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Verici Dx receives boost with Thermo Fisher licensing deal

By Isabel Cameron

Verici Dx, a company developing advanced clinical diagnostics for organ transplant, has entered into a global licensing partnership with healthcare giant Thermo Fisher to develop an assay for pre-transplant kidney testing.

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IO Biotech enrolls 380 Patients in phase 3 advanced melanoma trial

By Isabel Cameron

IO Biotech, a clinical-stage biopharma company developing therapeutic cancer vaccines, has completed enrollment in its phase 3 trial for IO102-IO103, in combination with KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in patients with advanced melanoma....

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Angle launches PD-L1 test to support cancer therapy studies

By Isabel Cameron

Angle, a liquid biopsy company with circulating tumour cell (CTC) diagnostic solutions for use in research, drug development and clinical oncology, has launched its Portrait PD-L1 test for the evaluation of PD-L1 protein expression on CTCs.

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WuXi Biologics bioconjugates spinout plans $470 million IPO

By Liza Laws

The Chinese contract research, development and manufacturing organization (CRDMO) WuXi XDC has launched a bid to raise up to HK$3.7 billion (US$470.3 million) in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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BioCina to manufacture pneumococcal vaccines in expanded partnership

By Jonathan Smith

The Australian biotech GPN Vaccines has expanded a partnership with compatriot contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) BioCina to scale up the manufacture of its lead candidate vaccine against pneumococcal diseases such as pneumonia,...

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Q&A: CRB on the future of life sciences industry

By Isabel Cameron

Peter Walters is a fellow of Advanced Therapies at CRB and has 20 years of experience specializing in pharmaceutical process and facility design. We spoke to him about CRB's latest life sciences report and best practices that must be adopted across...

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Cancer vaccine shows promising long-term survival data

By Isabel Cameron

Ultimovacs, a clinical-stage biotech developing novel immunotherapeutic cancer vaccines, has announced ‘encouraging’ overall survival (OS) data for its phase 1 clinical trial in malignant melanoma.

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