Touchlight has secured a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a research program aimed at demonstrating that its enzymatically produced novel DNA format can support a rapid, scalable, durable, and thermostable vaccine solution for future...
BigHat Biosciences, a US biotech with a machine learning-guided antibody discovery and development platform, has announced a collaboration with Merck to apply its technology to design candidates for up to three drug discovery programs.
The Centre for Advanced Therapies Manufacturing Training, which is based at the University of Birmingham in the UK, today announced a program aimed at growing the industry’s skills base for advanced cell and gene therapy manufacturing.
A new experimental mRNA-based vaccine could give a baseline level of immune memory against diverse flu strains: and thus might serve one day as a general preventative measure against future flu pandemics, according to researchers.
Oramed Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on the development of oral drug delivery platforms, has signed an exclusive commercial distribution agreement for the Republic of Korea with local player, Medicox Co Ltd, in relation to its oral insulin candidate....
EncOVac, a consortium led by Poolbeg Pharma, has been awarded €2.3m ($2.37m) in non-dilutive grant funding to progress its Oral Vaccine Platform under the Irish Government’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (‘DTIF’).
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Provention Bio’s Tzield (teplizumab-mzwv) to delay the onset of stage 3 type 1 diabetes: with the American Diabetes Association welcoming it as a 'tremendous accomplishment'.
Bavarian Nordic has signed a joint procurement agreement with HERA, the European Commission’s Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority, for the supply of up to 2 million doses of the Imvanex (Jynneos) monkeypox vaccine during 2023 and 2024.
Roche announced yesterday that Phase 3 studies for its Alzheimer’s drug gantenerumab failed to meet the primary endpoint of slowing clinical decline. Although disappointed, Alzheimer’s associations are hopeful there is still a lot that can be learned...
Cue Biopharma has released positive data at SITC 2022 from its ongoing Phase 1 trial evaluating its lead interleukin 2 (IL-2)-based biologic, CUE-101, in combination with KEYTRUDA, as a first line therapy for patients with recurrent/metastatic HPV+ head...
EdiGene Biotechnology USA has moved into a new Research & Development Center in Waltham, Mass. to advance its proprietary LEAPER tech into in vivo RNA editing therapies: with an initial focus on ophthalmology and the central nervous system.
Sanofi and Insilico Medicine have announced a multi-year, multi-target strategic research collaboration: leveraging Insilico’s ‘Pharma.AI’ platform to advance drug development for up to six new targets.
Chameleon Biosciences, a Berkeley-based biotech aiming to enable safer and more effective gene therapies, has won the Immunomodulatory Solution of the Year in the Biotech Breakthrough Awards, run by the Tech Breakthrough organization.
One dose of an antibody drug protected from malaria infection during the malaria season in Mali, showing up to 88% effectiveness: demonstrating for the first time that a monoclonal antibody can prevent malaria in an endemic region.
Sensorion, a biotech specializing in therapies for hearing loss disorders, has been granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its lead gene therapy candidate, OTOF-GT.
The biopharma sector has seen recent advancements in process intensification, especially in relation to upstream processing, with the technology employed aimed at increasing drug output. One of the quickest and simplest ways to achieve process intensification...
AstraZeneca and Sanofi’s Beyfortus (nirsevimab) has been approved in the EU the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) lower respiratory tract disease in newborns and infants during their first RSV season.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review to GSK’s respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) older adult vaccine candidate with a decision expected in May 2023: which could make it the first vaccine approved against the virus.
ReiThera has received operational authorization from the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) to open a new production area at its facility near Rome for the large-scale production of viral vectors for vaccines and gene therapy.