Cell & Gene Therapies

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Study: Early test and treat is vital in people infected with COVID-19

By Jane Byrne

A new mathematical modeling study by Ashish Goyal and colleagues, informed by data collected from 25 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in four different countries, offers some important new insights into the optimal timing of four different antiviral...

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Disruptor in cell and gene therapy space secures US$30m in funding

By Jane Byrne

Ori Biotech Ltd (Ori), a London and New Jersey based innovator in the cell and gene therapy (CGT) manufacturing sphere, last week announced the successful close of a US$30m Series A financing round, bringing the company’s total funding to date to US$41m.

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BARDA and Locus in tie-up to tackle UTIs with phages

By Jane Byrne

Locus Biosciences has signed a contract with BARDA to co-fund development of LBP-EC01, a CRISPR Cas3-enhanced bacteriophage (crPhage) that targets E. coli bacteria causing recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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Fujifilm expands its gene therapy drug CDMO business

By Jane Byrne

Fujifilm is boosting its gene therapy offering, taking the first steps to expand its viral vector contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) services to Europe, at the site of Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) in the North East of...

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Sartorius acquires BIA Separations for $423m

By Rachel Arthur

German life science company Sartorius will merge Slovenian purification specialist BIA Separations with Sartorius Stedim Biotech, in a deal worth €360m ($423m).

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Why viral vector manufacturing capacity is constrained

By Nick Taylor

Viral vector production capacity has become increasingly constrained in recent years due to increases in the therapies in development, the dosages given and the patient populations targeted. COVID-19 is exacerbating the situation.

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