat when it comes to their outlook for both their own company and the industry at large; they also have a healthy appetite for M&A, found a KPMG survey.
AstraZeneca’s Alexion has exercised its option to acquire all remaining equity in Caelum Biosciences for CAEL-101, a fibril-reactive monoclonal antibody (mAb) for the treatment of light chain (AL) amyloidosis.
ViroCell Biologics and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) have formed a new partnership to immediately address the global viral vector manufacturing bottleneck for clinical trials
Takeda has received approval from Japan’s ministry of health to manufacture and market its stem cell therapy, Alofisel, for the treatment of complex perianal fistulas in patients with non-active or mildly active luminal Crohn’s disease (CD).
Open Pharma wants to see articles in peer-reviewed medical journals provide plain language summaries: those written in everyday language that is easy to understand by anyone from patients to policymakers. It's now set out its recommendations on how...
This month sees the launch of a new gene therapy player, Opus Genetics, a company backed and spun out by leading patient group Foundation Fighting Blindness’ venture arm, the Retinal Degeneration Fund (RD Fund).
Synthetic DNA vector producer, Touchlight, has announced the extension of its fundraising round to a current aggregate total of US$125m (£92m). The financing was led by Bridford Investments Limited and Novator Partners.
French innovator, TreeFrog Therapeutics, which is focused on developing affordable stem cell-derived cell therapies, has just closed a US$75m (€64M) Series B financing round, bringing its total funding to date to US$83m (€70M).
Biosimilar producer, Sandoz, has entered into a commercialization agreement for biosimilar, BAT1706, referencing Avastin (bevacizumab) with Bio-Thera Solutions for the treatment of multiple types of cancers.
Previously a series of unsuccessful clinical trials for treatments, combined with the high costs of R&D in the area, led to declining interest in dementia research but a new publication from the WHO notes a definite uptick in the funding of such work...
Moderna and the nonprofit Institute for Life Changing Medicines (ILCM) are collaborating to develop a new messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutic (mRNA-3351) for Crigler-Najjar Syndrome Type 1 (CN-1), an ultra-rare disease.
Ardena has acquired Idifarma, a contract manufacturer of niche and highly potent generic and innovative drugs, from Suanfarma; the deal enables it to expand across Southern Europe and supports its strategy to become a leading global CDMO.